It’s become a cottage industry among left-wing legal advocacy groups to try to raise suspicions about the programs of George Mason University’s Law and Economics Center, which invites judges to educational seminars of various kinds. (See this story from the Washington Post in May, for instance.)
In today’s Roanoke Times, Charles J. Goetz, recently retired from the University of Virginia law school, ably defends the GMU program, in which he participated for years. “[I]t is just plain laughable to picture judges as being gulled by a platoon of academics,” Goetz writes. The whole article is worth reading.