Vermont Law School professors lose tenure over budget cuts

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Published: Jul. 18, 2018 at 8:24 AM EDT
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Multiple professors have lost tenure at Vermont Law School as officials attempt to close a $1 million budget deficit.

The Valley News reports some teachers also saw their salaries cut as part of the changes to faculty contracts that were announced Monday.

VLS President Thomas McHenry says the Royalton-based school is in a "much stronger financial position" than it was two months ago. He declined to share how many faculty members are affected by the changes.

Constitutional law professor Peter Teachout says he and 13 other faculty members lost tenure, and the change caught them all by surprise.

He declined to comment further, saying faculty members are bound by a nondisclosure agreement.

McHenry says the school has suffered from a national trend of decreased enrollment.

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