Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Hiring Chairs for 2009-10: Announce Yourselves Here Please
N.B. This has been bumped to the front, and will be every couple weeks or so.
As is customary around this time of year, we are hoping law schools will use this space to share some relevant information regarding hiring for the coming year. Specifically, if you're a prawf, please share the following information related to the Fall 2009 and/or spring 2010 hiring season:
If you're on the market, or a prawf, please check out this thread here so you can share information regarding whether a particular school has begun making appointments for first-rounds or callbacks.
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Our hiring chair this year at the University of San Diego is Don Dripps, after he chaired a very successful recruitment year last year (we hired Avi Bell, Ted Sichelman and Jordan Barry, and a three year visit of Michael Perry).
We are still defining our needs so I will update soon, but keep us posted about your files. It is also a good idea to send materials to associate deans as someone recently suggested on a Leiter comment, as teaching visits can turn out to be matching opportunities.
Good luck to all!
Posted by: Orly Lobel | Jun 17, 2009 12:43:48 PM
I am the hiring chair at IU -- Indianapolis. The other members of the committee are Susie Mead, Antony Page, George Edwards, Andy Klein, and Shawn Boyne. We are planning to hire up to four people and are looking for (among other things): Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Trusts and Estates, Commercial Law, Land Use, Administrative Law, Corporate Finance, and Tax. (I'm sure I've left some off the list, but the gist is that we are looking at a broad portfolio.)
Posted by: Gerard N. Magliocca | Jun 17, 2009 1:53:20 PM
I'm the chair at St. Thomas (Minnesota). Our most pressing hiring needs are in criminal law, civil procedure, evidence, environmental law, and business-related courses.
Posted by: Rob Vischer | Jun 17, 2009 2:35:10 PM
I am the appointments chair at the University of Illinois. We welcome applications in all areas, but have particular interest in constitutional law, administrative law, legislation, private international law, intellectual property, tax, corporate finance, and professional responsibility.
Posted by: Dan Hamilton | Jun 17, 2009 3:41:30 PM
I'll be doing the Chair-ing duties at Stanford, but other committee members and hiring goals not set yet.
Posted by: bob weisberg | Jun 18, 2009 10:20:26 AM
I am the chair of the appointments committee at the University of Iowa. We have particular interest in corporations, intellectual property, and tax, but are open to other areas.
Posted by: Jim Tomkovicz | Jun 18, 2009 10:23:05 AM
I am the chair of appointments at the University of Colorado Boulder. We are looking to fill two chaired positions (business & a chair in experiential learning) and at the entry level. We're interested in all areas, with some focus on environmental and business candidates.
Posted by: Scott Peppet | Jun 18, 2009 11:04:05 AM
Beth Eisler (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be the chair of the unified committee at the University of Toledo.
Posted by: Geoff Rapp | Jun 18, 2009 11:20:54 AM
Leslie Yalof Garfield (email@example.com) will be the chair of the Appointments Committee at Pace Law School in White Plains, NY. Same chair for both entry-level and lateral candidates.
Posted by: Bridget Crawford | Jun 18, 2009 11:25:45 AM
I am the incoming chair at Michigan State University. The other (unified) committee members are Daniel Barnhizer, Adam Candeub, Catherine Grosso, Dean Joan Howarth, Mae Kuykendall, and Charles Ten Brink. We are looking for a director for our intellectual property program; for a teacher-scholar in business enterprises; and a director for our rental housing clinic. We also need to hire a leader for our new academic support program, though that is being handled by a separate committee chaired by Mary Bedikian. More opportunities might open up too, if other needs emerge.
Posted by: Brian Kalt | Jun 18, 2009 11:56:20 AM
Stephen Bainbridge and I are the co-chairs of the external appointments committee at UCLA for this upcoming year. The other members are Iman Anabtawi, Jonathan Varat, Jonathan Zasloff, and Noah Zatz. We have not yet identified our hiring priorities.
