The University of Connecticut School of Law and veteran professor Robert L. Birmingham have agreed that he should take an immediate leave of absence after he showed a provocative film clip in class from "Really Really Pimpin' in Da South," a documentary that has been used as a training film for prostitution. Law Dean Jeremy Paul said students were divided over whether Birmingham's behavior deserved a sanction or whether he should be protected under principles of academic freedom.
Law Professor's Suspension Prompts Debate Over Academic Freedom
The Connecticut Law Tribune
October 15, 2007