Saturday, January 11, 2014
Robert M. Jarvis (Nova) & Phyllis Coleman (Nova), "Dog Days in the Law Library": Philosophical, Financial, and Administrative Issues Raised by Faculty Summer Grant Programs, 37 Nova L. Rev. 309 (2013):
Our law school has a faculty summer grant program, as do most law schools. Our program's rules, set out in the appendix to this article, are simple in theory: interested professors submit applications in January, get funded in June, and are expected to have a completed manuscript sometime thereafter. In practice, however, the program has raised a host of knotty philosophical, financial, and administrative issues. Because these issues have also bedeviled other law schools, and as almost nothing has been written about summer grant programs for law professors, we examine the subject in greater detail below.