Can you imagine denying a student an amazing opportunity over your own petty politics? Amazing.

The College Fix reports:

Some Yale law profs unsure about letters of recommendation for Kavanaugh clerkships

In a scene similar to that of the University of Michigan professor who refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student studying abroad in Israel, some law professors at Yale are “expressing reluctance” at doing the same for students seeking clerkships under new US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

For example, Lea Brilmayer, one of 33 Yale professors who signed an anti-Kavanaugh op-ed in the New York Times on October 3, said she’d likely not write such a recommendation … but it “might depend on the circumstances.”

Brilmayer added that her students were unlikely to apply for Kavanaugh clerkships anyway, and noted a recommendation from her, given that she was a signatory on the Times letter, probably wouldn’t be helpful.

The Yale Daily News reports on the feelings of other professors:

In a piece in the Wednesday edition of the News, prominent constitutional law professor Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 pledged not to write recommendation letters for students applying to clerk for Kavanaugh for the next three years in attempts to skirt accusations against him of “elite cronyism or back-scratching.”


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