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A Yale Professor Reportedly Said Brett Kavanaugh’s Law Clerks Usually ‘Looked Like Models’ & It’s Pretty Creepy

A pair of Yale University law professors has reportedly been advising female law students for years to focus on their ‘appearances’ when applying to clerk for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, according to Slate and The Guardian.

These reports come in light of the sexual assault accusation against Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges he assaulted her in high school. Dr. Ford has agreed to testify next week under fair negotiations, according to The New York Times.

Professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, both vocal supporters of Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations, reportedly informed female law students that it was ‘no accident’ Kavanaugh’s clerks looked like ‘models.’

Both Chua and Rubenfeld, who are married, encouraged young female law students to look traditionally attractive when interviewing for a clerkship with Kavanaugh. Chua, known for her book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” is regarded at Yale Law School as an essential asset to securing vital clerkships.

According to Slate, students often took Chua up on her advice—with one student reporting that Chua requested photos of her interview outfit. Another student claimed she was so uncomfortable with the process that she decided not to pursue the Kavanaugh clerkship.

Chua’s husband Rubenfeld, another Yale law professor, also told female students that Kavanaugh liked clerks with a “certain look.”

Rubenfeld is currently the focus of an internal investigation at Yale Law School regarding accusations of ‘harassment’ and ‘inappropriate conduct’. He has denied the allegations.

Chua and Rubenfeld continue to support Kavanaugh throughout the investigation. The confirmation vote on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has been delayed as Dr. Ford has agreed to testify in front of the Senate Panel next week, pending FBI involvement.

Maddie is a senior majoring in journalism and public relations in the College of Communication at Boston University. Hailing from suburban Philadelphia, Maddie is incredibly happy to be back in Boston for her fourth year. This year, she's looking forward to spending all of her money on brunch, downing lots of coffee, and of course, writing and editing at Her Campus. Outside of Her Campus, Maddie is involved with her sorority and exploring all of Boston.
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