HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, LEGAL EDUCATION EDITION: ABA Censures Texas Southern Law School Following Gender Discrimination Complaint By Associate Dean.
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law was publicly censured and must pay $15,000 for not complying with an American Bar Association standard that prohibits schools from discriminating against faculty members. . . .
James Douglas, interim dean of Thurgood Marshall Law, denied that there is sex discrimination or sexual harassment happening at the school.
“There were people who said, ‘I think that there is sexual discrimination in the law school.’ But no one has been able to find that to be a fact. The allegation and what the ABA is critical of is that that is what some of the females believe, and because some of the females believe it, we have an obligation to deal with it,” Douglas said. “They did not find that there was any truthfulness to the allegation, just the fact that the allegations existed and we didn’t respond in a manner they though the law school should have responded.”
Sorry, fella. Once there’s a complaint of sex discrimination, you’re presumed guilty.