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Emeldi v. University of Oregon, 10-35551

In a suit alleging that a university prevented the plaintiff from completing a Ph.D. program in retaliation for having complained of gender-based institutional bias, and gender discrimination by her faculty dissertation committee chair, the district court's grant of summary judgment to the university is reversed and the case remanded, where: 1) the Title VII framework for deciding retaliation claims is applicable to retaliation claims under Title IX; 2) the plaintiff established a prima facie case of retaliation; and 3) the plaintiff's evidence was sufficient to show that the university's claimed nonretaliatory reasons for the adverse action were pretextual.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/21/2012
  • Published 03/21/2012


  • Gould


  • United States Ninth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David Force, Denise Gale Fjordbeck