Faculty at several universities have passed resolutions in opposition to the proposed changes to the ABA's accreditation standards. The new rules would take away the requirement that law schools offer tenure or similar job protections for professors. Schools could of course continue to grant tenure. They would simply not be required to do so.
We applaud the ABA on this matter. Accreditation is only truly relevant so far as it goes towards allowing graduates to sit for the bar exam. We see no reason why the students of a tenured professor would necessarily be more prepared for the practice of law.
We also believe that any professor who applaud Sonya Sotomayor's "empathy" should be stripped of tenure. Their students will be going on to jobs where they can be fired at will, and where many have been dropped to temporarily pump up profit per partner numbers.