Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Columbia Affinity Groups Protest FedSoc Meeting With Justice Kavanaugh, Will Boycott Recruiting Of Diverse Law Students

David Bernstein (George Mason; Google Scholar), More Elite Law Student Foolishness, This Time at Columbia:

Apparently jealous of all the attention that Yale and Stanford law students have gotten for acting like imperious children, Columbia law students, represented by BALSA, LALSA, NALSA, EWOC, OutLaws, QTPOC, IfWhenHow, APALSA, and SALSA (no, I'm not familiar with all of these acronyms), have been throwing a collective hissy fit. The act that stirred such emotion? Columbia's Instagram account noted that a group of law students affiliated with the Federalist Society met with Justice Brett Kavanaugh in DC.

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Daily Wire, Columbia Law Students Call Kavanaugh A Rapist, Egged On By Radical Academic Department:

The incident, which followed a similar outburst at Stanford University’s School of Law, raises questions about whether high-priced, elite law schools are infantilizing people in their 20s and 30s and turning them into hardcore radicals with dubious grasp on the law and inability to even be near people with differing opinions.

Virtually all of the school’s many race-based groups said they will refuse to help the school recruit diverse students because of the post. “We believe that our school’s choice to platform Justice Kavanaugh is symbolic of a pattern of behavior that our organization does not and will not support and will not be affiliated with,” the Black Law Students Association wrote. “We thank LALSA, NALSA, EWOC, OutLaws, QTPOC, IfWhenHow, APALSA, SALSA, and others, for joining us in this advocacy and struggle. We look forward to continued collaboration. By joining us in this effort, you have all helped put the administration on notice that we have a strong and growing collective,” it continued. ...

[T]he most notable comments came from the official Instagram account of an academic office of Columbia University: The Center for Engaged Pedagogy, housed in Barnard College, Columbia’s women’s college.

“WTF is wrong with you,” the Center commented.

Washington Free Beacon, Columbia Law Students Throw Fit Because Classmates Met With Brett Kavanaugh

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