October 16, 2012
In a CBS News article, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson comments on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, an affirmative action case currently being heard by the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court previously ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that schools could consider race as part of a “holistic” review of a student’s application. Robson told CBSNews.com that overruling Grutter would be a drastic move, politically speaking, but that the court “could eviscerate Grutter without overruling it” by picking apart UT Austin’s system.
Distinguished Prof. Robson teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law. She is the author of many articles in such journals as New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Albany Law Review, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Hastings Law Journal, Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence.