Abstract

The academic common law may soon vanish, not simply as a result of court action but also due to the American Association of University Professors’s declining role in defending the common law of academic employment. This essay apprises members of the academic profession of changes that are taking place, examines the status of practices long regarded as immutable parts of American academic culture, and challenges the profession to maintain its legacy of independence from external control by reconsidering its own common law.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 295-318
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-01
Open Access
No
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