Julea Ward Case records

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Julea Ward Case records
Date [inclusive]
0.4 Linear feet 1 archives box
The Julea Ward Case records document the legal proceedings that took place between Julea Ward and Eastern Michigan University. Ward was a counseling graduate student at EMU when she refused to counsel a client about a homosexual relationship because of her religious beliefs. This decision led to Ward's dismissal from the program. Ward filed in law suit in order to be readmitted to the program. The law suit has prompted a house bill prohibiting religious discrimination against college students studying counseling and is still being examined by the Supreme Court. The collection contains supporting legal documents, press releases and newspaper clippings. Records date from 2009 to 2012.

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Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2013 December 17

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Ward, Julia


  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University. College of Education
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

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Collection Inventory

Legal documents 

Case 10-2100 

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Document 006110863661 2011 

1 1

Document 006110902874 2011 

1 2

Case 2:09-cv-11237-GCS 2009 

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Document 1 2009 

1 3

Document 139 2010 

1 4
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Summons in a Civil Action 2009 

1 5

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Press Releases and Clippings 2009-2012 

1 6