Law Schools Are Bad for Democracy

Chronicle of Higher Education Review, DECEMBER 16, 2018 PREMIUMLaw Schools Are Bad for Democracy
They whitewash the grubby scramble for power
By Samuel Moyn
Yale Law School, where I teach, was roiled by the confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh. The usual disagreements about the politics of the day that are healthy in any community were exacerbated by a sense that this was not just one more confirmation fight but an epic battle over the future of the country. Students, in particular, denounced the school for its complicity with elite power and the nonchalance of its commitment to institutional and national justice. And when the accelerant of personal-misconduct charges was thrown into the blaze, the school began a period of self-examination.

Source: [Marxism] Law Schools Are Bad for Democracy

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