Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Wax Off

For not entirely disinterested reasons, I'm wary of anything that chips away at tenure protections, but...
The University of Pennsylvania’s law school dean Tuesday announced he would initiate a process that could lead to sanctions against long-time law professor Amy Wax for her racist comments.

In a noon email to the law school community. Dean Ted Ruger said he would invoke a faculty review process, which must occur before any action, major or minor, could be taken. The process spelled out in Penn’s faculty handbook will include convening a faculty hearing board to review charges and sets out detailed procedures that could culminate in sanctions including a letter of reprimand, suspension or termination of employment.