The American Bar Association is moving ahead with changes in its accreditation system that faculty members fear could erode tenure protections for many professors and further weaken job security for clinical faculty members, many of whom don't have tenure to start with.
If new law graduates can't find jobs, whose fault is that? Are the latest crops of new graduates just unlucky to be job-hunting in the worst economic downturn in decades? Are law schools admitting too many students without being fully open about the job market?
When a recent law school graduate announced a hunger strike this month, many rallied around "Ethan Haines," as he described himself. Within the blogosphere, and among many legal educators, there is worry about the tight job market for new law grads, and debate over whether too many students are being admitted to law school.