Listed As “Woman of Color In Legal Academia”

Michael Patrick Leahy, writing at Breitbart.com,[1] located an article in the Spring 1993 issue of the student-run Harvard Women’s Law Journal,[2] when Warren was a visiting professor at Harvard Law, in which Warren was on the list of ”Women of Color in Legal Academia.”

The Journal used the 1991-1992 AALS directory list of Minority Law Teachers — on which Warren’s name appeared as we now know[3] based on her claiming Native American status – as a starting point, then gathered other information from other sources, and then sent out confirmation letters.[4]

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The bio was current as of 1993, listing Warren as being a visitor at Harvard, so it was not just stale information pulled from the 1991-1992 AALS directory.[5]

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Leahy also spoke with Charles W. Mooney, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 1986,who confirmed that Warren “mentioned that she had Native American heritage. She didn’t keep that a secret, but I don’t remember any particular context where she raised it.”[6]

Warren stated that she never used her alleged Native American status when applying for jobs.[7] It was, however, common knowledge among her law school peers, particularly by the time she was under consideration by Harvard. Even the students at the Harvard Women’s Law Journal in 1993 — right at the time[8] Warren was under consideration for a permanent position – knew to list Warren as a “woman of color.”

References

  1. ^ Michael Patrick Leahy, Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Listed as 'Woman of Color' by Harvard Journal in 1993Breitbart.com, May 25, 2012
  2. ^ William A. Jacobson, Elizabeth Warren listed as “woman of color” in Harvard student journal in 1993Legal Insurrection, Oct. 4, 2012
  3. ^ William A. Jacobson, Confirmed - Elizabeth Warren knowingly self-identified as Native American on law association formsLegal Insurrection, Apr. 30, 2012
  4. ^ William A. Jacobson, Elizabeth Warren listed as woman of color in Harvard student journal in 1993Legal Insurrection, May 25, 2012
  5. ^ William A. Jacobson, Elizabeth Warren listed as woman of color in Harvard student journal in 1993Legal Insurrection, May 25, 2012
  6. ^ Michael Patrick Leahy, Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren Listed as 'Woman of Color' by Harvard Journal in 1993Breitbart.com, May 25, 2012
  7. ^ William A. Jacobson, Confirmed - Elizabeth Warren knowingly self-identified as Native American on law association formsLegal Insurrection, Apr. 30, 2012
  8. ^ Evan J. Eason, Law School Will Hire Woman ProfThe Harvard Crimson, Feb. 6, 1993
Last Updated: January 30th, 2013