A. Eligibility to Attend
Any full-time employee of the School of Lawand any student enrolled at the School of Law may attend and speak at faculty meetings, unless the Dean or a majority of the faculty determine otherwise. No other person may attend a faculty meeting, except with the permission of the Dean or a majority of the faculty.
B. Eligibility to Vote
Tenured, tenure-track, and full-time non-tenure track clinical faculty members (as defined in Part IV-4.E.2) may vote at a faculty meeting, except as provided in the paragraphs below.
Only tenured or tenure-track members of the faculty may vote on recommending whether a tenured or tenure-track appointment, including appointment of a Dean should be extended. (See also IV-3 regarding the three departments and IV-4 regarding the appointments process for tenure-track faculty.) Only tenured members of the faculty in the department may vote on recommending whether tenure should be granted to a prospective or existing member of the faculty. Only members of the faculty who have achieved a particular rank (e.g., associate professor or full professor) in the department may vote on recommending whether that rank should be conferred upon a prospective or existing member of the faculty. (See also IV-5 on promotion, tenure, and evaluation.) Each department shall vote separately on standards and rules for promotion, tenure, and evaluation.
In the Legal Studies Department, only members of the faculty in the department who have been granted tenure by the university (even if that tenure has not yet taken effect) may vote to approve, modify, or reject proposals regarding standards or rules regarding promotion, tenure, and evaluation, after consultation with the dean, untenured faculty members, and faculty members from other departments in the School of Law at a faculty meeting.