Recently, I was working on a column about issues facing new law professors now entering the teaching market in uncertain economic times (re tenure, balancing teaching/scholarship etc). It got me to thinking about issues facing post-tenure professors in these times. We've talked a lot generally about the possibility of increased teaching loads and also of potential pressures to teach more practical skills in our classrooms. I'm interested to know what's on post-tenure folks' minds about what the possibility of decreasing class sizes and a tougher economic situation will bring in the short and long term, particularly outside of the classroom. Are there pressures to make scholarship more "relevant" or empirical? Fears of increased administrative burdens if ultimately faculties downsize, or perhaps a potential for less administration if specialty programs are cut?