Posted by: Katherine Stone | Jun 18, 2009 12:49:02 PM
Timothy Glynn is the chair of the Appointments Committee (entry level) and Charles Sullivan is the chair of Lateral Hiring at Seton Hall Law School. We are looking to hire in a number of areas next year but haven't determined our priorities yet.
Posted by: Solangel Maldonado | Jun 18, 2009 1:02:42 PM
I will be serving as chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at the University of Alabama School of Law during the 2009-2010 academic year. We hope to make two chair-level lateral hires this year and have look/see visitors lined up for both positions. If either look/see visitor declines a permanent offer, however, the committee will review applications and nominations for these positions (including those held over from the 2008-2009 academic year). In addition, we will be seeking a new director for the law school's clinical programs (the formal title for the position is "Associate Dean for Skills Programs") and the committee would welcome applications and nominations for this position. We do not anticipate entry level hiring this year, although it is very early and this could change.
Ron Krotoszynski, Jr.
University of Alabama School of Law
Posted by: Ron Krotoszynski, Jr. | Jun 18, 2009 3:41:58 PM
I will be serving as chair of the UC-Davis King Hall School of Law Appointments Committee for the upcoming year. The other members of the committee are: Anupam Chander, Elizabeth Joh, John Oakley and Madhavi Sunder. Associate Dean Vik Amar is an ex officio member. We have not yet identified our priority areas.
Posted by: Keith Aoki | Jun 18, 2009 3:52:30 PM
I will be chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at the University of Maine School of Law for the 2009-2010 academic year. The other committee members are David Owen and Charles Norchi. We will be hiring one person, and have not yet identified priority areas. The same committee will deal with this hire whether it is an entry-level or a lateral hire.
Posted by: Jennifer B. Wriggins | Jun 18, 2009 4:06:59 PM
I was the chair (vice-chair, technically) of Notre Dame's Appointments Committee last year. (We hired Stephen Smith laterally from the University of Virginia, and Dan Kelly from the entry-level market.) I will be on the Committee again during the upcoming year, along with my colleagues Mark McKenna, Amy Barrett, John Nagle, and Dean Nell Newton. We have not yet designated the (vice) chair. Curricular / research areas of particular (but not exclusive) interest include Commercial / Bankruptcy, IBT, Torts, IP / Patent, and Legal History.
Posted by: Rick Garnett | Jun 18, 2009 5:55:56 PM
I am hiring chair this year at Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org), for both entry-level and laterals. We haven't defined needs yet, but should be hiring for at least one open position.
Posted by: Jerry Anderson | Jun 18, 2009 6:34:16 PM
Our appointments chair at St. John's is Rosemary Salomone, and our committee is divided into two subcommittees: Entry-Level (Rosemary Salomone, Anita Krishnakumar, Chris Borgen, and myself) and Lateral (Vince Alexander, Ray Warner, Elaine Chiu, and Len Baynes). All inquiries can be sent to email@example.com. We are poised to significantly enhance our faculty this year, and are looking for strong scholars in all areas, with particular interest in the areas of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, International Business Transactions, Patent Law, Property, Torts, and Trusts and Estates.
Posted by: Jeremy Sheff | Jun 19, 2009 7:34:05 AM
The appointments chair at Southwestern Law School is our dean, Bryant Garth. We haven't finalized the committee yet, but I'll be on it. Areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) business associations, contracts, property, health care, and trademark. Send inquiries to Doreen Heyer (dheyer at swlaw.edu), and you can contact me (dfagundes at swlaw.edu) with general questions about Southwestern too.
Posted by: Dave Fagundes | Jun 21, 2009 12:03:38 PM
I'll be the hiring chair at Wayne Law this year, and Steve Winter will be vice-chair focusing on lateral hiring; the other committee members haven't been named yet. We're especially interested in folks working in the areas of corporate/securities law, criminal law, environmental law, labor law, trial advocacy, and civil procedure.
