Sunday, August 23, 2009
Unsuccessful Law Faculty Applicant Sues Iowa for Age Discrimination
Donald Dobkin, 56, a professor at Central Michigan University and a partner in a Troy Michigan immigration law boutique law firm, has sued the University of Iowa College of Law for age discrimination for refusing to even interview him after he responded to an ad in the AALS placement bulletin seeking a tenured or tenure-track faculty member to teach administrative law and immigration law.
- ABA Journal
- Associated Press
- Des Moines Register
- Legal Profession Blog
- National Law Journal
See also Jeff Lipshaw, Memo to Lawyers: How Not to "Retire and Teach"
I have no idea if this case is meritorious. But Anyone who has applied for either entry-level or lateral jobs over the age of 45 can tell you this is not an idle issue. I suspect we will be hearing more about this.
Posted by: mike livingston | Aug 24, 2009 5:09:32 AM