A Chat Site for Law Students Draws Fire for Allowing Personal Attacks

from Wired Campus:

A law-students’ chat site whose operators have refused to remove derogatory, sexist, and racist postings about individual students has sparked a furor and prompted public rebukes by two law-school deans — one from the school where a co-founder of the site is currently enrolled, and the other from a school in which students have been personally targeted.

The Internet discussion board for current and prospective law students is one of several boards hosted by AutoAdmit, which was co-founded by Anthony Ciolli, a third-year law student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Jarret Cohen, a 23-year-old insurance salesman. It bills itself as “the most prestigious law-school discussion board in the world.” But it also contains postings that degrade individual students, with offensive comments that include sexual references and racist jabs.

For more on the controversial chat site, read the full story from The Chronicle.