“This was a violation of policy and a breach of student trust,” Hall said Friday from a judicial clerkship conference at Pepperdine University in California.
“We found it important to mobilize.” When Hall showed Penn Law alumna Ayana Lewis the video, Lewis said she thought, “Enough is enough.” “No one else should have to be forced to sit and learn from someone who has devalued, disrespected, and lied about them,” said Lewis, who took Wax’s first-year civil procedure course in 2009.
From Accra, Ghana, where Penn Law students were volunteering at a nonprofit law firm; to Tokyo, where they were learning about judicial review in Japan; to Israel, where students were meeting with officials to study the region’s conflict. But members of Penn’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) had other matters on their minds.
They sent hundreds of messages on the chat app Group Me to discuss what they’d do about the video that BLSA president Nick Hall had found and shared with members shortly before break began.
We started chatting but never had a proper conversation, both logged in at different times. We were the same faith so I said to myself, what the heck and liked him back.
One day he sent me a message and gave me his mobile number. He flew from Yogjakarta and reached Malaysia on March 1st.
Since then we have been communicating via Whats App.
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