Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Professor Sues His Students :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, and Views and Jobs

A Professor Sues His Students
Richard J. Peltz is suing two students who are involved in the university’s chapter of the Black Law Student Association, the association itself, and another individual who is affiliated with a black lawyers’ group. Peltz charges them with defamation, saying that his comments about affirmative action were used unfairly to accuse him of racism in a way that tarnished his reputation.

Suing students for what they have said about you is rare if not unheard of, but the topic has suddenly come up not only at Little Rock’s law school, but at Dartmouth College. There, a former instructor recently sent several former students e-mail indicating that she was planning a suit.

Peltz is a law prof at the U of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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