My name is Amy Wax. As one of the only openly conservative tenured professors in the Ivy League, I am now threatened with losing my job. Based on my allegedly “offensive” remarks off and on campus, my Dean Ted Ruger, has asked Penn to impose “major sanctions” by stripping me of tenure and my position at Penn Law. A sample of Ruger’s most recent accusations, littered with indignant invective and unsubstantiated and distorted claims, can be found linked to this recent Penn newspaper story. https://www.thedp.com/article/2022/07/amy-wax-penn-law-dean-report-major-sanctions-faculty-senate.
Penn Law Dean Ruger’s latest steps are part of a longstanding campaign at Penn Law School against me based on my stated positions, opinions, and speech, and despite my stellar performance as an award-winning teacher and academic during my decades-long career as a law professor. Penn’s actions represent an unprecedented and deeply destructive threat to the practice and traditions of free expression on campus and the tenure protections afforded to professors who express unpopular views. They are further evidence of the “woke” takeover of our university system, which seeks to stifle and punish dissent and purge our campuses of any deviation from a narrow set of progressive dogmas.
I am committed to fighting Penn’s efforts to banish and punish me. But resisting Penn’s campaign is expensive. So please contribute to my legal defense fund and help me continue to fight on.