"The law school assigned a tenured faculty member a normal and contractually permitted set of courses to teach. The faculty member refused to teach them for reasons she deemed proper, but that the law school did not. ... Indeed, it would lead to academic chaos if tenured faculty could, with impunity, refuse a lawfully and contractually permitted teaching assignment of the institution."
Branham, an associate dean, sued in 2007 after she was fired without a tenure hearing. The law school said no hearing was necessary because she "effectively abandoned her job" by refusing to teach assigned courses and moved to Illinois, where she took another job.
She claimed the school inflicted emotional distress and violated state and federal laws to protect the disabled.
I want to join this gravy train. Being disabled comes up often when dealing with Cooley. Can I claim a disability and sue Cooley? Well, she lost.
Someone emailed me once and asked me if she would be wise in asking for a refund. I told her to go ahead... why the hell not? Well, maybe it was my advice prompted this story. A Boston College law student asked for a refund, via anonymous letter on an on-line publication:
The student offered to leave law school without a degree at the end of the semester in exchange for a full tuition refund — a move the erstwhile aspiring attorney says would help BC’s US News ranking because it wouldn’t have to report another graduate’s state of unemployment.There's something in it for them. I guess they don't think so or they might have been open to the idea. We all know that they lie about their stats anyway:
The law school said in a statement yesterday it is “deeply concerned” about its students’ job prospects but no institution of higher education can guarantee a job after graduation. “What we can do is provide the best education possible, and work together to provide as many career opportunities as possible,” the statement said.I wish we could work our education like a real estate deal. I would like to put our tuition in escrow and it would be released to our alma mater upon landing a viable job and keeping it for over 3 years. Ha. The money would be in escrow forever! IOLTA funds would soar. Dream a little dream.