Professor Robert Goldstein asked students to consider the “burn this bi**h down” remarks made by Michael Brown’s step dad after the announcement of the controversial grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, Fox News reported.
The question on the exam then asked the students to imagine themselves advising the prosecutor on “whether to seek an indictment against” him for inciting violence.
“[As] a recent hire in the office, you are asked to write a memo discussing the relevant First Amendment issues in such a prosecution. Write the memo,” the question read, according to Fox News.
That question resulted in student complaints and online scrutiny. A writer at a popular legal blog wrote that it was “racially insensitive and divisive.”
Because asking law students to consider an actual legal question out in the real world can't be done if it hurts someones' feelings. For any reason, or none.