Students for Fair Admissions filed a brief today detailing its reasons for suing Harvard in a federal court in Boston.

The group is suing Harvard over what it says are admissions policies that unfairly discriminate against Asian-Americans.

In a news release, the group said, "Harvard is unable to offer a defense of its discriminatory admissions policies that any rational person would believe."

"SFFA looks forward to the Court's resolution of this important case irrespective of whether it is decided at summary judgment or trial," Edward Blum, SFFA's president, in a statement.

Last week, Harvard filed a brief refuting the lawsuit's claims.

Along with the SFFA, nearly 40 higher education groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Harvard.

In the amicus brief, the American Council on Education, an umbrella group of college organizations, and 36 other groups oppose a lawsuit challenging Harvard’s admissions process and the school's use of race as a factor.

Thang Diep, a rising senior at Harvard who is Vietnamese, said he benefited in Harvard's admissions process.

"My SAT scores were pretty average," he said. "I definitely think...being Vietnamese played, like, a factor in my admission."

The lawsuit against Harvard is slated to go to trial in mid-October.