Former Nebraska Law Student Sues School, Officials

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Omaha man 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.

Layth Mohammad Al-Turk filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in Nebraska's federal court, naming the University of Nebraska College of Law, several law school officials, the University of Nebraska and the university's Board of Regents.

Al-Turk's lawsuit says he was dismissed over allegations that he plagiarized a rough draft of a paper, then lied about it. Al-Turk denies those allegations.

He is seeking an unspecified amount and is asking for injunctions to prevent the university, law school and school officials from discriminating against others.

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