At its January 2013 meeting, the ABA’s Standards and Review Committee (SRC) will be considering amendments to Standard 405, the standard that governs tenure and security of position for law school faculty. As you may be aware, the Committee has suggested changes that would severely undermine the current requirements and understanding of tenure. SALT submitted a Statement of Principles to the Committee that we believe should guide any discussion and changes to the current standard. We encourage you to review and share with your faculty SALT’s Statement of Principles, the current Standard 405 and the SRC’s suggested changes.
Moreover, the SRC is considering proposed re-write to Standard 309 governing bar passage in the law school accredidation process, as well proposed changes to provisions related to the use of law school resources for schools that are parts of universities. Salt comments to the committee are linked below.
SALT statements to the SRC of the American Association of Law Schools are also available on the American Bar Association Standards Review Comments Page.