Lawsuit: Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in Case Western's Law School (Updated)

Case Western law school dean Lawrence Mitchell, left, is accused of sexual harassment and retaliation by law professor Raymond Ku, right.
  • Case Western law school dean Lawrence Mitchell, left, is accused of sexual harassment and retaliation by law professor Raymond Ku, right.

Update: Lawrence Mitchell is taking an temporary leave of absence, as announced in an email from the dean of the CWRU law school this morning.

Screengrab of his note below, which mentions that the lawsuit has become a distraction, that this will all be put behind him once the legal system takes its course, and that this will all the university to conduct its own independent review of the situation.

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Raymond Ku, a professor at the Case Western Reserve School of Law, filed suit today against the school and its dean, Lawrence Mitchell, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. It alleges several incidents of sexual harassment by Mitchell towards staff and a relationship with a student, that other university administrators knew about it, and that Ku was a victim of retaliation after he reported it.

Read the lawsuit here:

we will be updating this story with more information

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Doug Brown

Doug Brown is a staff writer at Scene with a passion for public records laws and investigative reporting. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., he has an M.A. in journalism from the Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a B.A. in political science from Hiram College. Prior to joining Scene,...
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