Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)

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Grutter v Bollinger is a U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that a law school could consider race when making admissions decisions. The Court found that the law school had an interest in pursuing the educational benefits that come from having a racially diverse student body. The Court held that narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions to further a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body is not prohibited by the Equal Protection Clause.

[Last updated in December of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]