Sunday, May 12, 2019
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean - The New York Times
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean - The New York Times: Students in Winthrop House had called for the resignation of Robert S. Sullivan Jr., a law professor. He and his wife were the first African-American faculty deans in Harvard’s history.
This decision is troubling. Robert Sullivan is a hero lawyer, in my opinion. Closest to home for me was his role in designing and overseeing the late Brooklyn D.A. Kenneth Thompson's Conviction Review program which scrutinized convictions to find those unjustly jailed.
The decision he made to become part of the now notorious Hollywod producer's defense team provoked bitter criticism among many students. In my opinion Harvard College should have stood by Sullivan and his wife - as the law school did. - gwc