Nicholas Spaeth, the former state attorney general for North Dakota, filed suit Thursday in Washington, D.C., federal court against the Michigan State University College of Law, accusing school officials of refusing to consider him for a teaching job because of his age.

Spaeth, according to his complaint (pdf), applied to be considered for a teaching job at the school in October, responding to a posting on the Association of American Law Schools’ bulletin. During the group’s Faculty Recruitment Conference, he was not offered an interview slot.

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