Free Pizza For Palestine Is Too Messy For Milbank

February 18, 2016
Above the Law

...The law firm Milbank has made a prestige endowment to Harvard Law School. It’s called the “Milbank Tweed Student Conference Fund” and, as you might expect, it supports student activities at the law school. Recently, Milbank reportedly threatened to pull the endowment because a group called “Justice for Palestine” used some of the Milbank money to sponsor a talk titled “The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack” last fall. The students used the money to buy pizza and, while promoting the event, said, “This event is brought to you by the generous support of Milbank LLP.”

Under ordinary circumstances, that would be the appropriate thing to do. For instance: “Come to the Dealbreaker/ATL Town Maul tonight, sponsored by SoFi.” (I, for the record, still owe Harvard money and therefore can be bought.)

But Harvard Law School’s Justice for Palestine (JFP) group, writing in theHarvard Law Record, claims that Milbank did not take the shout-out in an ordinary way...

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February 22, 2016