No. 795 April Term, 1979, Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas, Civil Division, of Allegheny County, at No. GD 79-16866.
Margaret K. Krasik, Pittsburgh, appellant, in pro per.
Frederick N. Egler, Pittsburgh, for Duquesne, appellee.
Daniel H. Shapira, Pittsburgh, for Davenport, appellee.
Hester, Brosky and Van der Voort, JJ.
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The essential facts of this case were stipulated by the parties in a document filed with the lower court on August 9, 1979. According to the Stipulation, appellant Margaret K. Krasik entered into a one-year contract of employment with Duquesne University pursuant to a letter dated March 28, 1977.*fn1 The original letter was signed by the Dean of the Law School, Ronald R. Davenport, one of the appellees
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herein. Appellant's employment was renewed the following year pursuant to a letter dated June 1, 1978. The first letter specified:
In accordance with the authority delegated by the Board of Directors and the President of Duquesne University, the following are the terms of your non-tenured Faculty Agreement. Effective July 1, 1977, your period of service in the Law School will be paid over a twelve month period, on a bi-weekly basis, from July through June. Your rank will be Assistant Professor of Law and you will hold the position of Librarian in the School of Law. Your salary will be $21,000 for your period of service.
The Standards of the American Bar Association for Legal Education and the Articles of Association of the Association of American Law Schools, applicable to law schools and law school faculties, shall be in effect and are incorporated by reference. Provisions from the current Duquesne University Faculty Handbook shall also be in effect and are incorporated by reference to the extent that such provisions are not in conflict with the previously mentioned Standards and Articles or this Faculty Agreement.
The term of this Agreement is for one year.
The second letter was identical, except that appellant's salary was raised to $22,500. Appellant's initial employment was approved by the assembled body of the Duquesne University law faculty. The stipulated facts do not indicate whether or not the faculty voted on appellant's employment for the second year.
By letter dated December 15, 1978, Dean Davenport delivered to appellant written notice that her contract would not be renewed, and that her employment as head law librarian would ...