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News Posted on August 16, 2012

Dean Johnson, Professor Ikemoto Cited in Supreme Court Affirmative Action Brief

Articles by Dean Kevin R. Johnson and Professor Lisa Ikemoto have been cited in the State of California's amicus brief submitted in the U.S. Supreme Court affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas

Dean Johnson's articles "Cry Me a River: The Limits of ‘A Systematic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools'" and "The Future of Legal Education: The Importance of Student and Faculty Diversity in Law Schools: One Dean's Perspective," were cited in a brief submitted by the State of California. Professor Ikemoto's article "Traces of the Master Narrative in the Story of African American/Korean American Conflict: How We Constructed ‘Los Angeles'" is cited in the same brief, which asks that the Court uphold its ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, which held that race may be one of many factors taken into consideration in university admissions policies. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case in its term beginning in October 2012.

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

Lisa Ikemoto teaches bioethics and health law courses at the UC Davis School of Law.  She has written extensively on genetic and reproductive technology, the regulation of fertility and pregnancy, and race and gender disparities in health care.  Her current work examines emerging issues in regenerative medicine, including stem cell research, and the human tissues market.

State of California amicus brief