The lawsuit claims Harvard University discriminates against Asian American students, who currently constitute 22.9 percent of the freshman class.
Harvard denies the allegations, arguing that its admissions practices don’t discriminate against anyone.
The plaintiffs are backed by the Trump administration. Harvard is backed by multiple student organizations, including the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian-American Association.
Harvard’s race-based college admissions trial begins Monday
The lawsuit could someday reach the Supreme Court and change the way the nation’s universities approach college admissions practices.