University of La Verne
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April 17, 2020
The University of La Verne placed Professor Diane Klein on unpaid leave and initiated proceedings to strip her of tenure and terminate her after another faculty member, Assistant Dean Jendayi Saada, alleged that an offhand, metaphorical comment Klein made — a remark about “assassinating” Saada while Klein’s faculty committee was discussing whether to include in… Read more
Diane Klein sentenced to ‘academic death penalty’ at University of La Verne despite unanimous faculty recommendation to reinstate her. Klein vows lawsuit.
August 13, 2020
The Board of Trustees at University of La Verne told law professor Diane Klein this week that its decision to strip her of tenure is final. In doing so, ULV ignores both the unanimous vote of the university’s Promotion and Tenure Committee to reinstate her and the school’s own policies, which guarantee Klein a meaningful… Read more
May 5, 2020
Last month, FIRE wrote to the University of La Verne asking the university to reject the College of Law Personnel Committee’s recommendation that professor Diane Klein’s tenure be “involuntarily surrendered” (that is, stripped from her). Klein, who has been on the faculty at ULV since 2004, was placed on unpaid leave earlier this year and… Read more
University of La Verne takes steps to terminate tenured law professor Diane Klein for protected expression
April 17, 2020
On April 3, professor Diane Klein received notice that the University of La Verne — the southern California school where she has taught law for over 15 years — was moving to strip her of tenure. Why? Because she made an offhand, metaphorical comment about a colleague after a Faculty Senate committee meeting. FIRE wrote… Read more