From the Desk of the Executive Director: Expert Researchers Invited to Join Social Scientists’ Amicus Briefs
From the Desk of the Executive Director: Expert Researchers Invited to Join Social Scientists’ Amicus Briefs
 
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July 2022

From the Desk of the Executive Director:
Expert Researchers Invited to Join Social Scientists’ Amicus Briefs

I am writing to you through Highlights to reach relevant experts in the education research community who may be interested in signing on to two Supreme Court amicus briefs that will be heard this fall: SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. It is important that courts are informed by rigorous research, and the two briefs have been prepared by teams of qualified scientists in our field. They are seeking signatures from other well-qualified scientists conversant with the research to join with them. Please see letter below.

As many of you may know, AERA has led scientific societies’ briefs in support of higher education institutions and their students benefiting from diverse student bodies. AERA is again doing so and will be sharing our amicus brief and materials shortly after the filing deadline on August 1.

 

 

 

Felice J. Levine, PhD
flevine@aera.net


Dear Colleague,

We are writing to invite you to sign onto the two amicus briefs that have been drafted for submission to the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of social scientists supporting race-conscious admissions by Tuesday, July 26th at 9 p.m. PST

As you may know, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing both SFFA v. Harvard and SFFA v. University of North CarolinaChapel Hill this fall. It continues to be vitally important that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision be based on the rigorous body of research, which supports race-conscious admissions policy in both cases. 

To review the two near final amicus briefs, which address the distinct legal issues in each case, and to sign on to the briefs, please review and complete this form by Tuesday, July 26th at 9 p.m. PST.  

Thank you for considering this request.

Sincerely,

Brief Co-Authors:
SFFA v. Harvard amicus brief

Liliana M. Garces, J.D., Ed.D.
Mike Hoa Nguyen, Ph.D.
OiYan A. Poon, Ph.D.
Janelle Wong, Ph.D.

SFFA v. UNC amicus brief

Uma Mazyck Jayakumar, Ph.D.
William Kidder, J.D.

 
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