Debate Series on Highly Controversial Topics at Law Schools?
I’ve heard many people report that law students are often unwilling to express controversial views in class discussions—even just as answers to “What argument would you make if you were defendant’s lawyer in this case?” questions—for fear of social ostracism. I’ve heard this mostly about conservative views, but I’ve heard it also from liberal colleagues, who report that it’s difficult to get students to air the conservative positions in their classes.
And of course it’s very hard to fight this phenomenon. Schools can avoid threatening administrative punishments for expressing unorthodox views. Attempts to impose such punishments could be blocked on various legal grounds (especially under the First Amendment in public law schools). Outright disruption of events or
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