Widener University

A Law Professor Takes On the Victimhood Industry

Jan 04, 2012 by Hans Bader |

Hans Bader describes the Byzantine case of law professor Lawrence Connell, who's in big trouble for actually defending himself against preposterous harassment charges.

Widener Law Professor Wins, Still Loses

Aug 12, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

As Ashley Thorne reported earlier this week, Widener University law professor Lawrence Connell can't seem to get a break. Although he was vindicated of the frivolous charges of racial and sexual harassment lodged against him…

Ammons Retaliates Against Exonerated Law Professor

Aug 08, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Widener University law school dean has professor Lawrence Connell suspended and banned from campus - after a hearing committee exonerated him from charges of sexual and racial discrimination.

Widener Law Professor Exonerated

Jul 21, 2011 by John Irving |

A Widener University faculty and administrative commmittee unanimously cleared law professor Lawrence Connell of racism, sexism, and charges that he was a danger to students.

Academic Freedom Update: Widener Prof Sues Two Students and Law School

Jul 05, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Lawrence Connell sues "student radicals who want me punished for expressing politically incorrect thoughts in an unabashedly liberal campus."

Update on Widener Law Prof Lawrence Connell

May 19, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

One of Connell's students defends him from the charges of racism and sexism, and Connell asks for a public, under-oath hearing.

Widener Law Prof Sues Dean for Defamation

Apr 08, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Lawrence Connell, who was suspended after students complained about his teaching methods, is now suing the university for attempting to damage his reputation and deny him academic freedom.

Widener Dean Pursues Punishment for Law Prof Who Used Hypotheticals in Class

Mar 16, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

A press release by Lawrence Connell's lawyer states that Dean Ammons is ignoring the recommendations of the faculty committee to drop charges against Professor Connell.

Widener Committee Advises: Withdraw Charges Against Law Prof Who Used Hypotheticals…

Mar 09, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

The committee of inquiry at Widener University recommends that charges of racism and sexism against Professor Lawrence Connell be dropped.

Bloggers Pick Up Connell Interview

Feb 22, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit picked up Ashley Thorne's interview with Professor Lawrence Connell from Volokh, and Paul L. Caron at TaxProf Blog also weighed in.

Hypotheticals in the Criminal Law Classroom: An Interview with Lawrence Connell

Feb 18, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Professor Lawrence Connell at Widener University has come under fire for referring hypothetically in class to killing the dean. Here he tells his side of the story.