Posted by: Jon Weinberg | Jun 21, 2009 2:17:02 PM
The Hastings Committee is as follows:
I'd guess this will be a tight year for hiring in light of the California budget crisis and how it is affecting public schools. But our strongest needs have been in IP, Corps, and tax.
Posted by: Ethan Leib | Jun 22, 2009 3:15:33 PM
NKU-Chase's committee is not yet finalized and our hiring needs are not yet pinned down, but we will be hiring this year. Feel free to send apps and questions to me: Jennifer Anglim Kreder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Jennifer Kreder | Jun 23, 2009 10:53:12 PM
Jack Beermann is Appointments Chair at Boston University. We are looking at entry-level and lateral hires. We have a unified committee. Gary Lawson will be coordinating lateral hiring for the committee, which also includes Hugh Baxter, Daniela Caruso, Stacey Dogan, Alan Feld and Ken Simons, as well as Associate Dean Ward Farnsworth ex officio. We are especially interested in civil procedure, securities and corporate law, criminal law, commercial law and bankruptcy, but we are not constrained to only those subject matter areas.
We encourage candidates to contact us directly.
Posted by: Jack Beermann | Jun 24, 2009 11:12:19 AM
I am chairing the faculty appointments committee at Lewis & Clark again this year. The committee also includes Ed Brunet, Janet Steverson, Jan Neuman, Jeff Jones and Melissa Powers. We have several subject matter need, but, alas, likely only one slot. Our highest priorities include business associations, torts, estates and trusts, land use and property. We may also be looking to make an environmental hire with a separate budgetary strategy.
Candidates can feel free to contact me directly.
Posted by: Craig Johnston | Jun 24, 2009 1:03:36 PM
Professor Robert Spoo is the Chair of the Appointments Committee at the University of Tulsa. The other members of the committee are myself (Tamara Piety), Lyn Entzeroth, Patience Crowder and Carrie Basas. We will be looking to fill 2-3 positions, 1 or more of which will be a lateral. Although we are interested in talking to excellent candidates in any area, we have particular needs in environmental and resource law and in any business related courses including, business associations, secured transactions, securities, antitrust, tax and bankruptcy.
Posted by: Tamara Piety | Jun 25, 2009 4:50:49 PM
I am the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at Loyola University Chicago School of Law this year. The other members of the committee are John Breen, Jennifer Brendel, Stacy Platt, Anne-Marie Rhodes and Neil Williams. We are attempting to fill two positions -- one is a tenure-track position for which our primary curricular needs are real property and trusts & estates. The second position is a clinical position in health law where we are seeking a candidate to develop a live client clinic with the Beazley Health Law Institute.
Posted by: Jeffrey Kwall | Jun 29, 2009 2:04:49 PM
Chris Johnson is chairing the Appointments Committee at Franklin Pierce Law Center this year. Other members include Susan Richey (Associate Dean), Mitchell Simon, Dana Irwin and me. We are looking to make tenure-track appointments in up to 3 areas: IP/business, IP litigation and environmental regulation. For the latter 2 positions, we'd prefer someone who's able also to teach 1st year civ pro, and for all 3 positions practice experience would be a significant advantage. We welcome entry level as well as lateral applications. Feel free to apply directly to Chris (email@example.com) or me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Posted by: Mary Wong | Jun 30, 2009 10:00:10 AM
The Chair of the Appointments Committee this coming year at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be Michael Scharf. I will be on the committee as well. I don't know whether all other members of the committee have been announced. As for needs, in my opinion we have definite needs in the the BA and commercial law areas, though I suspect the committee will identify additional interests once we've had the chance to meet.
Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Jun 30, 2009 4:18:34 PM
I will be the Appointments Chair at Drexel next year. We anticipate making several hires. We continue to seek faculty in a wide variety of areas, including (but not limited to): family law, civil procedure, federal courts, evidence, corporate law, and our clinic. In addition, we remain interested in adding faculty to teach first year courses.
Posted by: Dan Filler | Jun 30, 2009 4:46:42 PM
Oops! In my list of needs at Drexel, I forgot to include international law and professional responsibility.
