Skip to comments.Iowa Republicans blast law school over refusal to hire conservative professor as faculty
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:28:19 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
Iowa Republicans are taking aim at the state's top law school for denying a faculty position to a conservative law professor, who an assistant dean once said embraces politics the rest of the faculty "despises."
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Law school have become a laughing stock
Republicans planning to picket Jessup Hall, adminstration offices, next Monday noon-1PM.
Our legal system needs to be liberated from the influence of law ashools.
and yet they are opening up MORE law schools!!!
there has to be a way to shut down the glut of schools. Perhaps some states could have referenda which close the state run schools since so many private shools now exist.
“there has to be a way to shut down the glut of schools”
There is a way, stop giving them tax dollars.
At least this “law school” merely denied his position search and he went on his way. In a certain country this “LAW SCHOOL” wants to emulate, a varying and unpopular opinion and/or view would result in a vacation in a state sponsored “re-education camp.”
And yes, that is EXACTLY who and where I mean. I see NO difference in attitude.
What about “diversity.”
They believe in hiring from both parties: Socialists and Communists.
I wonder, do private Christian universities (Liberty, ORU, etc.) vet the political bent of their applicants the same way?
I am trying to find a Catholic conservative law firm at which to work without any luck.
The states should run the state universities like investments. For each student, five years after graduation take the student's gross income, his major, and list of classes (including professors) he took, and compile statistics. (Defer majors with long graduate studies/internships like medicine)
The majors with the lowest return on investment get dropped. The professors with the lowest return on investment get fired.
It has the added benefit that departments would stop accepting so many students who are unqualified for their majors.
It is not enough to stop the tax dollars. You have to outright shut them down. close the doors. There is no reason for a state law school in this day and age.
Tort reform is a great start.
“I wonder, do private Christian universities (Liberty, ORU, etc.) vet the political bent of their applicants the same way?”
I don’t support discrimination of any kind. but I would be willing to bet their law school faculty have more than one registered Democrat.
Conservatives need to just stop funding, period. Charities, nonprofits, alma maters, whatever. Give only to the select few that are truly practicing our values and within their respective objectives. If a law school is to teach law then it needs the best professor, and if that appointment is denied, then donations need to stop.
It is better to donate to places like Hillsdale than an alma mater that misbehaves.
95% of the faculty at colleges and universities are liberal.
If the libs really believed in diversity, at least 50% of the faculty would be conservative.
Defund and block all manner of federal funding including the availability of guaranteed student loans, GI Bill grants, public grants to all who wish to study there.
Time to play hardball.
If someone wants to open a law school its fine with me, as long as it isnt using tax dollars.
Ouch! Kryptonite to Liberal Fascists.
Off topic next. Didn't the voters of Iowa boot their entire Supreme Court in 2010 for imposing fag marriage?
You said it.
Private universities may do as they please.
A state law school may not so discriminate with public funds.
Notice that Jones, who is being sued, is the “former dean”.
Difference between George Mason and Iowa is in the quality of the teaching, not just the bias. GM students come away with an excellent level of knowledge in tax, securities, and the major technical disciplines as well as the foundational subjects of Property Law, Contracts, Constitutional Law, and Court Procedure.
Closest may be ACLJ, but doubt they’re local.
we have tort reform.
civil trial on the federal level is all but extinct due to binding arbitration.
we ALREADY have loser pays via contract and specific area state laws. (see stand your ground protections)
Shutting down the oversupply of law schools means there will be no incentive to take nusance cases just to pay the student loan / regular bills. If each state has ONE state law school and it is shut down that means about 5000 to 1000 fewer lawyers EVERY YEAR. The rest will go down via retirement.
Conservative Walter Williams (a Rush fill-in) is also there. GM seems to get it.
I do not contribute to University of Washington for many of the same reasons.
I graduated from the Iowa Law school several years ago and the air was so thick with leftist drivel that it turned me into a rabid conservative. Actually found and joined FR during my time in law school. Bought my first gun, too.
Note to parents of prospective college students:
IGNORE sending your kid to this campus.
We need more Conservatives-—NOT MORE LIBERALS.
These people are running your country.
Sucks to be you. :P
Now shut the hell up and go pay your taxes. These university professors need raises. :)
Of course they are...they are cranking out graduates who are ill-equipped to do anything worthwhile in the world, so they have to create a place to stash them as professors.
That isn't quite fair, either. To offer a rounded education, a university has to have someone who teaches logic, someone who teaches French literature. Ditto topology, micropaleontology, and a number of other obscure topics. They can't all teach business administration and practical nursing.
People who take courses in logic, topology, micropaleontology, and even French Lit (ie, courses where you have to actually think and study in order to pass) are likely people who will make something of themselves after graduation. I was thinking more of the people who take loads of courses like The Influence of Queer Black theory on Feminist Art.
Alternately, professors of such can transfer to private colleges where people can pay for such courses with their own money.
“I do not contribute to University of Washington for many of the same reasons.”
Same with the University of Minnesota, my alma mater.
you hold a what?
I’m sure that would be highly illegal.
every private law school that opens means a taxpayer funded law school can be closed.
Personnaly I wouldn’t complain too much if there was a quota on lawyers. We have too many already.
Or a bounty, that might work too.