Monday, April 10, 2006

catching up on upgrades

Catching up on news of legal writing program upgrades:

This academic year the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law faculty approved moving all "non-regular" faculty, including legal writing and clinic faculty, to three-year rolling contracts.  The law faculty's vote was unanimous.

At the University of Maine School of Law, the two-year cap has been lifted on what was formerly called the "Legal Writing Fellow" position.  The position is now entitled "Legal Research and Writing Instructor." 

Last year the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law instituted two summer teaching grants.  LRW porfessor Claire May was the first to receive one.  This year, the faculty voted to allow LRW faculty to apply for summer research grants of the same amount the "regular" faculty receive.  Receiving summer teaching grants or summer research grants for this summer will be Janice Aitken, Brian Glassman, Claire May, and Karin Mika.

Congratulations on all this progress!    


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