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Amy Chua Defends Herself And Floodgates Open With Alums Calling BS


Discretion is the higher a part of valor and also you shouldn’t f**ok round lest you discover out. These classes most likely ought to have guided Yale Law’s Amy Chua when she pushed again in opposition to the administration’s resolution to remove her from a small 1L mentorship group.

Honestly, Chua’s “punishment” is sort of too insignificant to notice. If the administration is right that the professor continued to deliver college students to her house after her husband was suspended — however not fired — over sexual harassment allegations, dropping a token group dialog class is the least of what a accountable group may do.

Or, hell, perhaps they did fireplace Rubenfeld and simply not inform anyone. An eagle-eyed tipster famous that Justin Driver is the “Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law,” which is the named chair that Rubenfeld beforehand held.

Either manner, if the college thinks Chua breached an agreement created to guard college students, being requested to not do additional work is hardly a penalty.

But somewhat than take her slap on the wrist in stride, Chua pushed again in opposition to the Yale Daily News in an open letter to her colleagues. And that’s when alums began popping out of the woodwork to call bullshit on her protection.

Alums have used phrases like “bullying” and “creepy” to explain the “Chuafeld” world. And people who could in any other case have stayed silent have opened up concerning the transgressions they’ve seen. Frustration is one other theme… frustration that that is going to be one other minor blip earlier than the college goes proper again to enabling the professors.

This cycle has occurred earlier than, and it’ll occur once more: college students complain and the legislation college seems to take motion, however just a few years go by and the whole lot goes again to regular…. In one occasion, [Gerken and Cosgrove] represented to us that Chua would by no means have a small group once more. Apparently, that was not a agency dedication, given latest occasions. i’ve little religion that no matter occurs now can be greater than one other delicate slap on the wrist for Chua, a mere gesture to appease college students with out making any lasting distinction.

Which aren’t simply restricted internally to Yale. Remember that that is the girl who trumpeted Brett Kavanaugh whereas apparently privately noting… issues.

And this all reminds us that Chua was a Kozinski enabler too.

By “a select few,” Milan means J.D. Vance, whom Chua steered away from Kozinski’s chambers and towards his final path of shamelessly throwing his household unit under a rushing bus to advance his own profession.

Many (although not all) of the tales we’ve all heard during the last multiple days would have stayed buried if Chua had simply stayed silent. The widespread thread in the following pointers is that the response letter is what incensed them.

She does have her defenders although. I received an electronic mail this morning from an nameless account claiming — by means of some depraved grammatical errors — to characterize a coalition of legislation corporations coming after me for reporting on Yale’s administrative choices. It reeked of the kind of petty Mean Girls nonsense that every one these alums say they felt subjected to all through their legislation college careers. Not to borrow from the primary article, however there are all the time gonna be some Gretchens on the market.

Earlier: Yale Law School Strips Amy Chua Of 1L Group For Repeated Violations

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