This site gathers the standards law schools use
when determining whether to promote or retain legal writing faculty.
The purpose for gathering these standards is to provide a resource
to any school that is considering implementing or revising its own
Standards for Granting Tenure
The links below lead to standards schools use for granting tenure.
Standards for Promotion or Granting or Renewing Contracts (other
than for tenure)
The links below lead to standards school use to determine promotion
or contract renewal for legal writing faculty who are not on tenure
The links below lead to additional resources that may help legal
writing faculty prepare for annual, promotion, and tenure reviews.
Melissa Weresh, Form
and Substance: Standards for Promotion and Retention of Legal
Writing Faculty on Clinical Tenure Track, 37 Golden Gate
U. L. Rev. 281 (Winter 2007). The article provides a thorough
discussion about the standards schools use to determine whether
to promote or retain legal writing faculty. The article also
contains an appendix with a list of standards from seventeen schools.
for Reviewing an LRW Class (Posted 5/1/07) - These guidelines, which were developed
at the University of Oregon School of Law, are intended to show
non-LRW faculty how to appreciate an excellent LRW class. The
ideas in these guidelines should be helpful to LRW faculty in
preparing for a classroom visit, an important part of the review
process for promotion and contract renewal.
If you have materials that you would like added to this page, please
contact Prof. Lucy Jewelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.