Credentials Verification for Law School Faculty


Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Emory University School of Law that full-time faculty positions within the Law School shall require 1) an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and 2) a first professional degree in law from an American law school that is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and that is a member of the association of American Law Schools, or the equivalent thereof in another discipline or under a different system of education.

Reasons for Policy

As an institution of higher education committed to excellence in teaching, research, and public service and as a unit of Emory University, which is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Emory Law must ensure that full-time faculty possess appropriate academic credentials commensurate with the requirements of their positions and that academic degrees have been awarded by appropriately accredited institutions.

Procedures

For tenured and tenure-track faculty, the Faculty Appointments Committee shall be responsible for obtaining the academic credentials of all individuals hired, and for verifying that such credentials meet the requirements for the position and have been issued by appropriately accredited institutions. For all other full-time faculty, the Law School’s Director of Administration shall be responsible for obtaining the academic credentials of all individuals hired and for verifying that such credentials meet the requirements for the position and have been issued by appropriately accredited institutions. Credentials verification records shall be forwarded to office of Human Resources for inclusion in employee personnel files.