Promotion Standards



As part of each Survey, CSALE asks participants to submit their promotion and retention standards for applied legal educators. Law schools considering changes to their standards typically find such examples extremely helpful. Below are the schools that have submitted their standards. They are divided into four groups: (i) schools with Tenure or Clinical Tenure Track clinicians; (ii) schools with Tenure Track and Clinical Contract clinicians: (iii) schools with clinicians working under a contract; and (iv) schools with standards that cover both clinicians on tenure/clinical tenure track and contract. Simply click on the school's name to download their standards in pdf format and note that the year in the file name is the year that the standards were submitted to CSALE and not necessarily the year that the standards were adopted at a particular school. Please also note that many schools who use the Tenure Track and Clinical Tenure Track models often have some clinicians working under alternative arrangements (e.g., fellows, short term contracts, staff attorneys). Finally, if you would like to add your school's standards to the list, simply attach them to an email to administrator@csale.org.


Tenure Track/Clinical Tenure Track:

Albany Law School |

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Golden Gate University School of Law |

Pace University School of Law |

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - Arizona State University|

Thomas M. Cooley Law School |

University of Baltimore School of Law |

University of Denver College of Law |

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law |

University of Nebraska College of Law |

University of South Carolina School of Law |

University of St. Thomas School of Law |

University of Tulsa College of Law |

Vermont Law School


Tenure Track/Clinical Contract

University of New Hampshire School of Law |


Clinical Contract

Indiana University Maurer School of Law |

Michigan State University College of Law |

New England Law |

Oklahoma City University School of Law |

St. John's University School of Law |

University of Alabama School of Law |

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law |

University of Colorado Law School |

University of Conneticut School of Law |

University of Houston Law Center |

University of Iowa College of Law |

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law |

University of Michigan Law School |

University of Notre Dame Law School |

University of Pittsburgh School of Law |

University of Wisconsin Law School |

Wayne State University Law School


Tenure Track / Clinical Tenure Track and Clinical Contract

Suffolk University Law School

University of Minnesota Law School