A nonprofit organization has filed a lawsuit against Northwestern University and staff this week alleging that its law school’s hiring practices discriminate against white, male applicants, and gives preferential treatment to less-qualified women and minority candidates.

A group of attorneys, including Jonathan F. Mitchell, of Mitchell Law in Austin, Texas; Judd F. Stone, Christopher D. Hilton and Ari Cuenin, of Stone Hilton; and Gene P. Hamilton of American First Legal Foundation in Washington, D.C., filed the suit on behalf of Faculty, Alumni, and Students Opposed to Racial Preferences (FASORP) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. A request for comment from Mitchell, the lead attorney for the case, went unanswered.