Have been reading more about the HLS kerfuffle.
One article that caught my eye was this one.
I found it interesting because, well, it just goes to show how things change depending on your mindset.
When I look at Harvard Law School, I don’t see a bastion of white privilege. I see a community of a bunch of people who got 3.8s as undergrads or 175+ on the LSAT, with all the pathologies that come with that.
It’s pretty left-wing, as almost all top universities tend to be, and it’s kind of over-sensitive on the issue of race, as are almost all institutions that are both very hard to get into and engaged in the use of racial preferences in their admissions processes. [Hint: if you want the white and Asian students to stop looking at their black and Hispanic classmates funny, admit the black and Hispanic students on the same basis.]
Anyway. Aside from a new dean who seems rather clueless — I doubt that Dean Kagan would have responded the way she did — HLS seems to be in pretty good shape. (Well, except for all that “living tree” stuff. But that’s not a problem with HLS specifically — that’s a problem with a whole generation of legal academics.)