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Rutgers Law Student Claims Antisemitism in Lawsuit Against the University

A Rutgers law student sued the university and several law school administrators on Tuesday, alleging they discriminated and retaliated against him for raising concerns over antisemitism on campus.

Yoel Ackerman, an Orthodox Jewish first-year law student at the school in Newark, New Jersey, claims Rutgers wrongfully initiated disciplinary action against him when he reported to law school administrators what he deemed as pro-Hamas messages circulated by classmates in the wake of Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Ackerman’s lawsuit, filed in a New Jersey state court, alleges he is facing potential expulsion or other “serious punishment” at hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday. His lawyer, David Mazie of Mazie Slater Katz and Freeman, said Wednesday that the hearing has since been adjourned without a new date.

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