Roger B. Clegg

Board Member

Center for Equal Opportunity

Roger B. Clegg

Board Member

Center for Equal Opportunity

Roger Clegg is a Board Member at and former President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. He focuses on legal issues arising from civil rights laws–including the regulatory impact on business and the problems in higher education created by affirmative action. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Clegg held the second highest positions in both the Civil Rights Division (1987-91) and in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93). He has held several other positions at the U.S. Justice Department, including Assistant to the Solicitor General (1985-87), Associate Deputy Attorney General (1984-85), and Acting Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy (1984). Clegg is a graduate of Yale University Law School (1981).

Contributions

Deep Dive Episode 52 – Race In Admissions: Texas Tech Medical School

May 15, 2019

The Texas Tech Medical School recently approved an agreement with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to end the use of racial preferences in their admissions process. Roger Clegg joins us to discuss the recent agreement and its implications.

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Texas Tech Abandons Racial Preferences in Medical School Admissions

Roger B. Clegg

April 10, 2019

Texas Tech’s medical school recently agreed to stop using racial and ethnic preferences in its admissions.  This came about because of a complaint against Texas Tech filed in 2004 by my organization, the Center for Equal Opportunity, and the ensuing 15-year investigation by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, headed now under the Trump administration by Ken Marcus.

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Outstanding New Article on “Disparate Impact” and School Discipline

Roger B. Clegg

February 13, 2018

Gail Heriot and Alison Somin have written an important article that will appear in the Texas Review of Law & Politics, “The Department of Education’s Obama-Era Initiative on Racial Disparities in School Discipline:  Wrong for Students and Teachers, and Wrong on the Law.”

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