AAUP’s Response to the American Bar Association’s Consideration of a Proposal to Eliminate Tenure from Accreditation Standards

ACADEME BLOG

January 30, 2014

Via U.S. Mail and E-Mail To:

The Hon. Solomon Oliver, Jr., Council Chairperson

Barry A. Currier, Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education

Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

American Bar Association

321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor

Chicago, IL 60654-7958

RE: Comments on Proposed Revisions to Standard 405

Dear Members of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education:

The American Association of University Professors (“AAUP”) respectfully submits these comments on the proposed revisions under consideration by the Council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar (hereinafter the “Council”) to Standard 405 of the ABA’s Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools (“the Accreditation Standards”).  The AAUP believes that any move toward eliminating tenure from the accreditation standards, directly or indirectly, would be a grave mistake harmful to American legal education…

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