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Stuart Taylor Jr.

Nonresident Fellow, Brookings & Co-Author, Mismatch

Stuart Taylor, Jr. is an author, freelance writer, lawyer, and nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution. Often called one of the nation's leading legal journalists, he frequently writes on the Supreme Court and a wide range of legal and political issues. Stuart has coauthored several critically acclaimed books, including Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It (2010) in which he and Richard Sander explain how racial preferences harm minority students. He is currently coauthoring a book on the campus rape panic, focusing on how politicians, academics, and the media railroad the falsely accused. He wrote for The New York Times from 1980 to 1988; American Lawyer Media from 1989 to 1997; National Journal and Newsweek from 1998 to 2010; and various publications since 2010. He graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and practiced law with Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering from 1977 to 1980.