Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Another Academic Purge

Apparently Seton Hall has given notice to its junior Law School Faculty that they might be let go. One feels sorry for those let go. It is a sign of the times though. Times are tough and the law school is downsizing. As is typical in these situations, the junior faculty have less seniority and less clout and are let go. It would be highly unusual for a university to get rid of its senior faculty, or the ones who have been productive in favor of keeping around the junior faculty who have done little or nothing in the way of publishing. Any academic unit who did so would have a lot of explaining to do.