Federal judges announce they will refuse to hire Stanford Law School employees who woke students
Two federal judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, both appointed by the former President Donald Trump, have announced that they will no longer be hiring paralegals from Stanford Law School.
The boycott comes in response to the abuse of a fellow judge during a recent visit to the California school.
Judges James Ho and Elizabeth Branch announced a similar boycott of Yale Law School last year after they complained about the school’s approach to “dropout culture” in a series of free speech incidents.
The boycotts apply only to prospective students and not to those currently enrolled as law students at the school.
“We will not be hiring a student in the future who chooses to attend Stanford Law School,” Ho said during a speech before the Texas Review of Law and Politics.
Yale and Stanford Law Schools are among the most prestigious law schools in the country and have produced numerous prominent leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford, at least five current US Senators and four current Supreme Court Justices.
US Judge James Ho has announced that he will no longer hire legal trainees from Stanford Law School and Yale Law School
Ho’s boycott of Stanford and Yale was backed by Donald Trump-appointed Judge J Elizabeth Branch
Ho called the treatment of Fifth Circuit Appeals Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan “intellectual terrorism.”
Duncan was shouted down by hundreds of students and berated by Stanford Diversity Dean Tirien Steinbach during his visit to law school last month.
Students called him “scum,” asked him why he “can’t find that shit,” and yelled, “We hope your daughters get raped.”
Steinbach is currently on leave, and Stanford has ruled out disciplining hecklers who the school says have violated its free speech policies.
Duncan was greeted with posters on the walls of the prestigious university saying he had committed crimes against women, gays, blacks and “trans people” in relation to a case.
He was asked by the student union of the conservative Federalist Society in early March to give a speech on the county’s appeals court at the famed law school, but was snubbed.
Fifth Circuit Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, 51, also appointed by Donald Trump, was asked to give a speech at Stanford Law School last month but was verbally abused
Fifth Circuit Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan eventually asked for an administrator when the heckling wouldn’t stop, stepping in Assistant Dean for Diversity, Justice and Inclusion Tirien Steinbach
Associate Dean Steinbach chimed in during the shouting, but instead of calming the students down, she began lecturing Judge Duncan for six minutes with prepared notes
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Tirien Steinbach is currently on leave from the prestigious university
Associate Dean Steinbach chimed in during the shouting, but instead of calming the students down, she began piously lecturing Judge Duncan for six minutes with prepared notes.
Law School Dean Jenny Martinez and Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavinge days later “formally apologized and acknowledged that protesters and administrators had violated Stanford policy.”
In his speech, Ho argued that Duncan’s treatment reflected the “rampant” view of discrimination at elite law schools, some of which do not employ a single center-right professor.
“Rules aren’t rules without consequences,” Ho said. “And students who practice intolerance don’t belong in the legal profession.”
He suggested that a more politically diverse faculty and a less ideologically unified administration would go a long way toward lifting the boycott.
“How do we know that everyone’s views will be protected if not all views are represented?” Ho asked.
“What some law schools today tolerate and even encourage is not intellectual exploration — it’s intellectual terrorism,” Ho suggested.
“Students are not trying to get involved and learn from each other. They engage in disruption, intimidation and public shame. They are trying to terrorize people in a conscious campaign of submission and self-censorship to eradicate certain viewpoints from public discourse,” he added.
“Law schools like to say they are training the next generation of leaders. But schools don’t even teach students how to be good citizens — let alone good lawyers. We do not teach the basic concepts of our democracy.”
Ho’s announcement is the latest and most dramatic attempt to hold Stanford accountable for its treatment of Duncan, and he hopes his peers will follow suit.
In a subsequent interview after the Stanford incident, Judge Duncan said the entire debacle was an embarrassment that made him fear for the country’s future.
Judge Ho has previously railed against the waking culture at Yale University and is now targeting Stanford
Ho has urged his fellow judges to also boycott the Ivy League institutions that have produced several Supreme Court justices
“This is one of the best law schools in the world. The students are the crème de la crème. The future judges, senators, presidents, industry leaders.
“Yet here’s a mob of the best and brightest roaring down a federal judge invited to campus, demonstrating that they haven’t the faintest grasp of the basic concept of legal discourse: one must meet reason. Instead, their working principle is: If I don’t like what you’re saying or thinking, I’ll shut you up.
“Unless these students experience a radical change in their overall approach to argument and disagreement, they are unfit to be members of any bar,” Duncan said.
He said he sympathized with the other students who had gathered to listen to him but missed the opportunity.
“The attack was very personal and frankly disgusting. If I spoke to a dog the way these students spoke to me, I would be ashamed.”
Since the announcement of the boycott of Yale Law School, Ho and Branch have become two of 14 federal judges boycotting the school over a series of high-profile free speech scandals.
The boycott seems to be having an effect, with students and faculty urging Ho not to let up, citing an improved campus climate.
“Imagine every judge who says they’re against discrimination at Yale and Stanford taking the same path,” Ho said. “Imagine if they decide until the discrimination stops, no future employees.” set at these schools. How soon do we think these schools would stop discriminating?’
Judges hope their boycotts will persuade their peers to follow suit, and that schools like Yale and Stanford will address their discrimination issues to reclaim their standing and reputation as top-notch law schools.
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