A post on the Legal Ethics Forum blog links to a story that strikes a blow against the independence of attorneys or at least the ability of a firm to represent a client whose position may not be politically correct in all circles. The linked story indicates that students at a prestigious law school put so much pressure on a prestigious law firm that recruited at the school, that the law firm declined to do certain work for the client that the students found objectionable. A sad day in academia if you ask me. For a related topic, I refer you to Larry Ribstein’s post about whether some schools have a liberal or conservative bias. The story about what law students were up in arms about reminded me of a lecture I attended this week by author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D., who wrote, among other books: The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization.
UPDATE: More thoughts on this story from the Right Coast blog.