Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Misery Loves Company

Apparently, the kids over at UCLA law didn't learn anything from our recent scandal. Who Owns the Fox has the dirt on UCLA's racist mock-trial competition.

http://uclaw.blogspot.com/2006/10/deja-vu.html

(Note: for now, I'll leave comments on, but that is so you can talk about THEM and THIS INCIDENT not what occured last week at UT.)

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4 Comments:

At 5:42 PM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Ex.Coll.Blog said...

FWIW, I think the UCLA situation was much, much worse.

 
At 7:01 PM, October 18, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm confused as to what happened at UCLA, but at this point i'm just tired of dealing with it. not that it's unimportant, but it didn't seem all the *shocking* even at the start.

i wonder if this (the UCLA incident, whatever it was) would have gotten any press or been considered an issue by the dean absent what happened here?

 
At 7:05 PM, October 18, 2006, Blogger Ex.Coll.Blog said...

I don't know about press, but the students were already approaching the dean before the UT incident made any headlines. Of course the lack of headlines doesn’t mean they weren't aware of what happened here

 
At 10:35 PM, October 18, 2006, Blogger The Fox said...

What happened was that Moot Court's fall problem involved a hypo involving Mexicans, and used some racial stereotypes. (I haven't seen the original, but that is what I gather). You can see the revised problem at http://www.law.ucla.edu/moot.

The severity of the situation (worse/not worse than UT) depends on the role you view Moot Court...whether you think it represents the school as a whole or just simply the opinions of the editorial board who drafted it.

I personally think that this was not a big issue originally and got bigger only after the dean sent an email to the entire school telling us about it.

As far as I know, this has not gotten any LA press.

 

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