Join fellow Yale Law School Association of Southern California alumni and guests
TUESDAY, MARCH 17th
6:30 — 8:00 pm
For a conversation about Presidential Power with
Berkeley Law School Professor
John Yoo ‘92
Wine and Cheese will be served.
Unlike some, I reject the idea that Berkeley should move to strip Yoo of tenure, at least until he is convicted or (more likely) found guilty of serious ethical violations: it’s not the job of a university to investigate its professors. But it is disgusting to treat with respect someone who is intellectually dishonest and decided that the creation of an American monarchy with, let us say, tortured readings of Article II constitutes public service.
And it is even worse that Yale Law School should decide that he is someone to be listened to.
There’s a decent chance that the central law school alumni affairs office did not make this decision and might not even have known about it, but it represents a serious lapse in judgment on someone’s part. And if you’re using the law school’s name, it might be best to take care not to invite a potential war criminal to speak to you about law.