Monday, November 22, 2021

Professor Akhil Amar blasts Yale Law School over ‘trap house’ Incident

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"Legal scholar Akhil Amar says Yale Law School is ‘not living up to its highest standards.’

A prominent Indian American Yale Law School professor has blasted the school administration’s treatment of law student Trent Colbert and the Federalist Society, calling it 'dishonest, duplicitous, and downright deplorable.'"

"'I am not and have never been a member of the Federalist Society,' Amar said, adding that he is a life-long liberal Democrat, according to The Washington Free Beacon."

"But 'ideological diversity' is important for challenging 'implicit bias'—not just against members of other races, but those of other political persuasions, he said."

"Amar also spoke of the tension between 'real professors' and 'administrators,' who now outnumber faculty at Yale, and took a tacit shot at the law school’s diversity director Yaseen Eldik, who took the lead in the school’s conversations with Colbert."

"People 'who aren’t themselves educators are playing an increasingly large role in universities,' the Sterling professor of law was quoted as saying, adding that administrative bloat is a 'real problem.'"

"Law school dean Heather Gerken has announced an investigation into the situation but has thus far taken no concrete action, according to the Free Beacon."

(Scott Fruehwald)

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