April 2 , 2003
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on U-M's admissions process

Photo of Supreme CourtThe University of Michigan delivered oral arguments Tuesday (April 1) at the U.S. Supreme Court to support the use of affirmative action to encourage a diverse student body.

Plaintiffs in the two cases before the court are suing U-M and challenging the University's use of race in its admissions process to its Law School and undergraduate college.

News Coverage:

Detroit Free Press>

C-Span audio transcript

Detroit News >

New York Times >

Ann Arbor News >

Washington Post >

University Record >  

Michigan Daily >


U-M Admissions:

U-M Admissions Lawsuits website

U-M News Release:

At least 300 organizations join more than 60 amicus briefs on the University's behalf More >


C-Span audio transcript

Oral Arguments: Listen to the complete audio tapes of the oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in both lawsuits, CNN & FindLaw™, April 1, 2003

Archived Webcast of President Mary Sue Coleman's Address
to the American Council on Education >