NU Law Student Denied Request To Finish Semester

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A federal judge has denied a motion for a temporary restraining order to allow an expelled University of Nebraska law student to finish the spring semester.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf ruled earlier this month on the motion by Layth Mohammad Al-Turk, who is suing the law school after being kicked out of the program in February, only months before he was set to graduate. Al-Turk says he was discriminated against because of his Arabic heritage and Muslim beliefs.

School officials say Al-Turk was dismissed for plagiarism and lying to a professor.

Kopf has set trial for July in an effort to expedite resolution, as Al-Turk will soon be forced to begin paying off steep student loans and cannot attend another law school with the disciplinary dismissal on his record.

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