Skip to comments.Ivy League Reality Check
Posted on 05/12/2010 6:33:41 AM PDT by bs9021
Ivy League Reality Check Bethany Stotts, May 12, 2010
Isnt This a Bit Much? asked George Mason University professor David Bernstein on The Volokh Conspiracy blog on May 10 after hearing that President Obama had nominated Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
The president went to Harvard, and barely defeated a primary opponent who went to Yale, writes Prof. Bernstein. He concludes,
The previous two presidents also went to Yale, with Bush I defeating another Harvard grad for the presidency. And once Elena Kagan gets confirmed, every Supreme Court Justice will have attended Harvard or Yale law schools.
I know that Harvard and Yale attract a disproportionate percentage of Americas talented youth, but still, isnt this a bit much? Are there no similarly talented individuals who attended other Ivy League schools, other private universities or (gasp!) even state law schools?
According to his faculty page, Professor Bernstein teaches Products Liability, Evidence, Constitutional Law I and II, and Expert and Scientific Evidence.
SCOTUS nominee Kagan was the first female dean at Harvard Law School....
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I think this is spot on. What in the wide wide world of sports in so great about Harvard and Yale???? I went to TExas Tech and we had and have some fine men and women graduate from there!
Agree. I’m an AF Academy grad, and I’d take any Academy grad (AF, West Point, Annapolis) over any snotty Harvard grad ANY day.
Harvard is a snob factory-I never met anyone from there who was NOT one.
The bigotry of the ivies continues. How about someone from a land grant college, you know, a real person.
Considering the state we’re in, I think going forward that a degree from Harvard or Yale should disqualify one from office or other positions of power.
Agreed. Perhaps the problem in DC is that it is academically incestuous!
Well, we know from past experience that a law degree from Southern Methodist will get you nothing but ridicule and scorn from both sides of the aisle.
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