Posted by: Dan Filler | Jul 2, 2009 10:53:25 AM
I am Appointments Committee chair at Penn for 2009-10.
Posted by: Polk Wagner | Jul 3, 2009 8:43:03 AM
The faculty appointments committee for the LSU Law Center for 2009-10 is composed of the following members:
Bill Corbett, Chair
The committee will address both entry-level and lateral hires. Areas of particular interest include civil law, international and comparative law, energy law, and clinical.
Posted by: William Corbett | Jul 3, 2009 11:30:36 AM
The full appointments committee at Case Western has been announced. Here it is:
Michael Scharf, Chair
Jacqui Lipton, ex oficio
As I noted in my prior post, we have a definite interest in BA and commercial law, but will be looknig at some other things as well.
Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Jul 8, 2009 7:43:28 AM
I am chair of the Appointments Committee at Saint Louis University. We are looking to hire in a number of areas next year but haven't determined our priorities yet. We are interested in both entry-level and lateral candidates.
Saint Louis University School of Law
Posted by: Elizabeth Pendo | Jul 9, 2009 4:57:54 PM
The SUNY Buffalo appointments committee this year is:
Errol Meidinger, Chair
We hope to hire several people this year and will be looking in a variety of areas including administrative, civil rights, commercial, criminal, environmental, and tax.
Posted by: Errol Meidinger | Jul 12, 2009 12:41:18 PM
At Penn State, Catherine Rogers is the chair. The other members are David Kaye, Kit Kinports, Zak Kramer, John Lopatka, Carla Pratt, and Marie Reilly.
We are interested in both entry-level and lateral hiring and we will be meeting soon to determine our needs for the coming hiring season.
Posted by: Zak Kramer | Jul 13, 2009 12:41:14 AM
The University of Richmond School of Law is interested in making one or two entry level appointments in international law, wills, property/land use, corporate (transactional), tax, and/or advocacy. We are also looking to fill the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in Law. The Robins Chair recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in his or her field, and is not limited by subject matter. The appointments committee includes Dan Murphy, Clark Williams, Carl Tobias, Jim Gibson, Shari Motro, and myself.
Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 15, 2009 2:20:22 PM
Rich Friedman (email@example.com) will chair a single unified hiring committee for Michigan in 2009-10. The other members of the committee are Peggy Radin, Steve Croley, Steve Ratner, Alicia Davis and me.
Posted by: Jessica Litman | Jul 17, 2009 10:08:02 AM
Brooklyn Law School's Entry Level Appointments Committee is chaired by Bailey Kuklin, and includes Ed Cheng, Steven Dean, Claire Kelly, Nelson Tebbe and myself. Our Lateral Level Appointments Committee is chaired by Marsha Garrison, and includes Bill Araiza, Roberta Karmel, Rebecca Kysar and Jason Mazzone.
We are looking to hire in several areas, including business and securities, health, tax, trusts and estates, torts, criminal, and international law.
Posted by: Miriam Baer | Jul 17, 2009 2:33:00 PM
The chair of the hiring committee at Goznaga Law School is Gerry Hess. The other committee members are me, Ann Murphy, Vickie Williams, and Amy Kelley. We're still determining our precise hiring needs, but we may fill as many as five positions this year.
Posted by: Brooks Holland | Jul 17, 2009 4:20:02 PM
At Vanderbilt, Chris Slobogin (firstname.lastname@example.org) is chair of this year's lateral committee, which will try to fill up to four positions, and Nancy King (email@example.com) is chair of the entry level committee, which will be filling two positions. Members of the lateral committee are Mark Brandon, Tracey George, Terry Maroney,Amanda Rose, Randall Thomas and Ingrid Wuerth. Members of the entry level committee are Lisa Bressman, Nita Farahany, and Dan Sharstein.
