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"Mortified" Law Prof Calls Sending Porn to Students by Mistake "Pretty Trivial"

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    Drexel University Clears Professor Who Accidentally Sent Porn Link to Students

    Drexel University investigated law professor Lisa McElroy after she inadvertently sent a link to a pornography website in an email to her students but she was cleared of the investigation. She penned an op-ed, criticizing the news organizations that published the story.

    (Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

    A Philadelphia law school professor says she was "mortified" when she discovered that she had inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site rather than an article about writing legal briefs earlier this month.

    Professor Lisa McElroy teaches legal writing and teaching methods at Drexel University's law school. She wrote in an op-ed Friday in The Washington Post that she cares deeply about her students and university and about being a role model for her adolescent daughters.

    But McElroy called the incident "pretty trivial" and criticized what she called "tabloid journalists" who ran with the story. She said there are worse things than humiliation, including, as she put it, "the willingness — even the desire — to bring others down to lift yourself up."

    A university spokeswoman says Drexel looked into the matter and "cleared the way for her to continue her academic and research responsibilities."