Law Students

University of Denver Professor Files Lilly Ledbetter Case Against Law School
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

University of Denver professor Lucy Marsh has charged the Sturm College of Law with violating federal law by paying her less because of her gender. She has filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A spokeswoman from Denver University commented, “we do not discuss active complaints, nor do we discuss confidential personnel information.”

This marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, aimed at making sure that gender bias doesn’t result in wage discrimination, paying women less than a man in a similar job. According to the EEOC, in 2012 women earned only 77 percent of what their male counterparts earned, and “at the current rate of progression, the gender wage gap will not close until 2057.”

  
What
Where


The Tuesday filing describes a very sharp income gap and inequality between male and female full-time professors at Sturm College. Professor Marsh believes that the female professors at the law school were discriminated against because of their gender. They were paid less than men while performing equal work. Professor Marsh was shocked to see the situation was getting worse. She felt that the institution understood their behavior, had a chance to correct it, but instead added more fuel to the fire.

Professor Lucy Marsh is the daughter of Thompson Marsh, a respected DU law school professor. She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Professionally she has worked for Dale Tooley at the Denver District Attorney’s office 1976-79 and served on the Colorado Real Estate Commission from 1977-82, where she was appointed by former Gov. Richard Lamm. She has received professional honors from “The Colorado Lawyer” and the Denver Bar Association, and in 2010 she won the “Excellence in Teaching” award at the University of Denver’s annual Law Stars fundraiser, according to the Denver Post.

Professor Marsh seems prepared for the long fight. “You are taking a risk with something like this,” she said. “They will try to point out everything I have ever done wrong. I think they will come up empty-handed. But I was a litigator once, and I know they try to tear people apart.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a mid-level litigation attorney with experience taking/defending dep...

Apply Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office is seeking a support attorney with some experience/familiarity with a litigatio...

Apply Now

Patent Prosecution Attorney

USA-MI-Northville

Northville office of our client seeks patent prosecution attorney with 5 years of experience. The ca...

Apply Now

Attorney

USA-WV-Wheeling

Wheeling office of our client seeks attorney preferably with 1-3 years of WV litigation experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney - Insurance Defense

USA-GA-Atlanta

Downtown litigation law firm seeks associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in insurance defense, i...

Apply now

Legal Secretary-Cannabis Law Firm

USA-MI-Lansing

Vora, PLLC. Is accepting applications for a Legal Secretary or Paralegal. We are a cannabis law firm...

Apply now

Paralegal- Cannabis Law Firm

USA-MI-Lansing

Vora, PLLC. Is accepting applications for a Paralegal or Legal Secretary. We are a cannabis law...

Apply now

Legal Administrative Assistant

USA-CA-Sacramento

Under the general direction of the supervising attorney(s) and according to established Firm policie...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top