"Today’s order resolves nothing," said Professor Douglas Laycock of the law school. "We are disappointed, but sooner or later the court will decide this issue. In the meantime, we will explore our remaining legal options, and we will work aggressively to recruit those minority students that the courts will let us admit."
The law school currently considers a range of factors, including grades, test scores, work experience, military service, regional origin and past economic or social disadvantage. The question in the case is whether race can be included in that list.
For more information on this decision, please visit the School of Law website at <http://www.utexas.edu/law>, or contact Robert D. Meckel, UT Austin Office of Public Affairs, (512) 471-3151, or Allegra Young, School of Law, (512) 471-7330.
Also see a response from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law to this latest decsion at <www.utexas.edu/admin/opa/news/01newsreleases/nr_200106/nr_hopwoodresponse.html>