Faculty, that is. For a few years now, ever since law school enrollment began to nosedive, the legal futures gurus have been predicting a slimmed-down legal academy. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.), the paring has started, especially in middle- and lower-tier law schools. More evidence? The New York Times has a Dealbook piece, "The Unseen Costs of Cutting Law School Faculty," about Seton Hall layoffs. And, not so coincidentally, the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions Bar’s standards review committee voted last weekend to recommend requiring that law schools provide some form of security of
position short of tenure to all full-time faculty members.