Administrative Law Keyed to Strauss
Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth
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Roth was hired for one year, and had no tenure rights to continued employment, nor statutory rights. Under Wisconsin statute, a State university professor could acquire tenure as a “permanent” employee after four continuous years of employment. Roth was notified by the President of the University that he would not be rehired for another year, but no reason was given, nor any method for review or appeal. Roth brought an action claiming that he had a constitutional right to a statement of reasons and a hearing on the University’s decision not to rehire him for another year.
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