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Clinton to testify at CU professor's trial

March 19, 2009

Foundation Professor of Law 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.

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 numerous other proceedings, Churchill ultimately was discharged by the Colorado Board of Regents on an 8-1 vote.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law