We spoke a couple of weeks ago about the proposals to overhaul the tenure requirement at law schools.
As of March 17, any proposal to change the tenure requirement is officially off the table. This decision proves that, once again, law schools and professors only care about their bottom line. Any attempts to change a dying system will be vigorously opposed and squelched. But fear not, this decision to preserve tenure doesn't matter when there is so little money coming in that the law schools may have to shut their doors. Then the law professors' fight for tenure will become totally moot.
I leave you with a quote that I hope can be looked back upon as the height of cluelessness on the parts of law professors and their supporters:
“Tenure is not a perk for law faculty. It’s a protection for people who
think it’s important to innovate in law schools. You need to feel
comfortable in order to be able to try new things.”- Judith Areen, executive director of the Association of American Law Schools