Schuyler Affirmative Action Practice

         A Law Firm Specializing in Federal Contractor Compliance

Schuyler AAP provides legal counsel and compliance assistance to federal contractors in fulfilling their obligations under the regulations enforced by the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  The firm provides Affirmative Action Plan preparation, OFCCP audit response, and on-site representation.  Clients include academic institutions and all other types of Supply and Service federal contractors.

  • Federal Contractor Compliance Assistance
  • OFCCP Audit Response
  • Risk Assessment
  • Affirmative Action Plan Preparation
  • OFCCP Compliant Compensation Analyses
  • AAP Advice and Counseling
  • EEO Investigations
  • Mediation

Ms. Schuyler is working with OFCCP to clarify areas of the regulations which have posed challenges to academic institutions.   If you would like more detailed information or to be added to the distribution list for updates on the process, please send your request to

Supreme Court Update


On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Fisher v. University of Texas, upholding the University of Texas’s consideration of racial diversity in its admissions process. In a 4-3 decision, the Court held that carefully crafted admissions policies that consider racial diversity as one factor in creating a well-rounded student body are constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause.

The case of Fisher v. University of Texas challenged the use of affirmative action in academic admissions and was heard and decided during the 2012-2013 term. The American Association for Affirmative Action filed an
Amicus Brief in support of the University of Texas (UT).  On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its Decision, remanding the case to the lower court to determine whether UT's admissions process survives the strict scrutiny standard of review.  On July 15, 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it does.  Fisher appealed the decision, and the Supreme Court again heard the case on December 9, 2015.  

Marilynn Schuyler coordinated the attorneys from the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity who co-wrote two Amicus Curiae briefs filed on behalf of the University of Texas.  

Join us at the National Conference of the American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity in Atlanta, GA, June 6-8, 2018.