Letter and review from W. Carter Younger to William H. Leftwich

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Letter and review from W. Carter Younger to William H. Leftwich


This December 13, 1979 letter is from University of Richmond legal counsel W. Carter Younger to Vice President for Student Affairs William H. Leftwich. In this record, Carter describes a letter received from Dewey E. Dodds, Director of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Region III. Carter notes that the transition plan requested by OCR must be completed by January 21, 1980 as based on Adams v. Califano litigation. Carter notes that Dodds's offer of assistance is less demanding than previous interactions with Raymond Hatcher. While Carter is willing to send Dodds and Hatcher a completed transition plan, he expresses concern about entering a negotiating session. Carter attached a "brief affirmative action statement" to his letter. Carter concludes his letter asking for the advice of Leftwich as well as Dean and Professor of Law Tom Edmonds. The attached review is the School of Law Affirmative Action Plan. The plan discusses recruiting and admissions, starting with active recruiting from "colleges which have a high proportion of minority students" including: Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, Hampton Institute, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical, Morehouse College, Morris-Brown College, Spelman College, Clark, and Atlanta University. The plan identifies the utilization of current minority law students as a key part of their recruiting efforts. The plan discusses non-discriminatory placement within the job center, with goals to represent and include minority students. The plan also has a sample of a counseling center visit log, which corresponds to reasons for visit, service codes, and divisions.


Letter and review from W. Carter Younger to William H. Leftwich 13 December 1979, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 5 “U.S. Government - HEW - Civil Rights "Compliance Review" (April 1979), University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.










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Younger, W. Carter, “Letter and review from W. Carter Younger to William H. Leftwich,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed April 20, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2230.