The Peace and Justice Commission of the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) has created an educational series that began Oct. 15 related to the admissions lawsuits against the University, one involving LS&A and the other the Law School.
The programs are intended to provide the University community with the background information necessary to appreciate the critical importance of the trials, sponsors say. Researchers, scholars and activists from around the country will discuss the scientific, legal, political and social issues in the lawsuits and the debate on affirmative action.
Oral argument on summary judgment motions in the LS&A case will be held Nov. 21. There is no currently scheduled trial date. The trial date for the Law School case is Jan. 15. Filing of motions was due Oct. 15.
Scheduled events include:
In addition to MSA and its Peace and Justice Commission, the following have endorsed the program series: Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action by Any Means Necessary (BAMN); International Union, UAW President Stephen P. Yokich; United for Equality and Affirmative Action; Single Mothers in School; Women in Science and Engineering Program; Michigan Community Scholars Program; Women Law Students Association; VOICE; Center for Afroamerican and African Studies; Institute for Research on Women and Gender; Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives; ABSCME locals 312 and 1583; United Auto Workers Local 6000; Law Students for Affirmative Action; Dialogues on Diversity; Law School; Program in Intergroup Relations; Black Law Students Alliance; and Latino Law Students Association.