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Friday, April 20, 2012

Buffalo Law Dean Sued by Fired Professor

Former SUNY Buffalo Law Professor Jeffrey Malkan is suing the school's dean, Dean Makau W. Mutua, on the grounds that he fired Malkan illegally in 2008.  Malkan, the former director of UB's legal research and writing program, argues that the school didn't follow proper process in dismissing him.  Among other things, he argues that he was entitled to faculty review of the decision.  Mutua argues that the firing was legitimate because it resulted from the shutdown of the school's entire legal writing program.  The program was replaced by something called a "skills" program. More details here.

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