My FindLaw Column Today on Affirmative Action Bans

My column on FindLaw's Writ today is titled Universities Adjust to State Affirmative Action Bans: Are the New Programs Legal? Are They a Good Idea? In it, I consider 5 approaches to boosting minority enrollment in states, like Michigan, California, Washington, and Florida, that ban race-conscious affirmative action: (1) Open or lottery-based admissions; (2) Class-based affirmative action; (3) Guaranteeing admission to all public high school students who graduate at or near the top of their class; (4) Considering "prejudice or discrimination overcome" as an admissions criterion; and (5) Improving the quality of secondary education.

I'd be quite interested in hearing about other approaches that have been tried or proposed.