The Harvard Crimson reported that the Harvard Law Review has considered affirmative action to increase the minorities and women on its editorial board. Currently, it selects members based on a combination of a writing competition and grades, with seven to nine “discretionary” spots that can be used for affirmative action.
Interestingly, the Harvard Law faculty had given an affirmative action plan a “no confidence” vote back in 1981. The reason? They did not want any consideration, save merit, in choosing members. What an antiquated concept!