Students at Penn Law Issue Statement of Solidarity with JLSA

Dear Students of Harvard Law School,

We were made aware of the disturbing incident that took place at the event you recently hosted featuring Tzipi Livni. The comments that were made during the discussion remind us of the continued presence of intolerance that still pervades much our society. As Jewish people we are unfortunately too aware of this reality, as we have been forced to confront it time and again throughout our history. As Jews, future lawyers, and citizens it is our duty to lead in a manner that promotes broad academic diversity and freedom. While it is essential that, as students, we are exposed to a broad range of opinions and even criticism, it is never acceptable when that dialogue turns into ad hominem attacks.  It is for this reason that we write to you to offer our voice as one of support that condemns any attempts to silence the academic diversity and freedom that is so vital to our communities.

Sincerely,

Peter Fishkind
President, Penn Law Council of Student Representatives
J.D. Candidate Class of 2017

Chris O’Brien
Treasurer, Penn Law Council of Student Representatives
J.D. Candidate Class of 2018

Aaron Feinblatt
President, Penn Law Jewish Law Students Association
J.D. Candidate Class of 2017

 

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