Boston College Law School Won't Honor Mukasey

Boston College Law School will not award its highest honor to US Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey at its May commencement amid sharp criticism from some students, faculty, and alumni over his invitation as graduation speaker.

Law School Dean John Garvey announced the move today at a forum with graduating students to discuss Mukasey's selection after weeks of intense debate on campus over Mukasey's invitation. The move, which some alumni and students saw as a compromise to appease critics of his selection as speaker, reflects broad discontent with Mukasey's controversial refusal to declare that a prison-interrogation technique know as waterboarding constitutes torture.