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The Supreme Court has held repeatedly that race-based preferences in public university admissions are constitutional. But debates over the wisdom of affirmative action continue. Opponents of these policies argue that preferences are detrimental to minority students - that by placing these students in environments that are too competitive, affirmative action hurts their academic and career outcomes. This paper examines the so-called "Mismatch" hypothesis in the context of law school admissions. The authors discuss the existing scholarship on mismatch, identifying methodological limitations of earlier attempts to measure the effects of affirmative action.
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