John Yoo for Dean? WTF?
Last week, students at Berkeley Law received a series of emails from the Berkeley Law Dean Search Committee announcing four candidate visits to campus in the coming days.
This afternoon students received an email from a "Berkeley Law Dean Search" account inviting them to a last minute (presumably for security reasons) town hall in Booth Auditorium to consider a fifth candidate: our very own Professor John Choon Y*o. The email was formatted similarly to previous emails announcing candidate visits and many students believed it to be real. Boalties...no need to chain yourselves to anything in protest, it is a confirmed hoax. Students who went to Booth found a cake with a picture of Professor Y*o and the initials, "G.C." presumably for Gun Club, and wine bottles labeled John Y*o for Dean. Rest assured, whoever Berkeley Law chooses for Dean, it will continue to be a great and unique law school community, but the odds of it being Professor Y*o don't seem too high. The guy didn't even show up to his own town hall.