Posted by: Christopher Slobogin | Jul 20, 2009 8:43:30 AM
The ASU hiring chair is Milton Schroeder. The Committee members are Dennis Karjala, Carissa Hessick, Myles Lynk, Rebecca Tsosie, Tamara Herrera and Doug Sylvester. We do not, generally, hire only in specific "needs" but we are interested in people (entry level or lateral) with the following areas of expertise: business/commercial law, land use/sustainability, intellectual property (patents and high technology), criminal procedure, administrative, and transnational.
Posted by: Doug Sylvester | Jul 20, 2009 1:34:31 PM
I am the chair of the appointments committee at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Other members of the committee are Interim Dean Anna Shavers and Professors Steve Bradford, Colleen Medill, and Eric Berger. We are looking to fill up to four tenure-track positions. Areas of particular interest include torts, professional responsibility, corporations, corporate finance and governance, alternative dispute resolution, family law, and space law and telecommunications law. (Courses in space and telecommunications law are offered to J.D. students as well as LL.M. students in the College of Law’s new Space and Telecommunications Law program that began in 2008.)
Posted by: Richard Moberly | Jul 22, 2009 7:46:09 AM
At New York Law School, the appointments committee this year is co-chaired by Deborah Archer and Arthur Leonard. Other members of the committee are Gerald Korngold, Rebecca Roiphe, Ruti Teitel, Dan Hunter, Dean Rick Matasar, Associate Dean Carol Buckler. Also prominently involved in the hiring process this year will be Anne Goldstein, director of our first year Legal Skills program.
Our first priority this year is to hire three experienced full-time instructors for our new first-year Legal Skills program, which will be implemented for one section of our day division during 2010-2011, and will then be expanded to the full first year class the following academic year. This program will consolidate first-year instruction in legal method, writing, lawyering skills and legal research.
Our subject matter priorities for tenure track hiring include commercial law & bankruptcy; trusts & estates (with an interest in tax); and civil procedure and litigation-oriented courses. We have an unoccupied chair to fill in the T&E area, and are particularly interested in hearing from highly accomplished teachers and scholars in that area who might want to relocate to a chaired position in New York City.
Posted by: Art Leonard | Jul 23, 2009 5:45:29 PM
Update on Vanderbilt: We are also hiring a Legal Writing Director this year, and I (Suzanna Sherry) am chairing that committee. Other members of the committee are Martin Cerjan, Brian Fitzpatrick, Steve Hetcher, Alex Hurder, and Yoli Redero.
Posted by: Suzanna Sherry | Jul 27, 2009 1:52:43 PM
Cardozo's (Non-Clinical) Appointments Committee will be chaired by Myriam Gilles; the other members are Michael Herz, Melanie Leslie, Alex Reinert, and Jeanne Schroeder. Although we have a unified committee for entry-level and lateral hires, we have a separate Clinical Appointments Committee which also will be chaired by Myriam Gilles; the other members are Toby Golick, Michael Herz, Jonathan Oberman, and Jeanne Schroeder.
Posted by: Alex Reinert | Jul 27, 2009 7:46:17 PM
I'm chairing the appointments committee at Temple. Other members are Greg Mandel, Don Harris, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, and Ellie Margolies. We have yet to set our needs for tenure-track hiring, but torts, corporate tax, and commercial law are likely priorities. Inquiries welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by: Peter Spiro | Jul 31, 2009 10:36:40 AM
Linda Keller is Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Other members include Dean Rudy Hasl, Professors Julie Greenberg, Kevin (K.J.) Greene, Marybeth Herald, and Anders Kaye. This committee handles both entry-level and lateral hiring. Applicants from all subject areas are welcome. At this point, we anticipate the following needs, but this is not an exhaustive list: constitutional law, evidence, legal writing, patent and tax law. We also anticipate hiring for the TJSL Teaching Fellowship; for more details, please see the AALS Placement Bulletin or contact Linda Keller at email@example.com (in the subject line, specify "FAC" for inquiries for tenure-track positions or indicate "Fellowship").
