Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Survey Of Law School Faculty & Staff: Assessment Of Law School Leadership

Primary Research Group, Survey of Law School Faculty & Staff: Assessment of Law School Leadership (2020):

Approximately 60.42% of law school faculty and staff are satisfied or very satisfied with the fairness and transparency of promotion and tenure decisions at their law schools, according to the Survey of Law School Faculty & Staff: Assessment of Law School Leadership.

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The study presents findings from a survey of 96 faculty members and staff from 72 law schools in North America.  The report presents highly detailed data on satisfaction levels with a broad range of law school efforts and characteristics including but not limited to: the law school marketing and student recruitment efforts, recent graduate job placement assistance, policies on sexual harassment and discrimination, cost control and budgeting, law school information technology, provision of help in attracting grants for faculty research, attracting quality students, maintenance of buildings and other physical infrastructure, the quality of legal education, the quality of law school publications, and the overall success of the school’s strategic vision and positioning.

In addition, in open ended questions, survey respondents point out which aspects of law school policy and management they most support and most dislike.  Also, they choose particularly admirable law schools and law school policies.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

  • 71.88% of respondents were satisfied or highly satisfied with their law school’s marketing to potential students.
  • Faculty and staff from highly ranked law schools were much more likely to be satisfied with anti-discrimination measures than those from lower ranking law schools. Men were much more likely than women to be satisfied.
  • Nearly 27% of assistant and associate professors and lecturers are dissatisfied with the information technology available at the law school.

Data in the report is broken out by numerous useful bench marking criteria such as law school ranking, enrollment size, for public and private institutions, and by personal variables such as academic title, gender, age and even course load.


  • Albany Law School
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis School of Law
  • BYU Law School
  • CA Western Law School
  • California Western School of Law
  • Campbell Law School
  • Chicago Kent College of Law
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell Law School
  • CUNY School of Law
  • Dalhousie University
  • Delaware Law Widener University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • Hofstra University Law School
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • NYU School of Law
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • OSU Moritz College of Law
  • Rutgers Law School
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • SCU Law School - Tech Edge
  • Suffolk U law school
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Law
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law (retired)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • UC Irvine School of Law
  • UCONN School of Law
  • UIC John Marshall Law School
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Denver Law School
  • University of Florida Law
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • University of Louisville Law School
  • University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • UNLV Boyd School of Law
  • Vermont Law School
  • Villanova University School of law
  • Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Widener University: Commonwealth Law School
  • William and Mary Law School

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