Harvard BLSA Statement on the Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
September 6, 2018
To Whom It May Concern,
The Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA) has not taken any position with respect to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.
Harvard BLSA was recently mentioned during Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. During questioning, Judge Brett Kavanaugh openly discussed how he supported BLSA, referencing an event during which he “encouraged” and “mentored” BLSA members to apply for clerkships–there is a signed letter by both current and former BLSA members as a testament to this exchange.
Harvard BLSA neither supports nor endorses Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. As expressed in the letter, the Harvard BLSA members who signed the aforementioned statement did so in their “individual capacity”, and not as representatives of BLSA. The vast majority of these individuals who signed the letter, moreover, have already graduated from Harvard Law School and are no longer active members of Harvard BLSA.
For the time being, we will not be accepting questions related to this matter.
Harvard Black Law Students Association