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Law Students Say No One Should be Surprised by Campus Support for Hamas

Law Students Say No One Should be Surprised by Campus Support for Hamas

“For years, admissions offices across the country have deliberately prioritized passion for social justice and activism in potential applicants — to their detriment.”

Jill Jacobson and Rachel Chiu are law students at Boston College and Georgetown. They have written an excellent opinion piece explaining why no one should be surprised by what we’re seeing on campuses.

From the New York Post:

We law students aren’t surprised campuses are so pro-Hamas

Americans are shocked and horrified as university and law-school students nationwide show support for the terrorist group Hamas after its heinous attacks against the Jewish people.

“Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life,” declared the NYU Student Bar Association president.

Israel is “entirely responsible for all unfolding violence,” more than 30 Harvard student groups stated.

“The apartheid regime is the only one to blame.”

These statements do not feature geopolitical commentary, just brazen support for terrorism.

As law students who have witnessed firsthand the ideological takeover of American universities, we aren’t surprised — not by the statements or administrations’ slow response to them.

Admissions offices have prioritized demonstrations of activism from potential applicants, and professors teach power struggle among groups as the primary analytical lens through which to view the world.

The end result is an ideological pressure cooker where students, armed with misapplied academic theory, support terrorist groups and expect to be praised for their views.

Make no mistake, students’ behavior should not be excused — it is repugnant and paints a frightening image of the future of academic institutions and our country.

But surely these statements exist because those making them felt confident their views would be accepted, if not praised.

Those outside academia should know these students are likely shocked that wider society is not applauding their actions.

They don’t see these statements as particularly heterodox — in fact, the opposite.


Schools have, by their own design, become devoid of free inquiry and exchange, adopting instead a homogenous set of viewpoints, many of them extremely radical.

An elite American institution’s average student body is no longer a representative sample of adolescents with top GPAs and test scores.

For years, admissions offices across the country have deliberately prioritized passion for social justice and activism in potential applicants — to their detriment.


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Perry’s Mason | October 25, 2023 at 1:26 pm

It’d be nice if these two law students were right or even mostly right

But then:

1. Why are all the protestors/threateners crying out for this one “cause” — Why aren’t some of them crying out for their own Social Justice choice du jour: Save the Whales or Save the Drug Addicted or Stop Raping Dead Jews

2. Also my own guess is that law schools have always sought out advocates. It is part of the job is it not, after all. And yet , advocating publicly and proudly for hostage takers and for murderers of Jews seems to be a bit more of a recent phenomenon.

3. Also why so violent? Why the threats? When did law schools get into the business of threatening to murder?

Uncomfortable though it may be—more is going on here.

Across the world today: Hindus are murdered by Muslims. Christians are slaughtered by Muslims. Jews are raped murdered and taken hostage , by Muslims.

Muslims make massive donations to these schools.

Big bucks pays the piper , thus gets to call the tune

Marie Bethamn | October 25, 2023 at 9:50 pm

Good grief, if law schools were shut down for the next generation it would be a kinder and gentler version of Shakespeare’s solution to the profession.

In other they are brainwashed brownshirts who would happily guard the new concentration camps. Smugly.

Perry’s Mason | October 26, 2023 at 1:26 am

In support of what I posted yesterday, above, there aren’t any law students at COOPER UNION.

Not all students are brainwashed. Students exist who have been rightly educated and raised by sensible parents and teachers. It is a certainty that conservative law students much like conservative students from all academic disciplines practice measured self-censorship to navigate the hostile environment that does, indeed, permeate universities.

We just hear the moronic voices of the indoctrinated, mindless, know-nothing students.

    With respect: If I’m reading/understanding your post correctly, you’re acknowledging the effectiveness of the physical intimidation and “cancel intimidation” of the mob.

Hitler and Röhm would be so proud of this law school Sturmabteilung. Is a campus Kristallnacht in the offing?

I remember reading a long time ago an article written by one of the Iranian hostage takers–he honestly thought that once they explained themselves, regular American citizens would support their cause–and seemed shocked that the country had a different take

It appears that academia is the same here–they entomb themselves in a liberal bubble and then are shocked when the average citizen doesn’t support their efforts to give aid and comfort to our enemies or their support of outright baby killers

    michaelharris99 in reply to rochf. | October 26, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Sorry. I suspect Professor Jacobson will tell you liberal bubble is no longer accurate. It is a revolutionary Marxist bubble.

    CincyJan in reply to rochf. | October 27, 2023 at 9:25 am

    They used to call academia the Ivory Tower. They remain self-segregated to this day.