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Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
DeFunis v. Odegaard
Citation:416 U.S. 312 (1974)
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The University of Washington Law School’s incoming first-year class was limited to 150 persons and it received more than 1600 applications. DeFunish’s admission as a first-year student was denied and he sued arguing that the policy of the law school admissions committee invidiously discriminated against him on account of his race. He asked the trial court to issue a mandatory injunction ordering the respondents to admit him as a first-year class member on the ground the the law school admissions policy had resulted in the unconstitutional denial of his application for admission. The trial court granted the requested relief. The respondents appealed.
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