Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

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While we still don't know if Brett Kavanaugh will serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, we do know he will not teach at Harvard next year. However, the source could not confirm the reason Kavanaugh would not be teaching at the school in 2019 beyond the statement sent out by school officials that he could "no longer commit to teaching his course".

Besides Harvard, students and faculty at Yale Law School have also expressed concerns about Kavanaugh, both on campus in CT and in Washington.


Kavanaugh was scheduled to teach a class in the winter term, according to a source familiar with the matter. The news comes after repeated efforts to get a clear answer out of the law school; according to The Crimson, over the past week, the dean as well as the law school's spokespeople have refused to say anything about Kavanaugh's faculty status, citing confidentiality on "personnel matters".

"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.


Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. In addition to impacting Kavanaugh's confirmation process, the allegations have also sparked demands from students. "They likewise should disqualify him from any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS". He said he might not be able to teach or coach basketball again.

Hundreds of Harvard Law alumni signed a letter urging the university to remove Kavanaugh as a lecturer at the school, though the letter had not been submitted to administrators by the time of Claypoole's email, local media reported.


The federal appeals court judge had taught the three-week course, entitled "The Supreme Court since 2005" at what is one of the most distinguished law schools in the USA, for around a decade.

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