“I write to share that Tirien Steinbach has decided that she will be leaving her role as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Stanford Law School to pursue another opportunity”
In March, students at Stanford Law School shouted down 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan. The incident was ugly, with some students even saying “We hope your daughters get raped!”
An Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion named Tirien Steinbach was present and made the situation worse by taking to the stage and berating the judge.
She was initially placed on leave but is now leaving the school.
BREAKING: Stanford Law School has parted ways with Tirien Steinbach, the DEI administrator who accosted a sitting federal judge. Story forthcoming. pic.twitter.com/JHMBTIPuLC
— Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) July 20, 2023
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Stanford Law School Ousts Diversity Dean Who Egged on Protest of Federal Judge
Stanford Law School has parted ways with the diversity administrator who in March joined students in protesting a sitting federal judge, according to an email reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.
“I write to share that Tirien Steinbach has decided that she will be leaving her role as Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Stanford Law School to pursue another opportunity,” Jenny Martinez, the law school’s dean, said in an email on Thursday. “Although Associate Dean Steinbach intended to de-escalate the tense situation when she spoke at the March 9 event, she recognizes that the impact of her statements was not as she hoped or intended.”
Steinbach had seized the podium from Kyle Duncan, a judge on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and, in a video that went viral on social media, lambasted the conservative jurist for causing “harm.”
“Do you have something so incredibly important to say,” she asked, that it is worth the “division of these people?” She went on to tell him that he had to weigh whether the “juice [was] worth the squeeze.”
In April, two federal judges announced that they will no longer hire clerks from Stanford Law.
Professor Jacobson suggested the the diversity dean is a symptom of a much larger problem, which is the toxic culture of schools like Stanford that embrace DEI policies.
This news comes just one day after the president of Stanford University announced that he is resigning due to flaws in research.
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