Friday, July 22, 2011

At Widener Law School, Professor Who Used Hypo about His Dean Survived Dismissal Hearing

Widener Law Prof. Lawrence Connell Wins Dismissal Case
Posted by William A. Jacobson Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:41pm
I have written several times about the ordeal of Widener Law Professor Lawrence Connell, who was given notice of dismissal after he used a hypothetical example in his criminal law class of the Widener Dean Linda Ammons being attacked, and a small number of students alleged that Connell made racist and/or sexist statements in class.

Meanwhile, he's suing the dean for defamation:
We previously discussed the extraordinary actions taken against Associate Professor Lawrence J. Connell at Widener University School of Law after he used Dean Linda L. Ammons in hypotheticals in his class. He is now suing for defamatory statements that have harmed his reputation or career that painted him as a racist and sexist.

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