New Orleans Tenure Denial Attorney
Representing Louisiana University Professors
For university professors, tenure is a lifetime contract for employment. It can only be obtained after years of teaching, research and service at a particular institution. If you have a tenure track position and are granted tenure, you attain valuable academic freedom. However, if you are denied, you generally must leave the institution after a certain period of time and start over at another university.
At Farrugia Law Firm, LLC, we represent professors who have been terminated in violation of their tenure contract. We also represent professors who have wrongfully been denied tenure at universities. Understanding the unique challenges professors face in tenure disputes, we are prepared to aggressively advocate on your behalf. Rest assured, we have the experience, knowledge and track record of success to handle even the most complex case.
The decision to grant tenure usually requires several levels of approval. For example, tenured department members meet and vote whether or not to recommend a candidate for tenure. Then, the decision may advance to the provost, who can either recommend or not recommend the individual. The university president also weighs in on the vote. Because so many people are voting on the appointment, it is entirely possible for a candidate to be passed over without good reason.
If you believe you were wrongfully denied tenure, our firm can help. Employment lawyer Victor Farrugia has extensive experience handling tenure disputes with universities in Louisiana. He will carefully evaluate your situation, reviewing your performance, feedback from students and opinions of tenured professors. He will build a strong case based on all available facts.
Keeping Your Career on Track
In most instances, a professor seeking tenure is reviewed after six or seven years of service with a university. If you have been wrongfully denied tenure after putting that amount of time and energy into a university, call our firm at 866-676-0856 or contact us online. Mr. Farrugia understands the challenges involved in handling a professor's tenure denial complaint and will diligently work to get a favorable result for you.
Our firm is located on Poydras Street near the Superdome in the heart of the Central Business District in New Orleans.