Affirmative Action and Higher Education at a Crossroads: The Supreme Court and the Implications of Fisher v. University of Texas

A Conversation with Civil Rights Attorney and Columbia Law School Professor Ted Shaw
Joined by Wendy White, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania, and Peter McDonough, Princeton University’s General Counsel

Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Carl A. Fields Center
Refreshments will be served

*Theodore (Ted) Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Of Counsel to the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., is one of the nation’s foremost civil rights litigators.  He has presented affirmative action cases before the U.S. Supreme Court several times during his accomplished career.   Mr. Shaw previously served as Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and was on the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Law, where he helped to fashion the admissions policies that were ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bollinger, in 2003.

*Wendy White is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as of Penn Medicine. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  Formerly a partner in a Washington D.C. law firm, Ms. White also served as Associate Counsel to the President of the United States during the Clinton Administration.

*Peter McDonough is General Counsel of Princeton University.  He is a member of a coordinating committee of general counsels that selected, engaged and worked with outside counsel to provide substantive content and shape an amicus brief submitted in the Fisher case on behalf of Princeton, Harvard, UPenn, and other institutions.  Mr. McDonough is active in the National Association of College and University Attorneys, having served on its Board of Directors and chaired its Committee on Legal Education.  He was a litigator in New York City before coming to Princeton.