(CNN) – The University of Chicago said Friday Barack Obama accurately described himself as a onetime law professor at the school, despite the fact his formal title was "Senior Lecturer."
The university's statement comes after the Clinton campaign recently suggested on several occasions that the Illinois senator was embellishing his role at the school by calling himself a professor.
The campaign also sent out a press release quoting a 2004 Chicago Sun-Times column that stated of Obama's professor claim: "Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama's primary campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there is a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter."
But in a statement, the university said its senior lecturers are considered professors.
"From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School," the statement said.
"He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track," it also said.
– CNN's Alexander Mooney and Peter Hamby
hillary is venomous.
focus on mcbush, mr Obama
ignore the rattler and it cant hurt you
More egg on the Clinton camp's collective face!
There is a prevailing feeling now that anything that comes from the Clinton campaign is less that an honest statement or has been spun so many times it could sustain it's own orbit.
Hillary might have been ducking sniper fire as she made these alligations.
Another attempt at distraction from the Clinton camp lampooned by people that no better...
Good grief she looks more desperate every day!
A lecturer then, and still....nothing more.
HE WAS A PROFESSOR AND HE WILL BE A PRESIDENT.
WARHILLIE CAN ALWAYS BRAG ABOUT HER DISTINGUISHED
MILITARY SERVICE IN BOSNIA. SHE IS COMPLETELY
DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY.
Obama was a professor and Hillary got all her experience as a FISH SLIMER. Who would you rather have running your country, one who educates or one who always smells fishy?
Hillary is making me sick with her disgusting snipes! Details do matter–like the one about her being under sniper fire being a bold-faced lie!
Shows how desperate Hillary Clinton has become...
Just like her comment about his kindergarten "essay." How could a kindergarten student write an essay?
Now she wants to fight on till the bitter end at the convention in August- three months after the last primary!
Take that "Snarky Clinton Campaign" !
When Barack puts his nose up like this picture. Is that his white side or his black side?
So THERE Clinton campaign, take that to your stocking and stuff it!!! Go Obama!!!
. The poster is misleeding. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors
Wow.. Slam Dunk..This is so silly for them to bring about statements without validating them first...I am glad the Law School came forth to clear up this mess. Hill, because you have been called out on your lies, don't go trying to dig up things you "THINK" may be untrue. So not necessary! Like Mr. Dean said, at this point we need to focus on gas prices, the economy and healthcare..Not silly details such as this. Too much wasted energy.
Ha! That's what Hillary gets. Who looks like the fool now Hillary?
Not everyone is such a liar as Hillary.
The Clinton camp must feel pretty silly....oh I'm sorry, I forgot it was silly season!!! Someone didn't research all the details! Nice try though! Hillary is the only LIAR!!!!!!
Being considered a professor does not make one a professor.
Booyaka......In your faces....hahaha...what because he is black he cant possibly have been a professor!!!!!!
What has this got to do with anything except the Clinton camp is making much ado about nothing? ls this their way of excusing Hillary for lying about her tea trip to Bosnia or lreland? Obama is a fine American and an extra-ordinary leader that we need at this time.
Get off his nutz! What is important is our country. Our children, neighborhoods, economy, education and sharing the wealth that The Bush family and republicans are storing up for the winter!!!!!!! called oil.
Stop bumping heads with each other and fight the real liars, crooks, and arrogant republicans.
Look up the word united then add that to our numbers and LET'S FIGHT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Obama wants to be know for his judgment, although that caption has disappeared from the podium of his recent speeches. The "obama-girl" launched him to rock-star status, which he probably enjoys but does that qualify her as a poltical pundit telling Hillary to withdraw? Where is his judgment ? The fires flame. The longer this campaign goes the more he will be burned.
must have taught fiction
Now...about that "sniper fire", brokering peace in Ireland, tax returns, library contributions, Paul trial, etc.