Putting Legal Writing on the Tenure Track: One School's Experience

17 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2015

Date Written: October 12, 2015


This Article discusses the statistics behind the gendered segregation of law school faculties, in which women occupy a disproportionate number of legal writing and other low-status positions, while men continue to hold a disproportionate number of tenured faculty positions. The Article explores the rationales for and against converting legal writing faculty to tenure-track, and shares one law school’s experience of doing so. The Article then suggests lessons and approaches that other schools may wish to take in converting their own legal writing faculty to tenure-track positions.

Keywords: law school faculty, tenure, tenure track, legal writing, gender disparity

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Christopher, Catherine Martin, Putting Legal Writing on the Tenure Track: One School's Experience (October 12, 2015). Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2673588

Catherine Martin Christopher (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University School of Law ( email )

1802 Hartford
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

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