Attorney Nicole Gon Ochi talks about why affirmative action in college admissions benefits all students. Nicole discusses why affirmative action does not unfairly affect Asian Americans, that America is not a meritocracy, and how students are so much more than their test scores. (Intro: Erased)
Nicole Gon Ochi is the supervising attorney at Advancing Justice-LA’s Impact Litigation unit. She joined Advancing Justice as a Skadden Fellow in 2010 and has taken a lead role in litigating and providing advocacy on matters involving employment discrimination, education, workers’ rights, affordable housing preservation, language access, and civil rights. Previously, Nicole was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harry Pregerson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In 2009, Nicole received her J.D. summa cum laude from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal and the chief developments editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review.