An untenured law professor writes:
I hear that one law school has recently tripled, from 2 to 6, the number of law review articles required for tenure and is now also asking that profs going up for tenure be a recognized national leader in their area of the law and have a book contract in hand. I understand this has been rather demoralizing for those who came in under the previous regime and are now having to scramble to accomodate the new requirements. Would you mind posting this...and asking if folks at other schools have had experience with such sharply increasing tenure requirements. Have such sharp increases been seen at other schools and what are the standards at other schools these days (this one is in the top 60)?
The tenure requirements described here are more like those you would expect at a top ten philosophy or history department; even the top law schools don't have formal expectations like this.
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