An Iowa jury has ruled against a Michigan lawyer, Donald Dobkin who claimed the University of Iowa discriminated against him on the basis of age when he didn’t get an interview for a law school faculty job. Dobkin was 55 when he responded to a law school ad in 2008 seeking teachers with experience in administrative law, immigration and other practice areas. Dobkin, a Northwestern law grad, has written several articles on immigration and constitutional law, and has handled more than 7,000 immigration cases.
In similar news, two other hiring suits are pending against the law school (1) an age bias suit filed by Nicholas Spaeth, a former North Dakota attorney general; (2) a political bias suit filed by part-time instructor Teresa Wagner who claims she was rejected for two legal writing positions because of her conservative political beliefs.
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