Law Students for Climate Accountability Wants Law Schools to Ban ‘Fossil Fuel Lawyers’
“The group regularly protests events, including a 2021 Federalist Society event at Yale Law School”
These people are activists first and law students second. Who are they to say who is allowed in law schools?
The College Fix reports:
Student group wants to ban ‘fossil fuel lawyers’ from law schools
A group of law students want to see “fossil fuel lawyers” prevented from “serving in law school governance” or teaching classes.
Law Students for Climate Accountability laid out its demands in a report that ranked law schools based on how many “fossil fuel lawyers” they produced.
The group also urged schools to curtail their “academic opportunities focused on fossil fuels” to dissuade students from that career path. It is funded by the Earth Island Institute.
The College Fix reached out to the law student group and asked what steps universities should take to separate professors from the oil and gas industry, if it wanted universities to fire current professors who worked for these companies, and if individuals who formerly worked at oil corporations should also lose their jobs.
Neither the group nor its current director Haley Czarnek responded to multiple emailed requests for comment in the past several weeks. Czarnek graduated from the University of Alabama’s law school in 2022.
The group regularly protests events, including a 2021 Federalist Society event at Yale Law School featuring Paul, Weiss attorney Kannon Shanmugam (pictured).
A law professor at George Washington University and a legal commentator criticized the students for their demands.
“This is only the latest example of speech intolerance on our campuses,” Professor Jonathan Turley told The College Fix via email. “Climate change is one of the foremost debates of this generation but many would like that debate to be little more than a diatribe. There are people of good faith on both sides of these issues.”
Noting the relevance of this debate to law students, Turley said “the underlying legal issues are complex and often raise a myriad of related constitutional and contractual issues. A vibrant institution of higher education welcomes such diversity of opinions.”
Turley also said “there are actually few conservatives left to cull from faculties. The number of conservatives or libertarians on faculties has been falling for years.”
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The infantilization of the nation continues.
Now they want to ban the choice of careers people have–just total idiots
From the article: “Czarnek graduated from the University of Alabama’s law school in 2022.” Big deal.
Even here in Alabama the UA law school isn’t held in elevated esteem, except by those who are unfamiliar with one that’s more impressive. It’s certainly not on the same level as Cornell. This guy started out as a loser and doesn’t do himself any favors.
What about fossilized lawyers? Are we still safe?