The impact of the SFFA decision on private sector DEIA initiatives and grant-making decisions

2024 MCLE  - Elimination of Bias

Please join Michaele Turnage Young (JD '06), Senior Counsel and Co-Manager of the Equal Protection Initiative at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. for this virtual discussion on the impact of the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard decision on private sector DEIA initiatives and grant making decisions.


Thursday, Feb. 15 at 12:00 PM (Pacific)

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This event is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. 


Ms. Turnage Young represented 25 Harvard student and alumni organizations as amici curiae in SFFA v. Harvard, wherein she co-authored briefs arguing that the court should uphold settled law allowing universities to consider race, as one of many factors, in admissions so that universities can assemble diverse student bodies and students can enjoy the educational benefits of diversity. 

Ms. Turnage Young also represents amici curiae and intervenors in the lawsuits concerning the admissions processes for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Northern Virginia, the magnet middle schools of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the specialized high schools of New York City.  In addition, Ms. Turnage Young represents thousands of Black children and their parents in school desegregation cases in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana.  Since the onset of the pandemic, Ms. Turnage Young has advocated for schoolchildren to receive meals and instruction, leading thousands of students to begin receiving meals and instruction.  Ms. Turnage Young has discussed her work on MSNBC, the CBS Evening News, the BBC World News, CSPAN, and Pod Save the People, among others.

Ms. Turnage Young received her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she served as a student attorney with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Ms. Turnage Young earned her undergraduate degree from UCLA.


Up to 1 hour of MCLE credit approval is pending from the State Bar of California.


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When: Feb 15, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Topic: The Impact of the Affirmative Action Decision on DEI Initiatives


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