Tenured Prof Who Lost Job In Merger Appeals To High Court

Law360, New York (November 17, 2017, 8:11 PM EST) -- A former tenured professor of the University of Texas has asked the Supreme Court to revive his case against the university, saying the decision to void his tenure and not hire him on after the university merged with another violated his constitutional rights.

Alexander Edionwe, who was working for the University of Texas-Pan American at the time that it merged with the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2015, told the court that under the terms of his employment agreement, his tenure was a protected property interest and that his case should never have been dismissed.

The district court, he said,...

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