Paul L. Caron

Friday, November 12, 2010

NLJ: Faculty Discrimination Lawsuits Pile Up at Duquesne Law School

Duquesne National Law Journal, Duquesne Hit With Third Bias Claim in 2010:

The discrimination lawsuits filed by faculty at Duquesne University School of Law are piling up.

Associate law professor Kellen McClendon filed a discrimination suit against the university and several top administrators in October in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, claiming he was unfairly denied an opportunity to be interviewed for the law school's soon-to-be-open dean position in 2004 because he is black. It was the third discrimination suit lodged against the university in connection with the law school in 2010. ...

In June, former associate dean Vanessa Browne-Barbour sued the law school claiming that officials discriminated against her based on her race and gender when she was not considered for the interim dean position that opened when former Dean Donald Guter was removed by the university in 2008. She resigned in early 2009.

The following month, former clinical law teacher Alice Stewart filed a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit claiming that current Duquesne Dean Ken Gormley reduced her pay, demoted her and moved her to an office outside the law school building in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment claim against him in 2006.

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