Saturday, May 31, 2008

bibliography on converting to tenure track

The following bibliography was compiled for a law school faculty committee looking at the possibility of turning contract-term legal writing jobs into tenure-line positions. These publications contain information, data, and ideas that may help others working on the same issue. Most of these publications are available free via SSRN.  Just click on "search" and then type in the author's name.

• ABA, Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs 81-98 (Eric Easton, ed., 2d ed., 2006).

• ALWD-LWI 2007 Survey Report, 5-7, available at

• Marina Angel, The Glass Ceiling For Women In Legal Education: Contract Positions And The Death Of Tenure, 50 J. Leg. Educ. 1 (2000).

• Maureen J. Arrigo, Hierarchy Maintained: Status and Gender Issues in Legal Writing Programs, 70 Temp. L. Rev. 117 (1997).

• Peter Brandon Bayer, A Plea for Rationality and Decency: The Disparate Treatment of Legal Writing Faculties as a Violation of Both Equal Protection and Professional Ethics, 39 Duq. L. Rev. 329 (2001).

• Mary Beth Beazley, “Riddikulus!” Tenure-Track Legal-Writing Faculty and the Boggart in the Wardrobe, 7 Scribes J. Leg. Writing 79 (2000).

• Jo Anne Durako, Dismantling Hierarchies: Occupational Segregation of Legal Writing Faculty in Law Schools: Separate and Unequal, 73 UMKC L. Rev. 253 (2004).

• James J. Fishman, Tenure: Endangered or Evolutionary Species, 38 Akron L. Rev. 771 (2005).

• Marjorie E. Kornhauser, Rooms of Their Own: An Empirical Study of Occupation Segregation by Gender Among Law School Professors, 73 UMKC L. Rev. 293 (2004).

• Jan M. Levine, Voices in the Wilderness: Tenured and Tenure-Track Directors and Teachers in Legal Research and Writing Programs, 45 J. Leg. Educ. 530 (1995).

• Jan M. Levine & Kathryn M. Stanchi, Women, Writing, & Wages: Breaking The Last Taboo, 7 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 551 (2001).

• Nancy Levit, Keeping Feminism in Its Place: Sex Segregation and the Domestication of Female Academics, 49 U. Kan. L. Rev. 775 (2001).

• Susan P. Liemer & Hollee Temple, Did Your Legal Writing Professor Go to Harvard?: Credentials of Legal Writing Faculty at Hiring Time, 46 Louisville L.J. __ (forthcoming 2008), available at

• Susan P. Liemer & Jan M. Levine, Legal Research And Writing: What Schools Are Doing, And Who Is Doing The Teaching (Three Years Later), 9 Scribes J. Leg. Writing 113 (2003-2004).

• Kathi Miner-Rubino, Some Preliminary Statistical, Qualitative, and Anecdotal Findings of an Empirical Study of Collegiality Among Law Professors, 13 Widener L. Rev. 1 (2006).

• Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Women in Legal Education: A Statistical Update, 73 UMKC L. Rev. 419, 425-442 (2004).

• Kathryn M. Stanchi, Who Next, the Janitors? A Socio-Feminist Critique of the Status Hierarchy of Law Professors, 73 UMKC L. Rev. 467 (2004).

• Kathryn M. Stanchi and Jan M. Levine, Gender and Legal Writing: Law Schools' Dirty Little Secrets, 7 Berkeley Women's L.J. 3 (2001).

• Kent D. Syverud, The Caste System and Best Practices In Legal Education, 1 J. ALWD 12 (2001).

• Nina Tarr, In Support of a Unitary Tenure System for Law Faculty, 30 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 57 (2003).

• Melissa H. Weresh, Form and Substance: Standards for Promotion and Retention of Legal Writing Faculty on Clinical Tenure Track, 282 Golden Gate U. L. Rev. 281 (2007).


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