« on: February 07, 2008, 02:54:13 PM »
Are Emory and UNC your only choices?
Whoever writes that blog has far too much free time. People resign their jobs all the time to pursue new opportunities. No one is owed any explanation. When you resign a job, all you need to do is give notice. You don't need to share the reasons why.
are you talking about Above the Law? You do realize that the blog is his job, right?
David Lat is the EIC of Above the Law.
He graduated PBK from Harvard and then Yale Law. Then a 9th Circuit Clerk. Then he was an associate with Wachtell. Then an AUSA.
He's probably got a handle on the blog.
You are mistaken. Yale got vast sums of money from the government and also barred military recruiters. Yale argreed to comply due to the threat of losing $300 million in government funding.
Believe me, having been part of the original movement to ban military recruiters from campus in the wake of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I think I know at least as much about this issue as you do.
Yale was able to accept the money and ban recruiters pre-Solomon Amendment and while the Amendment was being tested in court. It is no longer able to do so.
It seems especially hallow to argue that it is okay because only one segment of the employer discriminates.
lol, I think you meant "hollow."
Other government recruiters who do not discriminate get to recruit without incident. Maybe you should try a Venn diagram on this one.
They are accepting money from the federal government while also barring employers from the federal government. It is hypocritical.
First, schools are not doing as you've described since they cannot do so. They either get the money (and allow their students to retain their loans) or they bar the recruiters; they don't get to do both.
Second, if they could, there'd be nothing hypocritical about it. The government funding is for purposes that have nothing to do with military recruiting. If they accepted funding for their career services offices and then barred all government recruiters, you'd have a much better argument.