Most of you have probably heard of the Professor Watchlist, a website that seeks to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
As the AAUP notes, “This website poses a clear threat to academic freedom. Over the past century, such lists have been used to harass and intimidate faculty, and have a chilling effect on academic freedom and free speech.”
One way to stand in solidarity with those who have been named to this list is to voluntarily place yourselves on this list. If you would like your name to be added to the list, the link is:
You also could consider spreading the word to colleagues at your school and in other departments.
As our core values come under attack, addressing those attacks both empowers us and demonstrates to our students that lawyers must continue to take the lead in fighting for social justice – especially in times where doing so may present personal or professional risks.
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