Hopwood v. Texas
Significance, Denied Admission, Millions In Damages, The Terms Of The Complaint, The Former Policy
Cheryl J. Hopwood, et al.
State of Texas, et al.
That the admissions policy at the University of Texas Law School gave unfair advantage to minority applicants over whites.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Steven Wayne Smith, Michael Rosman
Chief Defense Lawyer
Members of the firm Vinson & Elkins.
Judges for the Court
Harold R. DeMoss, Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., Jerry E. Smith (writing for the court)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of Decision
18 March 1996
That the University of Texas Law School's admissions policy violated the civil rights of four non-minority applicants using race as a criterion in granting admittance.
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