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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Students File Disciplinary Charges Against Law Prof for Classroom Hypos

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Despite a faculty committee's recommendation that Widener discontinue tenure revocation proceedings against Lawrence Connell, two students have filed complaints alleging that he used violent, racist classroom hypos involving the shooting of Dean Linda L. Ammons:

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I have a gut feeling that the Professor is going to win on all of these charges. I am guessing that it will come out that the two students who caused the uproar did poorly in the Professor's class and this amounts to nothing more than retaliation.

Posted by: Kona | Mar 17, 2011 10:44:31 AM

It seems like the profy did his job pretty well -- I bet the students will remember the hypos for the rest of their lives.

Posted by: yahoo | Mar 17, 2011 11:31:30 AM

Didn't read all the links but hopefully this means that the accusers will now be known, and he can bring some sort of civil suit against them (if he is in the right). A crim law class usually has a ton of students, so he should have ample witnesses if he is being falsely accused. His affidavit posted the other day was great reading!

Posted by: online | Mar 17, 2011 1:47:37 PM

Isn't obvious now that we are 2 years into the Obama administration? Any slight towards a person of color, whether real or perceived, and no matter how ridiculous, is clear and convincing evidence of racism. As AG Holder said, don't offend "my people."

Duh...

Posted by: Todd | Mar 17, 2011 4:38:18 PM