Paul L. Caron

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Unsuccessful Law Faculty Applicant Sues Baltimore for Age Discrimination

Dobkin Donald Dobkin, 56, a professor at Central Michigan University and a partner in a Troy Michigan immigration law boutique law firm, has sued his second law school in two years for age discrimination for refusing to interview him for a teaching position:  National Law Journal, Job Applicant Accuses University of Baltimore School of Law of Discrimination:

An immigration attorney from Michigan on Tuesday filed an age and gender discrimination lawsuit against the University of Baltimore School of Law — the second time in as many years that he has sued a U.S. law school for discrimination.

Donald Dobkin, an associate faculty member at the College of Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University, claimed age and gender discrimination because he was not interviewed for a position at Baltimore for which he had applied. The school later hired a younger woman for the position, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Dobkin sued the University of Iowa College of Law in 2009 for age discrimination after he was not granted a job interview for a teaching position — he was 55 at the time. That case was dismissed in December of 2009 after a federal judge ruled that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa lacked jurisdiction. Dobkin has refiled suit in Iowa state court, and a trial date was set for August 2011.

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