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U.S. Supreme Court,
Law Practice,
Civil Rights

Sep. 8, 2023

A candid look at 'diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging' in the legal profession

Lawsuits have been filed against Perkins Coie and Morrison and Foerster challenging their DEI internship programs. Both firms – recipients of diversity honors within the profession – intend to launch vigorous defenses and the American Bar Association has condemned the lawsuits, but the damage may already be done.

The Supreme Court's decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v President and Fellows of Harvard College did not just dismantle affirmative action on college campuses, it threw a wrench into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in the American workplace, including at the nation's law firms.

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