“I came into law school wondering if I’d get shunned for voicing conservative views”
This may sound like good news at first glance, but it really isn’t. Harvard Law is still woke, just not as far gone as Yale.
Aaron Sibarium writes at the Washington Free Beacon:
Size Matters: Why Harvard Law Is Less Woke Than Yale Law
“Engaging in good faith discussion”—that is how Harvard Law School titled a profile of Jacob Richards, the outgoing president of its Federalist Society chapter. The piece, published April 27 by the law school’s communications office, was effectively a targeted advertisement for center-right applicants, featuring gushing quotes from Richards about the open-mindedness of his class.
“I came into law school wondering if I’d get shunned for voicing conservative views,” Richards said. “Instead, I’ve found that most of my peers are eager and willing to engage.”
Then came the leak.
The law school featured the profile on its Instagram account on May 11, one week after news broke that the Supreme Court has circulated a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. That timing didn’t sit well with Gabrielle Crofford, the outgoing president of Harvard Law School’s student body, who urged anybody upset that the law school had kind words for a conservative to complain to the communications office.
“If it made you mad to see the President of Fed Soc celebrated on Harvard Law’s IG mere days after we found out Roe was being overturned, you should email Communications Dean Melody Jackson,” Crawford wrote on Instagram. “The more students they hear from the better.”
The school received multiple emails—”probably in the dozens,” a student with firsthand knowledge of the situation told the Washington Free Beacon—enough for Harvard to disable comments on the Instagram post amid a tsunami of vitriol. Current and former students demanded the law school delete the post, calling it “embarrassing,” “tone-deaf,” and “transphobic.”
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