Texas Justices Dubious Over Ex-1L's Claims In Cheating Suit

Law360 (December 1, 2020, 9:06 PM EST) -- Texas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday questioned the viability of a former first-year law student's claim that Texas Southern University's failure to thoroughly investigate a cheating scandal impacted his grade-point average and resulted in his dismissal, with one justice describing the case as "black and white."

The high court seemed unconvinced during Zoom oral arguments that Ivan Villarreal's lawsuit against Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law should survive the school's jurisdictional challenge. Villarreal claims the school violated due process under the Texas Constitution by dismissing him based on his 1.97 GPA, which was below the school's required 2.0 GPA....

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