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Law & Economics Working Papers Archive: 2003-2009

Civil Rights and Discrimination

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Affirmative Action In American Law Schools: A Critical Response To Richard Sander's "A Reply To Critics", Richard O. Lempert, William C. Kidder, Timothy T. Clydesdale, David L. Chambers Feb 2006

Affirmative Action In American Law Schools: A Critical Response To Richard Sander's "A Reply To Critics", Richard O. Lempert, William C. Kidder, Timothy T. Clydesdale, David L. Chambers

Law & Economics Working Papers Archive: 2003-2009

Richard Sander’s Stanford Law Review article, “A Systemic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools,” has generated considerable attention and criticism. This included a critical essay in the May 2005 Stanford Law Review by the four of us, as well as others in the same issue by Professors Ian Ayres and Richard Brooks, Michele Landis Dauber, and David Wilkins. Sander’s “A Reply to Critics” also appeared in the same issue. For those following this empirical debate about the costs and benefits of affirmative action, we provide this working paper as a response to Sander’s “A Reply ...