February 28, 2012
Iowa Prevails in First of Three Faculty Hiring Discrimination Lawsuits
The University of Iowa College of Law has prevailed in the first of three faculty hiring discrimination lawsuits: a jury last week found that the law school had not unlawfully discriminated against Donald Dobkin (age 55), a professor at Central Michigan University and a partner in a Troy Michigan immigration law boutique law firm, in declining to interview him for a tenure-track position teaching administrative law and immigration law.
The other two faculty hiring lawsuits are:
- Nicholas Spaeth (age 61), former North Dakota Attorney General and visiting professor at University of Missouri School of Law, claims that Iowa (and five other law schools) for refused to interview him for a tenure-track position because of his age.
- Teresa Wagner, Associate Director of Iowa's Writing Resource Center, claims that she was twice rejected for a legal writing faculty position because of her conservative political views.
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