The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled a former University of Iowa law professor should lose his license to practice law in Iowa. The Iowa Supreme Court called former U-of-I professor Kenneth Kress "intellectually gifted" but yanked his law license because he’d altered student evaluations so his overall effectiveness score as a professor would be higher.
The law license suspension is indefinite, but Kress can apply for readmission to the bar in three months if he passes tests evaluating his mental and physical health. Kress cited a history of mental illness and diabetes and argued his blood sugar was at an all time high and he’d been having hallucinations when he altered his students’ evaluations. The court ruled Kress had been "less than candid" about what happened.
Kress, who is 56 years old, reached a legal settlement with the University of Iowa after he was caught doctoring student evaluations. The college paid him a quarter-of-a-million dollars and let him finish some of his research at the university if he promised to resign, which Kress did.