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Hopwood v. Texas

Would the Plaintiffs Have Been Admitted?

District Court Court of Appeals
The Admissions Process

The plaintiffs probably would not have been offered admission in a constitutional process.

  • Hopwood v. Texas, 999 F. Supp. 897 (W.D. Tex. 1998)

We conclude that the district court's ultimate finding that the Plaintiffs would have had no reasonable chance of being admitted to the Law School under a race-blind admission system was not merely free of reversible error but was eminently correct.

  • Hopwood v. Texas, 236 F.3d 256, 272 (5th Cir. 2000)