Saturday, March 4, 2006
In December, we blogged the controversy over the Yale Law Journal's decision to publish a symposium article (Control Mechanisms for Quasipublic Executives: The Intersection of Corporate and Constitutional Law) by Kiwi Alejandro Danao Camara (with Paul Gowder). Camara is the youngest person to ever graduate from Harvard Law School (in 2004) and is now an Olin Fellow in Law & Economics at Stanford.
Yale considered revoking the publication offer because of a property outline Camara posted in an on-line outline bank while at Harvard. The outline warned that it might "contain racially offensive shorthand." blackprof.com notes:
Here is what he said when referring to Shelley v. Kraemer (a seminal Property case on racially restrictive covenants):
"Nigs buy land with no nig covenant; Q: Enforceable?"
Yesterday's Yale Daily News reports that the school will hold a forum next week to address deep divisions surrounding the decision to publish the article. (Hat Tip: Howard Bashman.)