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ERIC Number: ED058859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 47
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Amicus Brief of the Association of American Law Schools.
Oberer, Walter; And Others
The sole issue discussed in this amicus brief is whether law faculty should be in a representational unit separate from the rest of the university in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) conducted elections. It is the position of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) that the NLRB should adopt a policy of preferring to place law faculty in a bargaining unit separate from other university faculty. This brief demonstrates that the law faculty's sense of identity and community of interests are separate and apart from that of the rest of the faculty. It shows that, in comparison with other faculty, the law teacher comes from a different kind of academic work experience background, conducts himself in a manner that reflects his special responsibilities to the legal profession, is rewarded under separate promotional and salary criteria, teaches a very unique group of students, utilizes distinctive teaching methods, and operates within a different type of curriculum. In light of these and other circumstances, it is evident that the welfare of legal education and the legal profession are best served by finding that law faculty are in a separate voting unit. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Law Schools, Washington, DC.