The Tiger Dad — Yale Law School Professor Jed Rubenfeld — has spoken out on a Wall Street Journal blog.

He defended his wife, Amy Chua, the Yale Law School professor whose recent book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” has sparked much media controversy.

“Amy Chua is a great mom,” he said, noting that he does not like talking about his family in public. “Her daughters love her and whatever you might have read or heard, both Sophia and Lulu, my daughters, as anybody who knows them will tell you, are strong, confident girls who are doing great. That’s what’s important to me.”

He spent most of his interview talking about his own academic interests, including his most recent novel “The Death Instinct,” which is based on the story of the 1920 Wall Street bombing that killed 38 people.