Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Above the Law reports today that the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (#68 in U.S. News) is "planning to slash 10 tenure-track positions due to additional class size cuts. The kicker is that junior faculty members are expected to self-select out of their own jobs — for cash, of course." Above the Law quotes Denver Dean Martin Katz:
[W]e will be offering voluntary buy-outs to certain tenure-line faculty as a way to reduce the size of our faculty, and thus our expense base. Our plan calls for us to maintain our current 10:1 student-faculty ratio, which is important to the quality of the legal education we provide, particularly in our Experiential Advantage Curriculum.
Update: Deans Respond to TaxProf Blog Posts on Faculty Layoffs