Campus speech wars: the law school advantage

By demanding that students “imaginatively and sympathetically reconstruct the best argument on the other side,” a good legal education can help inoculate you against blinkered self-righteousness, which may be one reason why relatively few of the recent campus shout-downs and brawls have taken place at law schools. [Heather Gerken (dean, YLS), Time] And don’t miss John McWhorter on the essential theatricality of campus silencing, allyship, and privilege-shaming [via Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic]

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  • I saw no evidence of this in law school; and I’ve seen none from lawyers in practice.

    The reason these “shout-downs and brawls” don’t take place in law schools is because law students are quite busy academically and trying to get jobs as well.