December 15, 2012

Terms used to describe NYU School of Law...

... in this Washington Examiner column:
1. "ultraliberal law school that sues the government for not doing what its professors want."

2. "litigious lodge [with] its mean junkyard dog, the Institute for Policy Integrity, an adviser-ridden think tank with a cheeky name."

3. "bastion of the dark arts." [To be fair: that's just referring to the IPI.]
(It's of possible interest that I graduated from that law school 3 decades ago.)

25 comments:

Mitchell the Bat said...

"Institute for Policy Integrity" sounds completely bogus, same as "Institute for Advanced Study."

rhhardin said...

The left takes over anything that runs on meetings.

Clyde said...

It probably should be additionally noted that this is an "opinion" column, and it's written by the "executive vice president of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise." So if you're looking for unbiased neutrality, seek ye elsewhere. However, don't look in the MSM, because they're not sources of unbiased neutrality either.

Shouting Thomas said...

My first job in a corporate law firm, way back in the mid 70s, was developing the computer systems for a lawfirm just created by four NYU grads. That firm, years later, is huge, rich and powerful.

But, that's not the way things started.

Back before the law firm explosion, NYU grads were in great demand in NYC because of their reputation as lawyers who actually knew how to perform basic legal and business tasks, unlike Harvard and Yale lawyers. The Ivy Leaguers might be brilliant, but they usually didn't know how to do anything and they were arrogant and felt entitled. NYU grads were ready to work upon graduation. The Ivy Leaguers had to be nursed for a couple of years before they provided any value to their firm.

So, I can remember back when NYU Law grads were prized for their relative modesty and hard work habits. And for being entrepreneurs!

When did that change?

Craig said...

Was the Moony Times out to lunch?

Archilochus said...

I'm an NYU law student, I've taken classes from some of these named professors, and I second these sentiments.

Ann Althouse said...

Hi, Archilochus. I'm always especially happy to see NYU law students reading this blog.

Archilochus said...

Hi Ann. I've been reading since 1L, but it took several months for me to discover you are an alum.

AlphaLiberal said...

The Washington Examiner is owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz. Philip Anschutz also owns the Weekly Standard and is a Republican donor who gives to a lot of conservative causes. He is an oilman.

Ann, I don't read much of your stuff anymore, but you don't seem to acknowledge this openly conservative news media when you publish from them. I wonder if you are even aware of this.

Or, if you are aware of how they slant the news reporting.

Shouting Thomas said...

None of those things you've cited, Alpha, disqualify a person's or an institution's opinions.

People have the right to be conservative. Oil is a great product, and people have the right to profit from it.

There are Republican donors and there are Democratic donors.

You've said, as usual, nothing.

Sunslut7 said...

Ann,

Three decades eh! Ah, the stain of that education still lingers and corrupts.... I am reminded of Lady Macbeth: "Out, Out DAMM spot....etc, etc, etc."
Nothing that you do can lift the mark of that dreadful,caste riden society from your lily white soul.Thou are truly a daughter of that hive, sent forth to gather necter for its Queen and her drones.

Aridog said...

Any time I see the term "Institute" as the lead off in an organization name I think of some schlock scam operation set up in someone's living room or kitchen. When they scam enough outfits and folks, they rent some edifice and hire additional grifters. In time some build a sweat lodge and kill a few folks...or start a church that dams anyone not just like them. Some get TV shows. It is still all the same to a guy who grew up around horses and dogs...the same stuff I rake up and scoop up with lipstick on it.

FleetUSA said...

I'm an NYU LL.M. (Tax) 1971 grad. That tax program has been top notch from its beginning.

FleetUSA said...

ps. It has generally provided different administrations highly qualified tax professionals.

Defenseman Emeritus said...

you don't seem to acknowledge this openly conservative news media when you publish from them

Ann also often links to the Washington Post. Should she "acknowledge that openly liberal news media" every time? Or would you consider that to be "whining" about liberal media bias?

Hagar said...

Liberal news media wee can hardly escape.
It is a relief to to find that some contrarian sources also exist and be able to hear or read them.

Chip S. said...

It has generally provided different administrations highly qualified tax professionals.

Heckuva job, NYU!

wyo sis said...

Chip S, exactly what I was thinking.

The Drill SGT said...

on the content of what the IPI and the EPA are doing:

Apparently the EPA senior staff, including Jackson, have been using non-governmental email accts to conduct secret and illegal coordination with Big Green.

By "illegal", I mean at least FOIA avoidance, NARA non-compliance and rule making rule abuse.

I have some recent exposure to the subject when I suggested to my Fed Attorney wife that I would set her up with a gmail acct so she could stay in touch with the office, if needed on vacation, when she didn't have her Fed PC (e.g. boat anchor).

She said, don't bother. she was explicitly forbidden from using a non-DHS email acct (or FB, etc) from any Fed PC or from using a non-Fed acct to transmit any Fed document or work product...

Aridog said...

The Drill SGT ... I am gathering from you statement that your wifes federal agency no longer permits Virtual Private Network (VPN) encryption for federal laptops used on travel when a work connection is required. Do I have that right?

Things have sure changed since I retired...my DOD PC was at my office and my DOD laptop was at my house and with me on all travel. The Executive Branch, for example one of many, doesn't allow for late budget preparation & submission just because you happen to be on vacay or TDY on business. If you position carries the emergency essential designation, as mine did (many do), shame on you in my old world if you were ever out of touch with full capability.

We now use smoke signals? :-))

The Drill SGT said...

The Drill SGT ... I am gathering from you statement that your wifes federal agency no longer permits Virtual Private Network (VPN) encryption for federal laptops used on travel when a work connection is required. Do I have that right?

No, I think the opposite. She clearly logs into their (DHS) net using a token and either a VPN or something akin. No issues using a Fed PC to the Fed Net and using Fed email.

that she is not authorized to do is;
- use her Fed PC with anything other than Fed email
- use non-Fed email on any machine to transmit Fed work product
- obviously, she can't connect to Fed Net, using a non-Fed PC (e.g. token won't work.

Sam L. said...

Has it changed in the years you've been gone?

Aridog said...

The Drill SGT ...Thanks. It sounds like it is pretty much the same as when I was there. I did have the luxury of both an Office PC and a Fed Laptop for home and travel....likely due to the "essential employee" designation when meant I could be sent anywhere, at anytime, on a very few hours notice, blah blah.

I only missed my "opportunity" to go to Afghanistan for a year or so because my EE designation was dated prior to the revision that made "anywhere" truly anywhere...and it would have caught up to me in 2006.

I did run in to hassles when I was still consulting but no longer a Fed or Military person with an active CAC card.

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Rick Van Coevering said...

As an '88 Alum of the LLM program I despair how the progressives have hijacked the curricula to their further political goals. Instead of scholarly inquiry and political neutrality, NYU faculty (and the vast majority of academe) are "progressive polemicists" first and scholars by accident.

I do take comfort that the intellectual onanism of the left will doom them in the long run: when you believe that you are a legend in your own mind you inevitably show yourself to be both the fooled and the fool.