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Association of American Law Schools, Special Committee on Racial Discrimination

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Association of American Law Schools, Special Committee on Racial Discrimination

Description

The Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools published these two reports for 1954. The Interim Report began by recounting how the 1953 Report of this special committee believed that the new committee of 1954 should do its best at achieving the Association's objective of ending racial discrimination in its member law schools and report any non-compliance. Member schools were in noncompliance until they admitted black students or announced their intentions to do so. They had noticed a little progress with the list of non-complying schools going from eighteen to sixteen that year. There were two Virginia schools not in compliance. The final report suggested that because of the recent Supreme Court decision with Brown v. Board of Education, that maybe they shouldn't enforce compliance just yet. The Committee recommended that the Association continues in attempting to persuade compliance with its member schools and consider the effects of the Supreme Court decision.

Source

Special Committee on Racial Discrimination, Association of American Law Schools, 1954, RG 6.2.4 Box 22 Folder 16, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1954

Contributor

Gausewitz, Alfred L.
Leflar, Robert A,
Lockhart, William B.
Malone, Wex S.
Mathews, Robert E.
O'Meara, Joseph
Van Hecke, Maurice T.
Keeton, Page

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.22.16-1954.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Cavers, David F., “Association of American Law Schools, Special Committee on Racial Discrimination,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 11, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1623.