Harvard Law School faculty come out en masse to make the obvious case that being a criminal defense lawyer is a noble tradition in our liberal society & not in itself incompatible with being a dean. It’s stunning this is needed. ⁦
"We the 52 undersigned members of the Harvard Law School faculty support our colleague Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.’s dedication to the professional tradition of providing representation to people accused of crimes and other misconduct"
52 of Sullivan's Harvard Law School faculty colleagues signed an open letter in support of him, arguing that any pressure placed on Sullivan to resign would be inconsistent with a freedom that is fundamental to the university.
52 Harvard Law faculty (including Y Benkler, A Dershowitz, N Feldman, M Field, JS Gersen, N Gertner, MA Glendon, R Kennedy, L Lessig, M Minow, M Mnookin, C Nesson, S Shavell, C Steiker, L Tribe, D Umunna) support Dean R Sullivan representing Weinstein
Harvard Law faculty speak in support of resident dean representing Weinstein via
I worry this letter from faculty (incl. many I deeply respect) does more harm than good. At best, it reenforces the myth lawyers tell each other that making lots of money defending wealthy villains is not only acceptable, but admirable.
Harvard Law faculty speak in support of resident dean representing Weinstein via
And a letter of protest from members of Harvard Law School faculty
Harvard Law faculty speak in support of resident dean representing Weinstein - so delighted they are speaking out, perhaps stimulating others to do the same. The Boston Globe