The University of North Texas assistant general counsel who resigned last week after using a racial slur during a free speech discussion on campus says she stepped down to prevent two of the school’s top lawyers from being fired. 

Caitlin Sewell told affiliate Corporate Counsel that UNT “leadership” notified the school’s former general counsel and vice chancellor, Nancy Footer, who now serves as of counsel in the GC’s office, that Sewell’s “employment could not continue.”

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