Harvard Students, Alumni Testify Race Matters In Admissions

Law360, Boston (October 29, 2018, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A diverse group of Harvard students and alumni took center stage Monday in the closely watched affirmative action trial, telling a federal judge how their ethnicity shaped their time at Harvard and discouraging the elimination of a race-conscious admissions policy at the Ivy League school.

The group oppose the claims brought by Students for Fair Admissions, which sued Harvard on behalf of a collection of rejected Asian-American plaintiffs, who charge the school's use of race in the admissions process has resulted in a "cap" on the number of Asian students admitted in the name of diversity.

But representatives of the group...

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