Students sitting in Harvard Law classrooms “applauded” and “burst out in cheers” when Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lamented the fact that he might never return to teach at the school during an extraordinary Senate hearing Thursday.
The Harvard Black Law Students Association released a statement Wednesday calling on Harvard to steer clear of investing in prisons and asking the Law School to place greater emphasis on criminal justice, among other demands.
The school’s silence comes as students are calling for decisive action to address allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted two women. Some have urged that the nominee be barred from teaching at Harvard.
If you want to get into Harvard Law School, you should probably spend some time working in the real world before you apply to hit the books in Cambridge, according to the school's chief admissions officer.
The Harvard Black Law Students Association said it is neutral on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court after a letter from some group members praising the judge drew notice during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Students at the school, where Kavanaugh taught as a visiting professor for many years, have circulated two contrasting letters in recent weeks — one praising Kavanaugh’s character and another opposing his nomination.