The two Widener University School of Law students named in a defamation suit by former professor Lawrence J. Connell are not only having their legal costs picked up by the school, but Widener has also agreed to indemnify if the students are found to have defamed Connell and a jury hands up a judgment against them.

The students, Jennifer Perez and Nadege Tandoh, are represented by Wilmington attorney Donald L. Gouge Jr. Both Gouge and the university confirmed that Widener is bankrolling the students’ defense.

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