Are Catholic law school professors really ministers? A Michigan trial judge will decide that next week in a controversial employment dispute involving Ave Maria School of Law, which is trying to declare law professors as ministers to avoid a wrongful termination suit filed by three former professors. The school's founder and financier filed a motion claiming that the professors are "ministerial," and that the school is a religious institution and therefore immune from court interference into its administrative matters.
Seeking to Avoid Termination Suit, Catholic Law School Claims Professors Are Ministers
The National Law Journal
July 10, 2009