Apparently this is a big deal to those at the ABA charged with educating America’s future lawyers, but I suspect most people will have the same reaction as the TaxProf law blog does: WTF?
At its February 16-17, 2023, meeting, the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association (the “Council”) considered the status of the University of Oregon School of Law of Law (the “Law School”) and concluded that the Law School is not in compliance with Standard 206(b), with respect to part-time or adjunct faculty.ABA Journal, ABA Legal Ed Council Posts Additional Notice on Faculty Diversity:
According to the law school’s Standard 509 Information Report, it has 52 non-full-time faculty; 23 [44.2%] are men, 29 [55.8%] are women, and nine [17.3%] are people of color. Marcilynn A. Burke, the law school’s dean, did not immediately respond to an ABA Journal interview request
At the same February meeting, the Council found Hofstra back in compliance with Standard 206’s faculty diversity standard with 77 non-full-time faculty; 50 (64.9%) are men, 27 (35.1%) are women, and five (6.5%) are people of color.
- Oregon total faculty: 87: 57.5% are women, 17.3% are people of color
- Hofstra total faculty: 128: 37.5% are women, 9.38% are people of color