Thursday, July 8, 2010

Legal writing prof sues for employment discrimination

According to the ABA Journal blog:

A Duquesne law professor [who teaches LRW as well as torts and family law] is alleging in a lawsuit that the school discriminated against her in the appointment of an interim dean after the school told Donald Guter to resign or be fired.

Vanessa Browne-Barbour, who is black, alleges discrimination on the basis of race and sex, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. She says the Pittsburgh law school failed to consider her for the interim position in December 2008 even though she was associate law dean and more qualified than Ken Gormley, the white man who got the interim position and then the permanent deanship.

The law school denies the allegations, the story says.

You can read more of the ABA Journal's coverage here or the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's coverage, here.

I am the scholarship dude.


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