Diversity in College Admissions Before the United States Supreme Court

On January 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College. The Court consolidated SFFA v. Harvard with SFFA v. University of North Carolina because both lawsuits are being brought by the SFFA and seek to reverse the Court’s 2003 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, 539 U.S. 306 (2003), upholding narrowly tailored, race-conscious measures to promote diverse student bodies in colleges and universities. The Court has extended the briefing schedule, and merits briefing will be completed this summer, with oral argument early in the October 2022 Term.