Court upholds expulsion of KU law student over criminal past

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the expulsion of a student at the University of Kansas’ School of Law who lied about his criminal history on his application.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed on Tuesday the district court’s summary judgment against former law student Robert Brown.

Brown did not dispute that he had falsified answers in his application where law school applicants were supposed to disclose any criminal history. He began classes, but later amended his application to disclose criminal convictions for domestic battery and driving under the influence.

The law school expelled him after determining in 2010 that his application would have been rejected had his criminal past been known.

A three-judge appeals court panel rejected Brown’s arguments that the school had denied him due process.


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