The lawyer who successfully argued Roe v. Wade and went on to become a professor at the University of Texas has been laid off from the school, the Daily Texan reports.
Sarah Weddington was just 26 when she represented Jane Roe pro bono before the Supreme Court. At UT, she served on the faculty of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies for 23 years.
According to the Texan, Weddington knew that the school was facing budget woes but didn’t expect to lose her job. As an adjunct professor, she earns $80,899 per year.