Law schools roundup

by Walter Olson on November 28, 2012

  • Conservative-turned-away case: “Jurors say they saw hiring bias at U. of Iowa” [Des Moines Register, Caron, Adler/Volokh] Wagner will seek retrial [Daily Iowan]
  • David Lat on the GMU Law conference on law school and lawyer markets [Above the Law, earlier]
  • ABA accreditors defend, but tinker with, standards for minimum law school libraries [Caron]
  • “Comparative notes on German legal education” [Darryl Brown, Prawfs]
  • Spinoff of Miller-Jenkins case: Janet Jenkins sues Liberty U. School of Law charging assistance to custody-nappers, dean calls suit frivolous [ABA Journal]
  • “Law Schools Now 5-0 in Placement Data Fraud Lawsuits by Alums” [Caron] Charles E. Rounds, Jr. reviews Brian Tamanaha book [Pope Center]
  • Does Peoria, Ill. need a new law school? Surely you jest [Campos]

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1 William Nuesslein 11.28.12 at 2:31 am

The Teresa Wagner case in item 1 above is interesting.

A town in Florida passed a resolution warning its citizens that cell phones may cause cancer. A citizen in the town used a cell phone and came down with cancer.

Ms. Wagner held conservative views and was denied tenure.

It is my understanding that getting tenure is not a slam dunk. So how could one prove that Ms. Wagner would have received tenure if she had just kept her political views to herself?

My view is that anti-abortion activity reflects religious extremism and is no more a political philosophy than flagrant antisemitism. But I would vote for tenure for Ms. Wagner if she did not press her extreme opinions on her students and she was otherwise qualified. I doubt that any jury could answer the “if otherwise qualified”.

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