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Suffolk law school offers buyouts to all tenured faculty


Suffolk University has offered buyouts to law school faculty amid changes that include a new leader for the university.

According to the Boston Globe, Suffolk has offered buyouts to all tenured law faculty and to law professors with renewable long-term contracts.

Suffolk “abruptly replaced” university president James McCarthy last Wednesday, hiring Norman Smith as an interim replacement, according to the Globe. A press release says Smith most recently served as president of Dowling College in New York and is former president of Wagner College, where he was “widely credited with engineering one of the greatest college transformations in the history of American higher education.”

Smith told the Boston Globe he was approached for Suffolk University position about two weeks prior to his appointment.

Smith noted a general decline in law school enrollment in the Boston Globe interview, and said he would take a “quality over quantity” approach when enrolling future law students.

Hat tip to TaxProf Blog and Professor Bainbridge.

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