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26 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol'y 171 (2016-2017)
Ban the Box in College Applications: A Balanced Approach

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                            NOTE


  BAN THE BOX IN COLLEGE APPLICATIONS:
               A  BALANCED APPROACH


                        H.S. Albert Jung*


INTRODUCTION: STORIES FROM  Two  SIDES ...................... 171
    I. LEGAL BACKGROUND,   DEVELOPMENT,  AND CRITICISMS OF
       THE CURRENT  ADMISSIONS POLICY REGARDING  CRIMINAL
       HISTORY .............................................. 175
       A.  Current Trends and Main Criticisms Regarding the
           Use of Criminal History in College Admission
           Process    ...................................   175
       B.  Federal and State Law Regarding the Use of
           Criminal History in College Admission Process ...... 177
       C.  The Case of the SUNY System and Its Adoption of
           Criminal History Screening  ..................... 178
       D.  The Story of Vivian Nixon and Other Ex-Offender
           Applicants   .................................   180
       E.  The Proposed Vivian's Law .   ................... 182
   II. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  CRIMINAL HISTORY  SCREENING
       AND HEIGHTENED  CAMPUS  SAFETY ...................... 184
  III. CRIMINAL HISTORY  SCREENING AND THE  CHANCE  OF
       ADMISSION ............................................ 188
  IV.  BURDENSOME  ADMISSIONS  PROCEDURES  THAT REQUIRES
       MORE  ATTENTION ..................................... 192
CONCLUSION:  A BALANCED  APPROACH  .......................... 194


             INTRODUCTION: STORIES FROM  Two SIDES

    Keri Blakinger, an Ivy League student, once known as the heroin
queenpin of the campus, changed her ways while in prison and now
passionately fights for the rights of ex-offenders, specifically regarding

    * J.D. Candidate, Cornell Law School, 2017; B.A./B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, University of
Oregon, 2012; Managing Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Volume 26. I
would like to thank the SUNY Office of General Counsel for the internship that inspired this
Note.


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