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Over the objection of many pro-Israel groups and individuals, former president Jimmy Carter will receive award at Cardozo School of Law
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5 COMMENTS

  1. This article is factually inaccurate. Cardozo Law School is not the entity who has invited Carter. The decision was made completely independently by law students on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. Whether you agree with Carter’s views or not, and whether you agree with the decision by the students to honor Carter, it should be clarified that neither the Cardozo nor Yeshiva administration have played any role in this decision except to support the students in their choice, because that is what an honorable administration does, indeed honorable people should do. The students’ choice is an exercise of their own free thought and speech. “True justice” demands that this choice be respected and that such speech, agreeable or not, not be stifled.

    As a side note, it should be pointed out that Cardozo Law School, despite being a part of the Yeshiva University system, is a secular law school and many decisions are made on this secular basis, not the on the basis of what the Bible indicates.

  2. @Eva – Students should rebel how? And I take offense to you’re calling these law students “stupid” merely because they are taking a disagreeable action.

    – A Cardozo Law Student

  3. Are students merely the products of their current educational institution? Are they not allowed to have / assumed not to have prior knowledge from prior experiences and learning institutions. Cardozo has provided me great knowledge of the law but my knowledge of the world has come independently, in part by my non-YU affiliated undergraduate education.

    You assume that Cardozo students are zombies acting on behalf of the School, doing the bidding of its administrators and that is the most inaccurate, self-serving and preposterous statement one can make about other humans: that they cannot think for themselves.

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