Court Case: Travis v. Board of Regents, University of Texas System

Case History

A case in which an associate professor in the Division of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Texas, San Antonio sued in federal court alleging sex discrimination in promotion, tenure, and pay. In May 1996, a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of Betty Travis on five counts of sex discrimination. The university was successful in its appeal of the jury’s decision. Travis submitted a writ of cert to the U.S. Supreme Court, but her plea was denied, leaving in place the lower court ruling.