A lawyer for a former law school professor who says he had to be fired over his disability discrimination lawsuit against the university says he’s received “hundreds of letters and emails” since he filed the lawsuit in March, the first time the lawsuit has been filed under the new law.
Lawyer Jason Anthony, a lawyer with the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, filed a lawsuit against Georgetown University in March alleging the school had discriminated against him for being disabled.
He said he’s also received hundreds of letters from former Georgetown students who support him and support his cause, and dozens of emails from alumni.
The university, which is a private institution, is also the subject of a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that alleges the university’s disability policies are discriminatory.
Georgetown did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Anthony is one of two plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
He is the first to be hired by the Georgetown Law firm.
He has filed several lawsuits against the school, alleging discrimination against him, including claims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and other acts of sexual assault.
A federal judge has ruled that the university must allow him to file his lawsuit on behalf of the other plaintiffs, and a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that that panel should hear the case.
The court in February ordered Georgetown to pay Anthony’s legal fees of $500,000, plus $75,000 in interest and penalties.
The school had previously agreed to pay $100,000 of his legal fees.
The lawsuit alleges that the school violated Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutions.
Georgetown’s response to the lawsuit is not included in court records.
The law school has been sued in the past, including by a former graduate student who alleged she was fired for taking an exam on her own initiative.
The lawsuit also claims that students are being harassed and denied due process when it comes to the investigation and discipline of complaints.
Anthoma, who worked for 20 years as a law clerk at the University of Texas School of Law, said he started the lawsuit to help students who were being discriminated against in law schools and colleges.
He also said he was inspired by the story of former Yale Law School student Jessica Valenti, who was fired from her job after complaining about harassment in the school.
Valenti sued the school after being accused of sexual misconduct, and the school settled the case in 2017 for an undisclosed amount.
She also sued the university, claiming she was sexually assaulted at a party by another student.
A Georgetown spokeswoman said the school is reviewing the court’s order and is “actively pursuing all available remedies” to defend itself.
A lawyer for the law school, which did not respond to requests for comment, said Anthony has “come a long way” from his first case.
“He’s still a new litigator, but he’s gotten a lot of letters, emails and phone calls from students who have been very supportive of his cause,” attorney James P. Hinkle said.
He added that Anthony would not be surprised if he wins the case because “the fact that it’s been filed on his behalf is really good.”
“This is just one of those cases where he’s going to have to win this,” Hinkle added.
The U.K. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the case on Monday.
The case is scheduled for oral argument in January.