Harvard Law School has announced that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not return to teach in January.
The announcement was made in an email from administrators to law students on Monday.
The email from an associate dean said, "Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered."
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A Harvard Law School spokeswoman confirmed Kavanaugh's decision to The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Kavanaugh was scheduled to teach a three-week course called The Supreme Court Since 2005. He has taught at the law school for about a decade.
The move came after allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh prompted protests on campus and a letter signed by hundreds of alumni. The letter partially stated the accusations, "seriously call into question his character and morality and should disqualify him from a lifetime appointment as a Supreme Court Justice. They likewise should disqualify him from any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS."
Harvard Law alum Jessica Corsi helped draft the letter to administrators.
"I wanted to use my voice as an alumni. We don't believe Judge Kavanaugh should retain the privilege of shaping the legal minds that come through Harvard Law School," said Corsi.
At the law school, it was a lesson about strength in numbers, especially to sex assault survivors.
"The school administration did not speak for a long time and has not really issued a full statement and they characterized the issue as a 'personnel issue' but I think for a lot of us, it's very personal and I think the silence was deafening," said Harvard Law student Vail Kohnert-Yount.
The FBI has reopened a background investigation to examine the allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to when he was in high school and college.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
Harvard Law School has not yet responded to NBC10 Boston's request for comment.