Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Last week, Alice Stewart
, Director of the Low-Income Tax Practicum at Duquesne, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit
against the law school alleging that she was the victim of sexual harassment and retaliation by Dean Kenneth Gormley
). Among the allegations are that the Dean interfered with her obtaining a low income tax clinic grant from the IRS and improperly changed her title from "Clinical Professor of Law” to "Director of the Low-Income Tax Practicum” The law school also faces two other discrimination suits by faculty members: (1) Vanessa Browne-Barbour
claims she was denied consideration for the interim deanship on racial and gender grounds; and (2) Kellen McClendon
claims he was denied consideration for the deanship on racial grounds.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage of troubles at Duquesne: