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Hopwood v. Texas

About the Documents

All of the documents linked from "Documents: Hopwood I" and "Documents: Hopwood II" are pdf files. 

The documents on these pages were compiled by members of Tarlton Law Library Reference Staff, 1997-2002.

The selection is not comprehensive, but instead offers researchers an opportunity to view key original sources online.

In addition to the information in this guide, litigation materials from the Hopwood case have been compiled in printed volumes and are available for checkout - please see our online catalog for stack location and availability.


In 1997 the case was tried again. The first issue was whether plaintiffs would have been admitted under a color-blind admissions system. The second issue was plaintiffs' claims for more than $5 million in compensatory damages, consisting principally of two elements: emotional distress from being subjected to racial discrimination, and a lifetime of lost earnings from not being a graduate of The University of Texas Law School. 

Opinions of the Texas Attorney General

US Court of Appeals for the Fifth District