It is not my position that for every #MeToo event held at law schools, there should be a responding Anti-#MeToo, but I am advocating for a balance. I do not recall personal attacks on students voicing dissenting opinions in class or protests being staged when I attended law school….
The reason we have a legal system and not a mob is to deal with offensive incidents through a process other than reaching for the pitchforks. Without a balanced playing field, the rights of those accused are whittled away along with due process. To assume that someone is telling the truth is to bypass the checks and balances at the expense of the fundamental rights and freedoms of the accused.
Originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily on Tuesday, March 13, 2018