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Berkeley's law school agrees to change its admissions procedures

TIPTOEING ALONG THE FINE LINE THAT SEPARATES affirmative action from reverse discrimination is a delicate act. At Boalt Hall, the law school of the University of California at Berkeley, they thought they had it right with an admissions policy that since 1968 has aimed for an enrollment of 23% to 27% minority students. But last week, after a two-year investigation, the Department of Education announced that Berkeley had gone too far in accommodating minorities. The university denied any wrongdoing but said it would consider dropping ethnicity or race as a determining factor in selecting law school applicants from its waiting list....

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