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    Feb 2003

    Question The Amy Wax Situation

    I haven't been paying attention to this shit too much lately, but apparently it's all a big giant thing.


    It came days after students created a petition demanding the school “[p]ermanently remove” Wax from those classes because of her statements in a video interview last fall.

    According to Ruger’s email, reprinted by the Daily Pennsylvanian, the dean took issue with Wax’s claim that “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the [law school] class, and rarely, rarely in the top half.”

    Wax also said she could “think of one or two” black students who scored in the top half of her required first-year course. Discussing the “mismatch” theory of affirmative action, she said “you’re really putting in front of this person [who is not qualified for the college they’re in] a real uphill battle, and if they were better matched, it might be a better environment for them.”

    Asked by interviewer Glenn Loury, an economist and affirmative-action critic at Brown University, whether Penn Law has a “racial diversity mandate for law review appointments,” she said “yes, yes.”

    “So you’re telling me that students of color who have served on [the] law review are pretty much in the bottom half of their law classes?” Loury asked.

    Wax hesitated, and said she hasn’t “done a survey” to verify that. She is “going on” her own experiences with 90-odd students a year, partly because “a lot of this data is a closely guarded secret” by Penn.
    Last edited by Zavon; 04-13-2018 at 09:38 AM.
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