Affirmative Action 40 Years After Bakke: Addressing Equity through Policy & Practice
A presentation of the 2018 Ewigleben Lecture Symposium.
In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. At that time, Justice Thurgood Marshall concluded, “I doubt that there is a computer capable of determining the number of persons affected by the decision in this case.”
Forty years later, the Bakke decision continues to play a significant role in the affirmative action debate. This day-long symposium of multiple panels will focus on the impact of Bakke from various perspectives including policy, research and practice. Presenters will shed light on the wide range of issues raised by this case and consider the future of equal opportunity and access to higher education.