Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Suit by Conservative Sees Bias in Law School Hiring is an important Jan. 9, 2012 article from the New York Times. It about an 8th Circuit ruling in favor of a law professor who was not hired because her political views. No doubt this was a 1983 action under the First Amendment which would not apply to private universities.
Perhaps this decision will be a wake up call to law schools that they are employers just like everyone else. There ivy league tower's windows can be broken; particularly when law schools practice discrimination. I expect a wave of similar suits, most probably for age discrimination where law schools shun practical experience for no rational reason.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein