Law Students

Lawsuit over Ability to Fire Tenured Professors Dropped
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

William Mitchell School of Law

Summary: Two William Mitchell College of Law professors filed a lawsuit on the school for a breach of contract when the school considered changing the tenure code. The lawsuit has now been dropped.

William Mitchell College of Law in St Paul, Minnesota is merging with another St Paul law school, Hamline University School of Law. In efforts to reduce faculty, two professors of William Mitchell claimed that their school was trying to change its tenure code.

  
What
Where


Currently the code only allows the removal of tenured faculty for failing or refusing to do their job, or if the school is in financial crisis. The professors, John Radsan and Carl Moy say the school wanted to have the ability to dismiss tenured faculty without a reason. The lawsuit claimed that this effort was a breach of contract.

Radsan and Moy dropped their lawsuit and the order for dismissal was signed Thursday by a Ramsey County District Judge. The lawsuit was voluntarily dropped after the school reassured the professors that they would not be seeking to change the tenure code. Radsan and Moy felt that the lawsuit served its purpose and that was enough. No monetary value was needed. The lawsuit also claimed that the schools president and dean, Eric Janus, and associate dean, Mary Pat Byrn, were planning on firing faculty based on loyalty to them.

The school has shot back a response that Radsan and Moy have a track record of performance problems that made them unsure about the security of their jobs. The school states that they have the right to amend the tenure code and does not guarantee that it won’t amend it at a future date.

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!!




Mitchell and Hamline are merging due to the decrease in student enrollment.

Do you think the school should be able to change the parts of the tenure code that allows them to be released without reason? Tell us in the comments below the article.



Source: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202726789392/Profs-Call-Off-Tenure-Suit-Against-William-Mitchell-Law/

Photo: eduseek.com



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Business Litigation Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Monica

Santa Monica office of our client seeks business litigation attorney with 1-3 years of experience. T...

Apply Now

Intellectual Property Litigation / Enforcement Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks intellectual property litigation / enforcement associate at...

Apply Now

Corporate Attorney

USA-CA-Menlo Park

Menlo Park office of sophisticated boutique firm is seeking a corporate attorney with experience in ...

Apply Now

Mid-level Computer Science Patent Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks mid-level patent attorney with 3-5 years of intellectual pr...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-OK-Oklahoma City

Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker, LLP, a national law firm with offices in Washington D.C., Portland, Okla...

Apply now

Oil and Gas Attorney – Houston or The Woodlands

USA-TX-Houston

Position requirements: JD with a strong academic record Must be licensed to practice law in th...

Apply now

PARALEGAL

USA-AZ-Tucson

Paralegal preferably with experience in Workers\' Compensation and other Civil Litigation.  Job...

Apply now

Litigation Secretary

USA-CA-Los Angeles

$25 - $30 an hour Part-time Downtown Los Angeles law firm with offices in San Diego and West P...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top