Harvard Law-Student Activists Demand Free Tuition

, The National Law Journal

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A group of student activists at Harvard Law School is calling for an end to tuition. Reclaim Harvard, which has been pushing for greater diversity and inclusion at the elite law school, argues that the cost of attendance unfairly impacts minority students because they typically have less family wealth.

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  • Edmund Burke

    Why isn‘t the National Law Journal covering the "hate crime" hoax scandal and subsequent "smelly Jew" scandal at Harvard Law School? Doesn‘t further the leftist narrative?wordpress.com/2016/04/21/royall-ass-5/

  • Gary McCaleb

    Makes perfect sense to me. And once they graduate, they can work for free. For the state. Wear their Mao jackets on a chilly morning. Dial up an Uber and hop in the classy Warszawa 202 that shows up. Eventually. Or maybe not.Having once peered into the gloom of East Germany, I confess I don‘t understand this strange notion that the left at once demands absolute personal autonomy, and apparently endless state support of your "individualism."

  • Ralph Bunche Jr.

    To answer Colin B. Lane below, the National Law Journal is run by left-leaning folks, just as much of our media are. Championing "people of color" and their grievances has been all the rage since unarmed, college-bound gentle giant Michael Brown was executed -- on his knees and with his hands up in surrender -- in the street by a murderous white Missouri policeman. Check that; it‘s been all the rage since smiling little cutie pie Trayvon Martin, innocently out for Skittles and iced tea one rainy afternoon in Florida, was set upon and mercilessly slain by a "white," er, make that Hispanic, neighborhood watch guy for no reason other than the color of his skin, which the neighborhood watch guy told the 911 operator he couldn‘t really discern. Never willing to discuss poor minorities‘ self-dooming out-of-wedlock birthrates as the obvious principal reason for their poverty and relatively high rates of failure across a broad spectrum of measurements, our leftist media instead believe that divisive talk of "white privilege," "inequality" and mounting demands for ever more free stuff is better for circulation and ratings. Sadly, NLJ is no different than all the rest.

  • J.Walters

    As academia has long been the bastion of leftist views, the "institution" is now reaping what its faculty have sown. I do not know who started the "Reclaim Harvard" people are, but I firmly believe that if they were to tally up their families money they would find themselves in the same bucket as the individuals they rail against. Where is this Nation headed if the premier universities lowered their standard to "accommodate" inclusiveness? To further prove , who would one want to operate on them? The "A" student from Johns Hopkins Medical or the "C" student after that school has lowered their standards to be inclusive? The ALM should be ashamed for even publishing this article, it is not news.... it politically correct diatribe that has no place here.

  • Honest Iago

    Shame on all of you! Doesn‘t our Constitution guarantee "from each according to his/her ability, to each according to his/her need?" Or was that in the Declaration of Independence? I know I read it somewhere. So, in the spirit of our POTUS, a Harvard Law grad who admonishes us to "spread the wealth around," how about abolishing tuition but requiring each Harvard Law grad to donate 10% of his/her income to the Alma Mater until retirement? This way, those Harvard grads who go into public service or pro bono representation bear less of the burden than those who choose the partnership track at "white shoe" [am I allowed to say that?] firms.

  • John Paul Jones

    Prior comments capture many of my sentiments, but this is further proof, if any were needed, of how far we have fallen as a nation. Rather than respect - and yes, where necessary, criticize - our nation‘s culture, history, and traditions, radical leftist Alinksyites are out to destroy our culture, rewrite our history, and replace our traditions with unworkable utopian Marxist dogma by bullying and browbeating people into submission while crying "racism" as their mantra.Harvard made its first mistake in admitting these students in the first place, and its second by bowing to their demands that it replace a donor‘s crest rather than to use it as a tool for teaching. If (when?) it cravenly capitulates and gives free tuition to those who seek nothing more than to destroy it, it will deserve its own demise.I weep for the future of this nation.

  • Herb Spencer

    They‘re only following in the tradition of their most vocal and least qualified fellow graduate: B. Hussein Obama.Just where did his transcripts get off to???

  • Colin B Lane

    Whenever I read articles like this, I wonder, "So how many people are in Reclaim Harvard?" If it‘s a large percentage of the students enrolled at the school, then it is indeed time for us all to weep for an education system that has been eviscerated by decades of leftist, entitlement nonsense. If this "group of activists" is instead but a small handful of naïve idiots, then I have to ask: Why the hell is National Law Journal giving said idiots this kind of attention?

  • LoL

    "The law school’s Low Income Protection Program—which helps graduates in public interest law jobs with relatively low salaries repay their student loans—doesn’t go far enough to help alumni who don’t have a financial safety net or who have families to support, according to Reclaim Harvard."Hmmm so students are compelled to go to BigLaw and make BigLaw salaries, but still shouldn‘t pay any tuition. And I thought greed was only good for bankers.

  • Alex K.

    This is risible. The problem with affirmative action is that these kids are rarely interested in the core mission of the school and are obsessed with their street mentality of demanding more entitlements. They literally import their welfare mentality to the school.Harvard has terrific financial aid packages. I know because I benefited from one though, sorry to defeat the stereotype -- I am white.If these kids are too dumb to figure out how to apply for financial aid, if these kids are too dumb to understand that a Harvard Law degree is one of life‘s great privileges and that they can make a lot of money afterward,s they are too dumb to be there.

  • An Interested Party

    Why is it always the clinics that are on the chopping block when budget issues arise? When was the last time the criminal law department at a law school had to raise the money to keep the department going to avoid faculty lay offs?

  • JustBeingHonest

    "Reclaim" Harvard? You students never had it in the first place.I‘m just sayin‘....

  • David

    Please, allow me to get into your school with lower LSATs because I‘m diverse. Please help virtually guarantee me a good job because this is Harvard law. Please don‘t charge me for this ability to earn more money than most people ever will. Yup, that‘s justice...

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