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Law School Professor 'Mortified' After Sending Porn Link to Students

"Drexel is required to initiate fact-finding for all reports of inappropriate behaviors of a sexual nature that may impact members of our community."

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

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Lisa McElroy (Image source: Drexel University via Philly.com)

The link was to a video of a woman engaging in a sexually explicit act, Philly.com reported.

Professor Lisa McElroy teaches legal writing and teaching methods at Drexel University's law school. She said 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.

As for those who wonder how the porn link ended up where it did, she added in her op-ed that "among the many possibilities that have been raised by gleeful commentators, I’m sorry to tell you you’re going to be disappointed."

But McElroy called the incident "pretty trivial" and criticized what she called "tabloid journalists" who ran with the story. And 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."

In a statement to Philly.com, the university said that according to federal law and the university’s policies and procedures, "Drexel is required to initiate fact-finding for all reports of inappropriate behaviors of a sexual nature that may impact members of our community."

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McElroy, who earned a doctorate from Harvard Law School, is a regular contributor to the SCOTUSblog and The New York Times Motherlode blog. She has also authored numerous books for children about Supreme Court justices and prominent elected officials, according to the university's website.

In 2010, McElroy wrote a scholarly article titled "Sex on the Brain: Adolescent Psychosocial Science and Sanctions for Risky Sex," in New York University Review of Law and Social Change.

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