Some fallout has began for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who withdrew from teaching at Harvard Law School in the winter, as he was supposed to, following outcry from graduate students gathering signatures to stop him from lecturing at the university
According to the Washington Post, the university announced the update on Monday night in an email to students.
“Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered,” the email from Catherine Claypoole of the law school curriculum committee read.
Hundreds of graduates had signed a letter calling on the school to ditch Kavanaugh, who was expected to be a lecturer at the school. Kavanaugh’s decision to withdraw came before the students had the opportunity to send the letter to the school’s dean, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the judge.
“Now more than ever, HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously,” the letter read. “The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from . . . any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS.”
“People are coming together to say, ‘This isn’t the type of person we want teaching at Harvard Law,” Jessica Lynn Corsi, a law lecturer who graduated from the school in 2010 told the Post.
According to the Post, more than 800 graduates had signed the letter in less than three days.