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Running head: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin page 1 0f 1Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinNameProfessorInstitutionCourseDate
F i s h e r v . U n i v e r s i t y o f T e x a s a t A u s ti n | 2Introduction and Background.Texas legislature during the year 1997 enacted a law which required the University of Texas to provide a guideline and to carry out the mandate of admitting the top ten percent of all ranked high school seniors in their classes. The University of Texas, however, decided to modify the policy of race-neutral after discovering the difference between the ethnical and racial makeup associated with the state population and the university undergraduate population. The new policy provided a guideline of admitting the high school seniors who were ranked top ten in their respective classes. The university, in this case, would consider the race as a factor in the admission of all undergraduate freshmen.Abigail N. Fisher who was a Caucasian female, in the year 2008 applied for an undergraduateprogram at the University of Texas. She was not among the seniors in her class who were