A Reader Says The ABA Wants "Antiracism" Training In Law School, We Think The Opposite Would Be More Useful
05/09/2021
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From: Dale Gribble [Email him]

The ABA is "mulling" (I.E. wondering if they can get away with) adding anti-racism and bias training to law school training.

Law schools would be required to train students in bias, racism, and cross-cultural competency under a proposal being considered by the American Bar Association arm that oversees legal education.

That proposed change to the ABA’s law school accreditation standards is part of a larger push to incorporate professional identity formation into the curriculum requirements—that is, mandating that schools devote more time and attention to helping students understand what it means to be a lawyer, not just how to think like one.

ABA Mulls Racism, Bias Training Accreditation Requirement For Law Schools, by Paul Caron, TaxProf Blog,May 6, 2021

This looks like a pretty obvious effort to add more unqualified faculty to law schools.  If they can't cut teaching tax law or contracts they sure can teach white law students to not be racist.

I don’t know how this will help minority students already in law school whose bar exam pass rates are abysmal.

James Fulford writes: I don’t think law students need anti-racism training, I think they need racial reality training, which is to say “racism” training. Most law students don't realize that if they're going to be public defenders, they'll be dealing with clients who are (a) really, really, guilty rather than victims of police frameups, and (b) so dysfunctional that they'll keep missing court dates because they simply don't know what day it. See my article Why Rednecks Don't Get Arrested As Much As Minorities, and Confessions of a Public Defender, by Michael Smith, American Renaissance, May 9, 2014, which starts

I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 percent of my clients are black. The remaining ten percent are mainly Hispanics but there are a few whites.

I have no explanation for why this is, but crime has racial patterns. Hispanics usually commit two kinds of crime: sexual assault on children and driving under the influence. Blacks commit many violent crimes but very few sex crimes. The handful of whites I see commit all kinds of crimes. In my many years as a public defender I have represented only three Asians, and one was half black.

As a young lawyer, I believed the official story that blacks are law abiding, intelligent, family-oriented people, but are so poor they must turn to crime to survive. Actual black behavior was a shock to me. [More]

If American law schools could acquaint their students with the material in either VDARE.com or American Renaissance, said students would be better prepared for life and law practice.

In fact, the American Renaissance article Urban Law 101, by Donald Williamson, September 2003 has the subhead "What I Didn’t Learn in Law School: Adventures with black clients."

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