Instant Insights / Law Schools Become Locus of Free Speech Clashes
Law schools historically have prided themselves as places where a robust exchange of ideas and beliefs about how we govern ourselves is protected. But a polarizing political environment has put that forum to the test. Speakers invited on law campuses have clashed with protestors, leaving law school administrators worried about campus security and about protecting the First Amendment rights of all parties involved. In this Instant Insights, we look at some of those run-ins and how schools are grappling with competing Constitutional rights.
Penn Law Prof Reassigned Over Race Comments
Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger said professor Amy Wax violated the school's confidentiality policy around grades and that black law students assigned to her required first-year courses would face undue pressures.
University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Amy Wax will no longer teach required first-year courses after a video recorded last year recently resurfaced in which she claimed black law students at Penn underperform academically.
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