Welcome back to Ahead of the Curve. I’m Karen Sloan, legal education editor at Law.com, and I’ll be your host for this weekly look at innovation and notable developments in legal education.

This week I’m looking at a new law review article that concludes law schools may be a bit too generous in their tenure decisions, and that the quality of scholarship would improve if a higher percentage of candidates didn’t make the cut. Next up is Regent University’s somewhat unusual decision to get its next law dean from the bench—the North Carolina Supreme Court, to be precise. Finally, Albany Law SchoolVanderbilt Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School have announced multi-million donations in recent days. 

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