A 12 months after ‘tiger mother’ regulation prof praised Kavanaugh in op-ed, her daughter will get clerkship with him
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A 12 months after ‘tiger mother’ regulation prof praised…
By Debra Cassens Weiss
June 11, 2019, 2:33 pm CDT
Amy Chua in 2007. Picture from Wikimedia Commons.
A 12 months after Yale Regulation professor Amy Chua wrote an op-ed article praising U.S. Supreme Court docket Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh as a mentor to girls, her daughter is starting a clerkship with him.
Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld, a Yale Regulation graduate, begins clerking for Kavanaugh this summer season, the Related Press experiences in an article crediting Above the Regulation founder David Lat with breaking the information on Twitter. Slate and Newsweek even have protection.
Chua wrote the op-ed article for the Wall Road Journal in July 2018, after Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court docket nomination however earlier than Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a celebration in highschool. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.
Chua’s daughter had accepted a clerkship with Kavanaugh when he was nonetheless a choose on the federal appeals court docket in Washington, D.C., nevertheless it hadn’t but begun when Kavanaugh was nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court docket and Chua wrote the article.
Chua’s op-ed was titled “Kavanaugh Is a Mentor to Ladies: I can’t consider a greater choose for my very own daughter’s clerkship.” Kavanaugh’s 4 regulation clerks this time period are all girls, contributing to a primary on the Supreme Court docket: There are extra feminine than male clerks on the court docket this time period.
Chua was on the clerkships committee at Yale Regulation College. She wrote that Kavanaugh’s high consideration in hiring clerks is excellence—top-of-the-class grades, mental rigor. And he hires individuals from throughout the ideological spectrum.
College students quoted in later articles accused Chua and her regulation professor husband, Jed Rubenfeld, of telling girls in search of clerkships that Kavanaugh most popular a sure look. Chua denied the allegations.
Chua wrote the bestselling 2011 e-book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, which examined the advantages of strict parenting.