Press Call Briefing: Civil Rights Advocates to Outline Risks in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard

Categories: Education, Press Releases

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shin Inouye, 202.869.0398,

WASHINGTON – Ahead of the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard affirmative action trial, civil rights organizations and education experts will host a one-hour telephone press briefing on Wednesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. ET. Advocates will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as the threats this case poses to efforts to expand opportunity in higher education.

In an unprecedented move, the Sessions Department of Justice filed an amicus brief opposing Harvard College’s motion for summary judgment in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard in August. The Justice Department’s intervention in this case opposes constitutionally sound strategies that colleges and universities are using to expand educational opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

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WHEN: Wednesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. ET


  • Anjali Thakur-Mittal, managing director for field & member services, The Leadership Conference Education Fund
  • Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Janelle Wong, professor of Asian American Studies, University of Maryland
  • Nicole Ochi, supervising attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
  • Rachel M. Kleinman, senior counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.