Spencer: Widener Law School faces objections

August 12, 2011

Larry Connell is a criminal-law professor at Widener Law School. Last year, he was accused by two students of saying things in class that they found to be racist and sexist.

The two students went to Dean Linda Ammons and told her that Connell had used her in a hypothetical scenario that included him attempting to murder her for taking away his parking space. (Such “hypos” are commonly used by law profs to spice up lessons and keep students paying attention...

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