Prof. Jeannie Suk Gersen (Harvard Law) on “the Importance of Due Process”

An interesting interview with Yascha Munk from “The Good Fight”. An excerpt:

Mounk: Do you feel that there has been a significant shift in how law students respond to sensitive subjects?

Suk GersenIt is unquestionably true. In 2007, I started teaching. Over the past 14 to 15 years, I have seen a huge shift in students’ willingness to learn. [to speak on sensitive issues]—and I’m not talking about conservative students who have, I think, always felt slightly like they are in the minority. If they voice views that are liberal and not necessarily conforming to some ideology or sensibility, their peers may turn on them.

This is something I often hear behind closed doors. Students don’t believe this environment allows for that type of conversation. Many teachers know this, I think. But it’s also now an environment where even to say, “Oh, yes, there’s been a chilling effect”—even that is considered edgy or controversial, or the kind of thing you’d be scared to say. It’s a common saying. sotto voceBehind closed doors. I think it’s unquestionable that the chill has occurred, it is continuing, and we have to see the ways we can deal with it….

Gersen can also speak more about topics like SB 8 Title IX.