The University of Texas at Austin School of Law can’t seem to shake allegations of unfairness in faculty pay, which have dogged the campus for nearly a decade.

Linda Mullenix. (Courtesy photo)

Professor Linda Mullenix sued the school in federal court on Dec. 12 claiming she is paid significantly less than men on the faculty with comparable experience. That action comes nine years after Mullenix’s first pay discrimination suit against the school and eight years after the law school’s former dean departed under pressure due to the controversial practice of using funds from the law school’s foundation for forgivable loans to certain faculty members. (The $5.4 million in loans were made almost exclusively to male professors and the university ended the practice in 2011, concluding it lacked proper oversight.)