Posted by: Linda Keller | Jul 31, 2009 7:37:39 PM
Update on Notre Dame's hiring committee: I am this year's vice-chair (our dean formally chairs the committee). As Rick said in his earlier post, the Committee includes Rick Garnett, Mark McKenna, John Nagle, and Dean Nell Newton. Our needs include Commercial/Bankruptcy, IP/Patent, IBT, legal history, and jurisprudence. In addition, we are looking for a clinician.
Posted by: Amy Barrett | Aug 1, 2009 9:43:28 AM
At the University of Florida, Kenneth Nunn (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the chair of the lateral hiring committee, which also includes Elizabeth Lear, Michael Wolf, Stuart Cohn, and me. Mike Seigel (email@example.com) is the chair of the entry-level hiring committee, which also includes Mary Jane Angelo, Alyson Flournoy, Elizabeth Rowe, and Mark Fenster. We'll be looking to hire in corporate law, family law, and international business transactions.
Posted by: Bill Page | Aug 2, 2009 2:06:46 PM
Stanford Commitete for 2009-10: Bob Weisberg (Chair), Rich Ford, Pam Karlan, Mike Klausner, Larry Kramer (ex officio), Jenny Martinez
Posted by: robert weisberg | Aug 2, 2009 3:41:33 PM
Thomas Mitchell is the chair of the Appointments Committee at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The other members of the committee are Associate Dean Heinz Klug, Howie Erlanger, John Ohnesorge, Allison Christians, Darian Ibrahim, Pilar Ossorio, and Stephanie Tai.
We are considering lateral and entry-level candidates in the areas of commercial law/bankruptcy and tax law. With respect to tax law, we are seeking to hire someone with expertise in business taxation, including corporate and partnership tax.
Posted by: Thomas Mitchell | Aug 2, 2009 9:10:28 PM
I am chairing the appointments committee this year at Cornell. Other members are Sherry Colb, Ted Eisenberg, Eduardo Peñalver, Jeff Rachlinski, and Laura Underkuffler. We will have an entry-level subcommittee, members TBA. Our hiring needs, as well as the number of available slots, are fairly flexible.
Posted by: Brad Wendel | Aug 4, 2009 9:51:34 AM
Tony Reese is the chair of the unified hiring committee at UC Irvine for 2009-10. Other committee members include Mario Barnes, Carrie Hempel, Christopher Lelsie, and Ann Southworth. They will be reviewing lateral and entry-level candidates in nearly all subject areas, although there will be particular interest in corporate law, international law, and clinical instruction.
Posted by: Dan L. Burk | Aug 4, 2009 10:34:29 AM
George Taylor is the Chair of our Committee at Pittsburgh this year. we are particularly interested in entry level Evidence and Professional Responsibility.
Posted by: John Burkoff | Aug 4, 2009 2:13:17 PM
I am the Entry-Level Appointments Chair at Columbia for 2009-2010.
Posted by: Gillian Metzger | Aug 5, 2009 11:59:16 AM
At Cleveland-Marshall Kevin O'Neill is chairing the tenure/tenure-track hiring committee that includes me, Dena Davis, Browne Lewis and Alan Weinstein. We are looking to fill two slots, with one dedicated to health law. We will be looking at both new hires and laterals.
Posted by: Brian Ray | Aug 5, 2009 8:59:01 PM
I'd like to make one addendum to our areas of interest at the University of Wisconsin Law School. For the commercial law/bankruptcy slot I mentioned before, we are also interested in considering people who are contracts scholars.
Posted by: Thomas Mitchell | Aug 6, 2009 11:55:47 AM
I am the chair of the entry level appointments committee at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Alexandra Natapoff is chairing our laterals committee.
Posted by: Michael Waterstone | Aug 6, 2009 3:06:33 PM
Professor Nancy Zisk is the chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee at the Charleston School of Law. We will be looking to fill at least two positions, with Trusts and Estates, and Business Associations being our biggest needs.
Posted by: Richard Gershon | Aug 7, 2009 12:42:08 PM