Kavanaugh Not Returning to Harvard Law to Teach

Geneva Stokes
October 4, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will not teach a class at Harvard Law School in the upcoming winter, as he was expected to do, according to an email announcement from the university to its law students on Monday, October 1. The Harvard Crimson, The Ivy League's newspaper, broke the story shortly after an email sent to law students announced the decision late Monday evening.

Kavanaugh's angry performance during his testimony, however, "cut against those recommendations". Bustle has reached out to both Harvard Law School and the White House. As The Crimson reported, students on the law campus have called for the university to suspend him from teaching pending a "full and fair investigation" into the sexual misconduct claims against him.

Osler told Melber that of all his fellow Yale Law alumnae who've gone on to work in important jobs in the private and public sectors, he'd never seen any act that way in public - and especially not in a setting "where it's most important to model civility".

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An online letter, begun last Friday and, by Tuesday morning, signed by more than 860 Harvard Law School alumni, asked the college to rescind his appointment as lecturer and bar him from teaching.

"Unless a full and fair investigation is conducted, Harvard Law School can not allow Kavanaugh to continue teaching its students and the Senate can not confirm him to the Supreme Court", they added.

As for the embattled nominee's faculty page, the site now just redirects to the main faculty page. Jeff Flake, and gave the Federal Bureau of Investigation a week to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations. Kavanaugh's confirmation to the nation's highest court seemed all but certain until several women stepped forward over the past two weeks to allege he had sexually assaulted them or others decades ago.

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