Why I Teach (A Prescription for the Post-Tenure Blues)

Journal of Legal Education, vol.55, no.3 (September 2005)

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-01

6 Pages Posted: 29 May 2008

Abstract

In this brief essay from a collection of articles designed to demonstrate the scope and breadth of issues in legal pedagogy, Professor Michael Cassidy explores an important psychological event for many in the legal academy - the post-tenure blues. He offers reasons to keep doing what we do - teach with joy, inspiration and a sense of purpose for the next generation. He encourages us to think of our own reasons for what keeps us going in an occupation that many of us think is one of the best in the world.

Keywords: tenure, law professors, teaching

Suggested Citation

Cassidy, R. Michael, Why I Teach (A Prescription for the Post-Tenure Blues). Journal of Legal Education, vol.55, no.3 (September 2005), Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2005-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1138394

R. Michael Cassidy (Contact Author)

Boston College - Law School ( email )

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