It’s heartening to see these students fighting back against such hatred.

Samantha Watkins of the College Fix reports.

Law students combat anti-Semitic incidents at Emory with legal help and advocacy

Following a string of anti-Semitic acts on campus, Emory University law students last month formed a campus chapter of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, which defends Jewish college students.

Swastikas were put on Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library in September, and on the walls of Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, a month later, the center said in a press release. Racial slurs were also yelled at Alpha Epsilon Pi members during an intramural football game in October.

The action at Emory come as campuses across the country deal with an apparent rise in threats against Jewish students.

Human rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke last week at the Boston premiere of a new film that chronicles anti-Semitism on campus, Breitbart reported.

Referring to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which seeks to isolate Israel from American universities, Ali told the audience that the movement wants to “bully, deceive, and sabotage the only society that is free in the Middle East” rather than governments like Saudi Arabia or movements such as the self-described Islamic State.

The Brandeis Center started helping law students create chapters last year after anti-Israel movements took off at law schools. Campus chapters will investigate alleged anti-Semitic incidents and provide pro bono legal research and advocacy services to targets of discrimination, as well as file legal complaints.

Law students will also work with university administrators on policies to protect Jewish students.

The center is now “working on recruiting more chapters and putting on educational and training programs about civil rights, human rights and Israel,” Kenneth Marcus, the president of the center, told The College Fix.

Emory’s chapter joined about a dozen others, including UCLA, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia and Loyola University-Chicago.