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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Woman sues law school alleging religious discrimination

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The law school will launch a master of laws specialization in national security and cybersecurity law this fall.

A woman is suing the University, two other law schools and the Law School Data Assembly Service for alleged religious discrimination during the law school admissions process.

In a four-page complaint filed in an Oregon district court, Susan Marcos-Chavela claims that the LSDAS, which standardizes law school admissions data, and three universities discriminated against her as a “Roman Catholic female” when she was applying for law school. Marcos-Chavela is asking for $10 million in total from Seattle University Law School, Washburn University Law School, the GW Law School and LSDAS for discrimination, according to the complaint.

Marcos-Chavela said in the complaint that the three law schools’ admissions systems and the LSDAS favor Jewish law students, according to the complaint.

Marcos-Chavela, representing herself, did not immediately return a request for comment. A University spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment.

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