A reply considered shattering of the premises of a protest by students against a tenured Law professor in the US is back, making waves again on the global super highway. The hot stuff on global mediascape is reproduced below so that all concerned – from academics to students, parents, scholars of identity politics, sundry researchers, administrators and activists – can read and absorb it as well as the analytical lessons it teaches.
Back in 2016, the Whittier Law School professor named Patricia Leary was surprised by an unexpected letter of complaint from her students who berated her for wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. She was scolded for making the students “subjected to indoctrination” and “extremely inflammatory” behavior when according to the letter, “to someone who is charged to teach criminal law, it should be abundantly clear that all lives matter.”
But the professor was more than glad to respond, point by point, ripping every single argument apart. In a series of her skillful refutes to the student’s premises, Prof. Leary demonstrated just how easy it is to debunk those weak arguments.
The professor’s viral response to the students’ letter appeared on Imgur back on April 26, 2016. The Insider Higher Ed has identified the law professor as Patricia Leary, a veteran teacher with 20+ years of experience at Whittier Law School.
According to her biography, Prof. Leary is “a Distinguished Teaching Professor. She sees her life’s work as student-centered, both inside and outside of the classroom.”
It also states that she is “deeply committed to teaching students to think clearly and critically about law, to helping students to refine the art of legal reasoning and analysis,” and in what we’ve seen so far, she has clearly given us a master class of thinking in this”