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A former professor at the soon-to-be-closed Savannah Law School has sued the institution and its dean and owner, alleging her 2017 termination was based on her age, gender and her cancer treatments.

Maggie Tsavaris filed suit on May 25 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, claiming she was unlawfully fired from her tenure-track position to make way for younger faculty members. She claims that, at 60 years old, she was the oldest women faculty member at Savannah when she was terminated. She alleges that Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School—which operates Savannah as a branch campus—also has a history of employment discrimination against minority women and legal writing instructors. (Tsavaris is white.)

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Karen Sloan

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