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Amicus Curiae Briefs
on Behalf of the University of Michigan

Several organizations have filed briefs on behalf of the University of Michigan in Gratz v. Bollinger & Grutter v. Bollinger

  • 88 colleges and universities, both public and private, and more than 50 higher education associations representing virtually every college and university in the nation;

  • 68 Fortune 500 corporations

  • 29 former high-ranking military leaders;

  • 24 U.S. states and territories, the cities of Philadelphia and Cleveland, and the National Conference of Black Mayors;

  • Labor unions, including the AFL-CIO, AFCSME, and NEA;

  • Religious organizations, including the American Jewish Committee and seven other Jewish organizations;

  • More than two dozen members of Congress;

  • American Education Research Association, American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association, and many other organizations specializing in social science research;

  • Civil rights organizations including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National Urban League, United Negro College Fund, and the ACLU;

  • A dozen Native American tribes and organizations;

  • 25 Asian/Pacific-American organizations;

  • Hispanic and Latino organizations, including the New America Alliance;

  • National Academy of Sciences and Engineering;

  • 18 broadcast media companies and organizations;

  • Legal organizations and legal education groups, including the American Bar Association and 10 law school deans;

  • More than 14,000 law students nationwide;

  • The authors of the 10-percent admissions plan in Texas

Source: Julie Peterson, associate vice president for media relations and public affairs, University of Michigan.

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See AAC&U Amicus Curiae Briefs on Gratz and Grutter cases (pdf).