AERA to Host Briefing on Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin

Released: 17-Sep-2012 12:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
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Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin

WHO: The American Educational Research Association (AERA), with co-sponsors American Sociological Association, American Statistical Association, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Law and Society Association, and Linguistic Society of America

WHAT: Media briefing to discuss the AERA amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court on Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin. The briefing will outline scientific evidence on the use of race as one factor in the University’s admissions policy and issues relevant to this critically important higher education case scheduled for hearing on October 10, 2012

Speakers will include:
Felice Levine, Executive Director, AERA
Angelo Ancheta, Counsel of Record for Amicus Brief, Santa Clara University, School of Law
Gary Orfield, The Civil Rights Project, University of California – Los Angeles
Other speakers to be announced

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2012

8:30 am – Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – Briefing
10:30 am – Program Concludes

WHERE: The National Press Club
The Conference Rooms
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045


This event will be webcast live. Details will be posted at


For additional information or to reach AERA Communications, contact Lucy Cunningham at

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the national interdisciplinary research association for approximately 25,000 scholars who undertake research in education. Founded in 1916, AERA aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

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