View crucial documents that were considered by the
summer 2003 Task Force on Admissions,
Texas A&M President Robert Gates.
The following documents in pdf format
(5.0 or higher)
have been added to the Downloads section at the Texas
Civil Rights Review.
Please go to Downloads, then to
“A&M Task Force
*****Aug. 6 Agenda
Description: Six pages of the Aug. 6 agenda (excluding
the sample copy of the
“Texas Common Application”.)
*****Aug. 6 Task Force Agenda
for Aug. 6 meeting of the 2003
Task Force on Admissions at Texas A&M, discusses
including the one eventually adopted by the
TaskForce, favoring affirmative action in
*****Confidential Laycock Analysis
Description: On July 1, 2003,
Univ. of Texas Law
Professor Douglas Laycock issued this 7-page analysis
of the Supreme Court
opinions in Grutter and Gratz. It
is marked “Confidential” as legal advice, but was
Texas A&M in response to an open records request.
*****July 18 memo from Gates
Description: 2-page memo from Texas A&M Univ.
President Robert Gates, inviting participation in
2003 Task Force on Admissions.
*****Nixon Peabody Analysis
June of 2003, the law firm of Nixon
Peabody issued this 7-page analysis of the Supreme
opinions in Grutter and Gratz. This document was divulged by Texas A&M in response to an Open Records
request that asked for materials considered by the 2003 Task Force on Admissions.
final report of the Task Force is posted at “Open
Records” under COLLECTION