Thursday, March 3, 2011

Two more faculties oppose changes to ABA law school accreditation standards

On Wednesday we told you about the Georgetown law faculty voting unanimously to oppose changes currently under consideration by the ABA that would, among other things, remove tenure (and lesser job security protections for clinicians and contract faculty) as an accreditation requirement.  The National Law Journal has picked up the story including news that the faculty at two additional schools have passed similar resolutions:

Law faculties are starting to weigh in on proposed changes to the American Bar Association's accreditation standards pertaining to tenure and other job protections.

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Faculty at least two other law schools have adopted similar resolutions — Golden Gate University School of Law in September and again in February, and the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in December. 'The proposals continue to reflect an elimination of tenure which we feel is very dangerous,' said Golden Gate Associate Dean Kimberly Stanley. The Hawaii resolution said that faculty and staff 'strongly and unequivocally oppose any and all modifications that would undercut the continued requirement that law schools have a tenure system in place.'

You can read the rest here.


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