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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DePaul Deanship Scandal Gets Worse

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin has reported (no link available) and the Provost has confirmed that Judge Wolfson, who was appointed to a two-year term as Interim Dean by Provost Helmut Epp without any faculty consultation, has also been appointed to a three-year term on the faculty after the Deanship--again, without any consultation.   This is yet a further violation of ABA rules (specifically 205[b]) which requires that:

The dean and faculty shall formulate and administer the educational program of the law school, including curriculum; methods of instruction; admissions; and academic standards for retention, advancement, and graduation of students; and shall recommend the selection, retention, promotion, and tenure (or granting of security of position) of the faculty.

I am told this also violates the internal rules of the law school and all historical practice at the school.

UPDATE: Via Blog Emperor Caron, I learn that the ABA has found no problem with the university's funding of the law school, in response to former Dean Weissenberger's complaint.   Will the ABA be as passive in the face of DePaul's violation of ABA rules on decanal and faculty appointments?

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