One of the most important contributions a law school can make is to the development of the law through scholarly research. As one of the three pillars of being an academic-the other two being teaching and service-producing legal scholarship in one's respective area of expertise is an enterprise that nearly all law schools would like to support. However, during these challenging times for legal education arising from enrollment declines and the resultant adverse budgetary impacts, fully supporting legal scholarship can be particularly challenging. Having served as Associate Dean for Research I at Washington & Lee University School of Law ("W &L") has shown me that there are several things that can be done to support an institution's scholars, and raise the scholarly visibility of the law school. After briefly discussing some of the traditional approaches to supporting faculty scholarship, I will tum to some of the more novel approaches one might find useful as well.
31 Touro Law Review 25-31 (2014)
Spencer, A. Benjamin, "Supporting and Promoting Scholarly Life in Turbulent Times" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1964.