Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's legal team is aiming to get the ethnic studies scholar back in the classroom as soon as the fall semester, a Churchill attorney said Wednesday.Update: Churchill nemesis Jodi Rave is quitting newspapering to write a book on the Indian Trust Fund scandal.
Qusair Mohamedbhai, one of three lawyers who successfully tried Churchill's wrongful termination suit against the university in Denver District Court last month, said he will include in his motion for reinstatement a request that a hearing to decide the professor's future at CU be held as soon as possible.
"We want to do it quick because the fall semester is coming," Mohamedbhai said. "If there is reinstatement, we want him back in fall semester." . . .
The deadline for Churchill to file his reinstatement motion is Monday. The university will have 15 days to respond.
Mohamedbhai said he plans to attach to the motion about 200 letters from professors across the nation urging that Churchill be returned to campus. He also said his client planned to call "a lot of witnesses" at the hearing, if the judge allows it. . . .
Update II: That should read, "One of Churchill's many nemesises (nemesi?)."
Update III: Nemeses!