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Radcliffe Quad at Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo: Jannis Tobias Werner/Shutterstock.com)

An affirmative action lawsuit brought by nonprofit group Students for Fair Admissions Inc. against the president and fellows of Harvard College is set for trial this Monday, and it’s stacked with high-powered legal clout.

Judge Allison D. Burroughs of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts will officiate a rare glimpse into the methods of one the world’s top universities before deciding whether Harvard’s admissions process violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by intentionally discriminating against Asian-American applicants, as alleged by Edward Blum, president of Students for Fair Admissions.

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Raychel Lean

Raychel Lean is ALM's Florida bureau chief, overseeing the Daily Business Review. Email her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter via @raychellean.

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