At least one leftist law student has reaped the consequences of espousing radical and dangerous ideology in response to the barbaric attacks by Hamas terrorists against Israel this past weekend. National Review reported:
Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn LLP rescinded a law student’s offer of employment, after the student said that Hamas’s slaughter of innocent Israeli children was “necessary.”
As president of New York University’s School of Law Bar Association, Ryna Workman emailed a weekly newsletter to students professing her “unwavering and absolute solidarity with Palestinians in their resistance against oppression toward liberation and self-determination.”
“Israel bears full responsibility for this tremendous loss of life,” the non-binary, 24-year old NYU student said. “This regime of state-sanctioned violence created the conditions that made resistance necessary. I will not condemn Palestinian resistance.”
Workman's astonishing statement can be read in its entirety here:
Winston & Strawn's decisive action to rescind Workman's offer is a welcome change of pace from Big Law's tendency to ignore or even cheer on the radical ideologies of its employees.
Reporting from the New York Post added that there is now an effort by Student Bar Association (SBA) members to oust Workman from her position, and her statement has been condemned by University officials:
The SBA board moved to remove Workman, who identifies as non-binary, as president, a process that will require two hearings later this month, according to the statement, which claimed students were being doxxed, harassed and threatened with death after the posting was made.
Meanwhile the prestigious Greenwich Village law school released a statement. . .
"NYU Law unequivocally condemns the recent terrorist acts and the atrocities perpetrated by Hamas in Israel. The murder and kidnapping of civilians, and the use of sexual violence and the separation and torture of children, are all abominable and atrocious,” the statement read.
“We want to say, loud and clear, to our community: Any statement that does not recognize this brutality does not reflect the values of NYU Law.”
New York University itself disavowed Workman’s message Tuesday and noted that the “indiscriminate killing of civilians and hostage-taking, including children and the elderly, is reprehensible.”
Unfortunately, Workman's support for terrorists is not isolated in academia. Student groups across the country have expressed support for Hamas' actions.
THREAD: I will document every insane campus reaction to Palestinian terrorists butchering innocent Israelis here— Matthew Foldi (@MatthewFoldi) October 10, 2023
Please send me as you see them
Here, “Students” for “Justice” in “Palestine” at @GeorgeMasonU will honor the terrorist “martyrs”
Among the many students listed here, some examples:— John Hasson (@SonofHas) October 10, 2023
-Editor in Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal
-Two law clerks for the Supreme Court of Pakistan
-Two students who interned at organizations either currently or previously funded by George Soros
The legal profession must stand against this dangerous rhetoric.