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|The District Court||The Court of Appeals|
|Consideration of Race|
The Court holds that the aspect of the law school's affirmative action program giving minority applicants a "plus" is lawful.
Hopwood v. Texas, 861 F. Supp. 551, 578 (W.D. Tex. 1994)
In summary, we hold that the University of Texas School of Law may not use race as a factor in deciding which applicants to admit in order to achieve a diverse student body, to combat the perceived effects of a hostile environment at the law school, to alleviate the law school's poor reputation in the minority community, or to eliminate any present effects of past discrimination by actors other than the law school.
Hopwood v. Texas, 78 F.3d 932, 962 (5th Cir. 1996)