Marquette Law School Professor Suspended Over Student Relationship
A Marquette University Law School professor who might otherwise weigh in as an expert on such issues has been suspended over allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a student, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The school dismissed Paul Secunda, a blogger and authority on labor and employment law, from his teaching duties two weeks from the end of this past semester. The dismissal is the result of a university investigation that began last May, the school said in a statement.
“Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits gender-based discrimination in education, colleges and universities have become more cautious about student-faculty dating, even while some say that, short of harassment, such consensual relationships among adults should be considered private matters,” according to Journal Sentinel reporter Bruce Vielmetti.