Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh not to teach at Harvard next year

Harvard University's Undergraduate Council today joined students of Harvard Law School in calling for a "full and fair investigation" of sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh one day after the embattled U.S. Supreme Court nominee informed the Ivy League school he won't be back to teach his January course.

Other than the plain udpate from administration, Harvard Law students have not gotten any other update or information about the cancellation, The Huffington Post noted, and it's not clear that Kavanaugh's class will be seen on the curriculum again.

In an email obtained by CNN, Catherine Claypoole, the associate dean and dean for academic and faculty affairs at the Harvard Law School, informs students that Kavanaugh "indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered".

A Harvard Law School spokesperson confirmed that Kavanaugh would not return to teach.

More news: State Department changes visa rules for same-sex partners of foreign diplomats

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

Kavanaugh, a D.C. appellate court judge, became a household name over the summer when President Donald Trump nominated him in July to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. "HLS would be tarnished to have him on campus in any position of authority". Kavanaugh has strongly rejected the allegations, giving fiery testimony during a Senate hearing last week.

The Senate is expected to vote this week on whether or not to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Currently, three identified women have come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assaults or mistreatment of women during his high school and college years.

Related news



[an error occurred while processing the directive]