We are pleased to report that D.C. Superior Court Judge Michael Rankin issued an excellent opinion on Friday, August 18, 2017, in which he denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment in a case against American University.  Our client, Dr. Loubna Skalli Hanna, is a Middle Eastern scholar whose work focuses on […]

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Inside Higher Ed, an online publication focusing on college and university topics, published an article this week about Bernabei & Kabat client, Carolyn Brown. Ms. Brown was denied tenure at American University over slightly lower than average teaching evaluations from her most rigorous courses.

The article focuses on Ms. Brown’s tenure denial and points to […]

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American University’s student-led newspaper, The Eagle, reports that Carolyn Brown, an assistant professor in AU’s School of Communication, is appealing Provost Scott Bass’s decision to deny her tenure.  In her appeal, Professor Brown asserts that she was unfairly denied tenure in retaliation for her activism on race and gender issues on AU’s campus, and for […]

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We are pleased to report that the D.C. Superior Court Judge John Mott recently denied the defendant’s summary judgement motion in an employment discrimination case brought against American University.  Lynne Bernabei, Christopher Sousa, and Kristen Sinisi took the lead in representing Ms. Ivancin, although nearly all of our attorneys and law clerks have pitched in […]

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Inside Higher Education recently wrote about two of our clients, both of whom were recently denied tenure at American University. Even though they were both recommended for tenure by their departments, at the school and university level, and by the outside evaluators, the provost unilaterally rejected their tenure applications, incorrectly claiming their […]

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Bernabei & Wachtel represents an American University professor who was denied tenure in May of 2012. Maria Ivancin is suing for age discrimination after teaching in the School of Communication’s Department of Public Communication for 10 years.

Despite significant support from other influential members of American University, Provost Scott Bass claimed she failed to […]

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Inside Higher Ed recently reported on the tenure denial case brought by Maria Ivancin, a client of our firm. Ms. Ivancin, who had extensive professional and practical experience in the communications field, and positive reviews in her work while on the tenure track, was approved for tenure […]

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