Sunday, July 20, 2008
David Lander, Are Adjuncts a Benefit or a Detriment?, 33 U. Dayton L. Rev. 285 (2008), may be of interest to readers. It is about the use of adjunct's by law schools. The abstract provides:
This article examines the benefits and detriments of the increasing use of adjuncts rather than Full time faculty in the teaching of law school courses. The author presents and analyzes the results of a survey on the use of adjunct during one semester in the 2007-2008 school year.The article turns the spotlight on the use of adjuncts to determine if increasing reliance on them is helpful and harmful. It also suggests strategies that will increase the advantages they bring to legal education and decrease the risks that are intertwined with those advantages.
The article does not contain any earth shattering information. It notes that adjuncts are cheaper and are designed to supplement the faculty with practioners. The article states that nearly 25% of law school classes are taught be adjuncts. This article is designed to be read by full time law professors and law school administrators. However, adjuncts may find this article of interest.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein