Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

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Dr. Camille Zubrinsky Charles Professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn’s Africana Studies Center

is an expert on race and class issues and can discuss the topic of minorities at highly selective colleges and universities. She is the author of a numerous publications, including Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial and Social Currents in Selective Colleges and Universities (with Douglass S. Massey and colleagues).

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Kermit Roosevelt Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

has expertise in constitutional law and conflict of laws. He is a frequent media commentator on constitutional issues and can discuss his support of college and university affirmative action admissions policies.

Media Contact
Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@law.upenn.edu

Theodore Ruger Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

is a constitutional expert whose scholarship focuses on the application of judicial authority. He can discuss a brief he wrote in the case on behalf of college basketball coaches defending affirmative action in higher education.

Media Contact
Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@upenn.edu

Dr. Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutional

His research focuses on law and American political thought, with a special interest in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He can discuss the constitutionality of affirmative action policies at colleges and universities. He is author of numerous publications, including Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America (with Desmond S. King).

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu