The American Bar Association’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar voted over the weekend to continue requiring law schools to protect tenure for full-time faculty members as a condition of accreditation.

The council reversed the earlier call by a majority of its members to do away with the tenure requirement in favor of a so-called “security of position” system that would give law schools more flexibility and afford equal job protections to all kinds of faculty—doctrinal professors, clinicians and legal writing instructors.

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