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Mismatch by Stuart Jr. Taylor, Richard H. Sander

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CHAPTER FIVE
THE DEBATE ON LAW SCHOOL MISMATCH
BY THE TIME MY RESULTS on law school mismatch were published by the Stanford Law Review in January 2005, the very powerful work of Elliott and Strenta, Smyth and McArdle, and Cole and Barber had already been published and greeted with essentially total silence by the academic community. That was not to be the case with my article, which I rather grandly called “A Systemic Analysis of Affirmative Action in American Law Schools.” Two months before its planned publication date, a reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education called, asking for comment on a thirty-page attack on my article from four critics. I had neither seen nor heard of the critique. I pointed out to the reporter that media coverage ...

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