Cardozo Law Professor Michelle Adams discusses the upcoming Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that could have a far-reaching impact on affirmative action in higher education. Professor Adams is the co-director of the Floerscheimer Center for Democracy. Her research focuses on civil rights, race and gender issues, among other topics in the law.

Professor Adams is the co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy. Before coming to Cardozo, she was a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where she taught for 12 years. In 2003-2005, she was named dean’s scholar at Seton Hall. After receiving her J.D., she clerked for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then served as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society, Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit in New York. In 1993, Professor Adams was named the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School. Her research focuses on affirmative action, race and sex discrimination and housing law. Her articles have appeared in the California Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, and other scholarly journals. - See more at: https://cardozo.yu.edu/directory/michelle-adams#sthash.7fvufFcv.dpuf