A guide to getting tenure, tailored for faculty of color
Many minority law professors choose legal education because they want to have a positive impact on students, pursue justice, and transform the legal system to improve lives and communities. These professors often discover that they face special challenges in the legal academy, starting from their first day of teaching.
This workshop is a space where pretenure teachers of color can receive support and encouragement as well as concrete guidance on navigating the tenure and promotion process. Diverse panels of experienced and successful law professors will talk about their journey as teachers and legal scholars and offer ways to successfully meet challenges as they arise in the context of scholarship, teaching, service, and the tenure process. By bringing together faculty who are navigating similar career paths, the workshop also facilitates cohort relationships that can provide long-term sources of support.
Attendance at the workshop is included in the cost of the annual meeting registration; there is no separate fee to attend the workshop.
Who should attend?
This workshop is valuable for all minority law school teachers who are navigating the tenure process and looking for guidance and encouragement, including professors who have not yet received a mid-probationary or retention review and professors who have passed the mid-probationary or retention review but are not yet tenured.
Planning Committee for the 2023 Workshop for Pretenured Law School Teachers of Color
Mario L. Barnes, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Chair
Juan F. Perea, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Crystal Yang, Harvard Law School
AALS thanks the Committee for their work and dedication. For more information about the PTOC Workshop, please contact Cara McQuitty.