Eric Rakowski Criticizes Daily Cal Editorial on Professor Yoo

The Daily Californian, May 26, 2009 by Eric Rakowski

The Daily Cal’s editors seem to be recommending a prolonged leave with pay for Professor Yoo…. But how could the campus justify spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in this way, especially in lean times? Professor Yoo’s teaching and service have always been above reproach. His advanced civil procedure course for fall 2009 is currently oversubscribed, with 123 students enrolled and more on the wait list. It is doubtful that the Law School could find an equally able instructor to replace him this late in the planning cycle, and hiring a visitor, even if possible, would be quite costly.