Northwestern Law School Sued for Hiring Bias

Citing the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down affirmative action, a conservative group filed a lawsuit against Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law on Tuesday, accusing it of illegally discriminating against white men in faculty hiring.

The suit claims that Northwestern’s efforts to increase the number of women and people of color on the law school faculty amount to illegal discrimination under the precedent set by the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill cases. Of the last 21 positions filled at Pritzker, the suit says, three went to white men.

“For decades, left-wing faculty and administrators have been thumbing their noses at federal anti-discrimination statutes … by hiring women and racial minorities with mediocre and undistinguished records over white men who have better credentials, better scholarship, and better teaching ability,” the suit claims.

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