Hurt on ABA’s Latest Diversity Initiative

At Concurring Opinions, Christine blogs on the latest ABA diversity admissions initiative. As she points out, critiques that the ABA’s efforts are illegal miss the point. She writes:

“Putting aside debates as to whether affirmative action is good, bad, constitutional, unconstitutional or whatever, the most affirmative action-minded admissions committee has to make very difficult choices in an environment of scarcity. Scarcity of applicants; scarcity of dollars.”

She then details her frustrations as an admissions committee member at Marquette, which indicates that solving the diversity problem is not easily mandated by accreditation bodies.