This isn't really that new. The gun banners bought articles that supported a collective interpretation years before Obama got involved.
As for Bellesiles, he was only booted when his denials and refusal to supply supporting documentation became embarassing to Emory. If he'd handled the cover up better, Emory would have kept him on staff.
One option is to begin writing Chicago-Kent, the ABA, the newspapers, etc asking about the lower of academic standards that allowed this to happen. Attacking them based on the fraudulent interpretation of the 2nd Amendment (which they likely agree with) won't have any effect, but doing so based on the fraud itself might.
If we have any prospective law students who are willing to tell the school that it's off their lists because of academic fraud, that would help.