It’s official. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School as a distinguished visiting professor. According to GMU’s student newspaper, Fourth Estate, Kavanaugh signed a three-year contract. It ends on June 24, 2022. So far, he is only teaching one class. That is a study abroad class in England titled “Creation of the Constitution.”
We blogged about left-leaning law schools earlier this month. There is a lesson in Kavanaugh’s new teaching gig that ties back to that blog. We fear it may go overlooked by many. Quite simply, Kavanaugh was teaching at Harvard Law School. We don’t want to question his intellect or teaching ability. However, we’re fairly confident HLS hired him because they saw he had SCOTUS potential. You may recall this past fall HLS terminated his employment. Furthermore, this occurred before his confirmation hearings.
It’s not uncommon for judges to hire clerks they have taught. Imagine if Kavanaugh hires a clerk (or more than one) from Scalia. Those hires would likely come at the direct expense of Kavanaugh’s former employer, the left-leaning Harvard Law School. Let this sink in. This could be a major coup for George Mason Scalia. Consequently, George Mason’s gain would be Harvard’s loss.