Published: Sun, September 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Yale Law Faculty Members Call For FBI Probe Of Kavanaugh Accusation

Yale Law Faculty Members Call For FBI Probe Of Kavanaugh Accusation

The piece ended by stating: "Unless a full and fair investigation is conducted, Harvard Law School can not allow Kavanaugh to continue teaching its students and the Senate can not confirm him to the Supreme Court".

The Guardian reports today that Yale professor Amy Chua, who wrote the bestselling book on hardcore parenting Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, made those comments privately to a group of law students past year.

The Guardian reports that Chua, a Yale professor, "played an outsized role in vetting" the clerks who worked for Kavanaugh, as many of them came from Yale, Kavanaugh's alma mater.

One source said that in at least one case, a law student was so put off by Chua's advice about how she needed to look, and its implications, that she decided not to pursue a clerkship with Kavanaugh, a powerful member of the judiciary who had a formal role in vetting clerks who served in the USA supreme court.

Amy Chua, a top professor at Yale and author of best-selling parenting book "Tiger Mom" told female students it was "no accident" that Kavanaugh's clerks "looked like models." .

But according to a new report from the Huffington Post, Chua's characterization of Kavanaugh's job offers to women takes on a somewhat less progressive tone.

Rather, she's become ensnared in the latest coverage of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his interaction with women.


"We know that allegations of sexual assault are one of the most unreported crimes that exist". "He did not say what the look was and I did not ask".

As a federal judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, clerking for Kavanaugh was a coveted spot, and many went on to clerk for Supreme Court justices, as well.

He is facing allegations that while at high school he attempted to rape a fellow teenager, Christine Blasey Ford.

Chua has cancelled her classes at Yale this semester and has been hospitalized for an unidentified illness.

But there's no substantial evidence Kavanaugh hired law clerks due to their appearances, and one student who claimed to be advised in this manner told The Guardian that it's possible Chua and Rubenfeld were "making observations but not following edicts from him".

Meanwhile, Rubenfeld is presently the subject of an investigation at Yale over his conduct toward female students, The Guardian learned.

In it, she wrote that she'd helped place 10 Yale Law School students - eight of them women - as clerks with Kavanaugh, including her own daughter, whose clerkship had been set to begin in August. Rubenfeld confirmed to newspaper that the university informed him it's conducting an "internal review" of allegations against him, but the school would not comment on the matter.

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