Tenure

Bar Association Affirms Tenure

In a victory for academic freedom and tenure, the ABA has rejected proposals to eliminate or water down the tenure provisions in the accreditation standards for law schools. The AAUP vigorously opposed the removal of tenure from the accreditation standards.

Victory for Tenure in Law Schools

The latest in a series of attempts to eliminate tenure as a requirement for American Bar Association accreditation of law schools has been dealt a major setback, with an ABA panel voting in March to maintain the requirement. The AAUP applauded the decision, which came as part of a five-year review of the standards for law school accreditation. The ABA must still approve the panel’s recommendations; a final vote is scheduled for August. 

Kentucky Supreme Court Strongly Affirms Rights of Tenured Faculty Members

In two companion cases the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that religious institutions are generally bound by tenure contracts, including faculty handbooks, and that faculty members may sue if these contracts are breached, even in some instances in which the faculty member is a minister.

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