ALBANY, N.Y., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albany Law School is ranked among the top 12 doctoral universities with the largest share of female tenured professors, according to the March 2009 issue of the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The list is based on a report by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) that considered more than 1,400 U.S. colleges and universities, including 221 doctoral-granting institutions.
With female tenured professors making up 38 percent of the faculty, Albany Law School significantly exceeds the national average of 26 percent at doctoral-granting institutions. The AAUP study found that women are being hired in higher numbers into positions that do not lead to tenure, which limits the possibility of promotion and salary increase.
"We have always valued a diverse faculty to produce diverse scholarship and reflect a diverse student population," said President and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey. "Our established endowed professorship, the Kate Stoneman Chair in Law and Democracy, named for our 1898 alumna, the first woman lawyer in New York state, is one indication of our commitment to increasing the presence of women in the legal field."
The full article is available at http://www.diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/article_12351.shtml.
For more information on the AAUP Faculty Gender Equity Indicators report, visit http://www.aaup.org/aaup/pubsres/research/geneq2006.htm.
ALBANY LAW SCHOOL is a small, independent private school in the heart of New York State's capital since 1851. As the oldest law school in New York and the oldest independent law school in the nation, the institution offers students an innovative, rigorous curriculum taught by a committed faculty. Several nationally recognized programs -- including the Government Law Center and the Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center -- provide opportunities for students to apply classroom learning. Students have access to New York's highest court, federal courts and the state legislature, as well as a thriving tech-based economy. With 9,000-plus alumni practicing in every state in the country, and several continents, the employment rate for graduates has been well above the national average for law schools for the past 26 years. Visit www.albanylaw.edu.
Nick Crounse at (518) 445-3208 or NCrou@AlbanyLaw.edu
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