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Update: the Perils of Public Speech by Law Students

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On the heels of yesterday’s post Risks and Rewards of Law Student Blogging, WSJ Law Blog’s Amir Efrati reports this morning that Law Firm Rescinds Offer to Ex-AutoAdmit Executive.

The Law Blog has learned that law firm Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge rescinded its job offer to Anthony Ciolli, the 3L at Penn Law who resigned as “Chief Education Director” of AutoAdmit last month. His resigned in the wake of a WaPo expose on how the site in part served as a platform for attacks and defamatory remarks about female law students, among others.

As mind-blowingly infantile as I find 99.9% of the discussion on AutoAdmit.com, I nevertheless find this very disturbing.

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  1. My hopes for a decent law job certainly are out the door now…

    There’s more to this story than meets the eye though. I think the thing that made most people turn on the chappies at AutoAdmit was when they refused to take down some of the threathening stuff on the board and things that clearly crossed the line. Freedom of Speech is a wonderful thing but even ‘The Scalia’ would admit that threats of violence of a physical and sexual nature aren’t something that should be tolerated. Particularly on a site that purports to discuss the law school admissions process.
    It seems Edwards Angell were not satisfied with Ciolli’s disassociation with AutoAdmit but what I am curious about is that Ciolli didn’t really distance himself from the whole ruckus when Edwards Angell gave him what seemed to be a good oppourtunity to do so. If Ciolli is going to be the Lee Harvey Oswald in this entire mess, it is quite clear however that Mr. Cohen of AutoAdmit is the man behind the grassy knoll.

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