Criminal Law Professor (Mostly) Exonerated in Widener Law Disciplinary Case

According to this press release, the university disciplinary committee empaneled to review charges that Widener law prof Lawrence Connell had engaged in racial and sexual discrimination and harassment in how he taught his criminal law class has handed down its ruling. The committee ruled in Connell’s favor on all of the charges relating to his classroom conduct and teaching. The committee did find that Connell engaged in “retaliation,” however, which appears to refer to some kind of retaliation against the two students who complained in response to their allegations of wrongdoing.