DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – A conservative lawyer says she was shocked when she was passed over for a faculty job at the University of Iowa law school in favor of a less qualified candidate who ended up resigning after performing poorly.
Teresa Wagner took the witness stand Monday during the trial on her lawsuit. She claims the liberal-leaning faculty blocked her appointment because of her political views. Closing arguments are expected Monday afternoon before jurors start deliberations.
Wagner disputed claims from professors that she was rejected because she said during a job interview that she would not teach legal analysis, denying she said such a thing. She says she was “very surprised and disappointed, devastated even” when the job went to someone who had less experience in law than she did.