ERIC Number: EJ844802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Litigating Grades: A Cautionary Tale
Lewis, Lionel S.
Academic Questions, v19 n1 p48-58 Dec 2005
This account of an academic lawsuit qualifies as a horror story. A mediocre minority student abuses civil rights and ADA protections to win a massive monetary award against his school on the flimsiest of evidence. Jaded lawyers for the state university represent powerless faculty defendants in court, torpidly allowing the jury to throw 50 years of judicial precedent on academic freedom out the window. An impulse for diversity colors the whole proceeding. That everyone is so inured to the travesty offends Lionel S. Lewis.
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Court Litigation, College Faculty, State Universities, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Graduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Bakke v Regents of University of California; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al