- Mohammad Al-Turk is suing the University of Nebraska College of Law, several law school officials, the University of Nebraska and the university’s Board of Regents, saying his dismissal from law school was the result of discrimination against his Arabic heritage and Muslim beliefs.
- The issue began when computer problems prevented Al-Turk from turning in a rough draft of a paper in a comparative law class on Oct. 22, and he was told by Professor Brian Lepard to turn the paper in when he could.
- When Lepard determined that parts of the paper were plagiarized, Al-Turk was reported for an honor code violation and dismissed in February after trying to negotiate a settlement that would allow him to remain enrolled.
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An Omaha man who was kicked out of the University of Nebraska’s law school just months before he was set to graduate is suing the school and others, saying he was discriminated against because of his Arabic heritage and Muslim beliefs. ...