Aliza Shatzman on the Joshua Wright Allegations and Law School Culture


The forty first episode (Apple Podcasts hyperlink right here and Spotify hyperlink right here) of “Strangers on the Web” options legal professional and activist Aliza Shatzman.

Within the third a part of my protection of the sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to ex-George Mason College regulation professor and former FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright (half 1 with Prof. Christa Laser is right here and half 2 with Prof. Brandy Wagstaff is right here), I converse with a sufferer of judicial harassment and retaliation who based the Authorized Accountability Challenge.

After graduating from the Washington College Faculty of Legislation in 2019, Aliza started clerking for a decide within the Superior Courtroom of the District of Columbia. After subjecting her to harassment and intercourse discrimination, the decide fired her after which went on to derail her authorized profession by offering false statements throughout her last reference test for a prestigious place as a federal prosecutor in such a way that she misplaced the place.

Aliza and I talk about how little has modified within the twenty years between once I began regulation college–a time of shady “open secrets and techniques” at my very own alma mater and within the judiciary–and in the present day. We discuss in regards to the roots of the tradition of silence and its reinforcement by way of instruments similar to defamation lawsuits, like probably the one presently confronted by two of Josh Wright’s alleged victims, and what true change and principled allyship appear to be.

Notice: In line with a assertion printed within the media by Lindsay McKasson, counsel to Joshua Wright at Binall Legislation Group “all allegations of sexual misconduct are false,” “These false allegations are being made public after unsuccessfully demanding tens of millions of {dollars} behind closed doorways,” and “We stay up for whole vindication in courtroom.” In line with a tweet by Prof. Christa Laser, “I do not recognize that his legal professional falsely suggests we’re all mendacity (1/2 was in writing!) & need $ (this can be a lie–I solely need him gone).”

(Aliza Shatzman)