Friday, March 06, 2009

DU blog to cover Churchill trial

Students and faculty from various University of Denver entities will be blogging the trial at Race to the Bottom:

This Blog has undertaken a number of innovative tasks. One is that it continues to serve as a rare example of student-faculty collaboration. As part of that approach, the Blog looks for unique content that has pedagogical value. One way to do this is to have students cover important trials and blog about them. They learn substantive law, observe talented lawyers in action, and refine their writing skills. As part of that approach, this Blog covered the trial of Joe Nacchio, the former CEO of Qwest, with students attending every session during the six week trial.

Consistent with that approach, students from the Race to the Bottom and the Student Employment Law Association at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and faculty from the College of Law and the Daniels College of Business, will be providing daily coverage of the suit brought by Ward Churchill, a former tenured faculty member in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, against the University of Colorado. The trial begins on Monday, March 9. . . .

Students and faculty will attend every session of the trial. They will post after each session, assessing the progress of the trial. In addition, others will be asked to participate and write occasional commentary.

Oh, goody. No idea what kind of spin they'll put on things, but it'll be cool to have such a resource.

Somebody asked the other day for Churchill's original complaint. I think Pirate Ballerina had it when it was filed, but RttB has it here, as well as CU's answer.

(via Workplace Prof Blog)

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