Faculty panel wants Widener U. law school to drop efforts to fire accused professor Lawrence Connell
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 11, 2011
A faculty panel at Widener University Law School in Wilmington has recommended that the college drop its effort to fire an associate professor accused of making violent and discriminatory statements during class, according to a letter signed by the committee.
Lawrence J. Connell, 58, is accused of using hypothetical examples describing the shooting death of law school Dean Linda L. Ammons. He identifies himself as the shooter in the examples in classes on murder and criminal procedure. He also is accused of making a series of racist and sexist statements. Connell denies the allegations.