Clinton to testify at CU professor's trial


March 19, 2009

Foundation Professor of Law Robert">http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=286">Robert N. Clinton, of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, is scheduled to testify as a defense witness for the University of Colorado on Friday, March 20, at a civil trial in Denver about the discharge of a faculty member.

Clinton served as a member of a Special Investigatory Committee that looked into allegations of research misconduct involving Ward Churchill, a former professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Download Full Image

In its report, issued in May 2006, the committee unanimously found that Churchill committed several forms of academic misconduct, including falsification, plagiarism, failure to comply with established standards regarding author names on publications and serious deviation from accepted practices in reporting results from research. To read the report, click here.

After">http://www.colorado.edu/news/reports/churchill/churchillreport051606.htm... numerous other proceedings, Churchill ultimately was discharged by the Colorado Board of Regents on an 8-1 vote.

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College rolls out red carpet for Legal Writing Conference


March 19, 2009

The Legal Writing faculty at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law recently hosted the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, a three-day event that featured more than 60 presentations and drew 120 participants.

Amy Langenfeld, a clinical professor in the Legal Research and Writing Program, said the conference, held March 13-15, was a great success, from the beautiful spring weather to the plenary speech of Linda Edwards, formerly the Macon Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing at Mercer University School of Law and newly hired Professor of Law at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Download Full Image

Guests were wowed by the ASU and law school campuses, especially the Rotunda and advanced technology in the classrooms, as well as the teamwork involved in smoothly organizing and presenting a major conference.

Langenfeld thanked the Legal Writing faculty - Sue Chesler, Tamara Herrera, Carrie Sperling, Stacey Dowdell, Chad Noreuil and Judy Stinson, and praised staff members Jenny Bishop, Amanda Breaux, Corey Caswell, Allan Crouch, Suzie Lynn, Estela Obregon and Laurie Ralston for their professionalism and cheerful support.

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