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Monday, July 01, 2013

Hiring Committees 2013-2014

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2013-2014 law school faculty hiring season:

(a) your school;
(b) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral candidates--we hope that this information will be useful for both entry level and lateral candidates);
(c) other members of your hiring committee (again, please note if there is a distinction between entry level and lateral committees); and
(d) any particular subject areas in which your school is looking to hire.

Additionally, if you would like to share the following information, candidates might find it helpful to know:

(e) your committee's feeling about packets/individualized expressions of interest (affirmatively want to receive them, affirmatively don't want to receive them, or don't care one way or the other); 
(f) your committee's preferred way to be contacted (email, snail-mail, or phone); and/or
(g) the number of available faculty positions at your school.

I will gather all this information in a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet. (Click on that link to access the spreadsheet and download it; you can also scroll through the embedded version below.)

You can't make changes to the spreadsheet directly, so please post the information in the comments, or email me directly, slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu.

Additionally, in 2011, someone very kindly submitted a spreadsheet of addresses of a subset of law schools, if folks want to create their own mail-merge. You can download it here. (If anyone wants to update or expand it and send me a new version, that would be awesome.)

Originally posted: July 1, 2013. I will bump this post periodically.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


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Hiring Committee for Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law)
Chair--Professor John Anderson
Members--Dean Phillip McIntosh, Professor Alina Ng, Professor Christoph Henkel

Posted by: Dean Jim Rosenblatt | Jul 3, 2013 6:17:37 PM

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law: Appointments Committee Chairs for 2013-14 are Michael Wolf and Elizabeth Rowe.

Posted by: Lyrissa Lidsky | Jul 10, 2013 11:37:40 AM

Drexel Law Appointments Committee:
Chair, Adam Benforado; Members: Dan Filler, Karl Okamoto, and Terry Seligmann. Areas of interest: IP, Property

Posted by: Dan Filler | Jul 16, 2013 1:41:47 PM

For Tulane Law School, the hiring committee is unified and Stephen Griffin is the chair. Members of the committee are Adam Feibelman, Shu-yi Oei, Ron Scalise, and Jay Shimshack. Areas of interest are subject matter fields related to law and economics including but not limited to commercial law and business law. This is for an entry level appointment that will be a joint appointment with Tulane University's Murphy Institute of Political Economy (hard to explain in a brief post!)

Posted by: Stephen Griffin | Jul 29, 2013 6:36:48 PM

At University of San Diego, Larry Alexander is chairing a unified committee, rounded out by Laurence Claus, Orly Lobel, and Ted Sichelman. We have a particular interest in environmental, immigration, IP (particularly biomedical), and int’l/comparative, but we will consider outstanding candidates in all fields.

[SBL: Corrected 7/30/13.]

Posted by: Ted Sichelman | Jul 29, 2013 9:33:18 PM

Temple University Beasley School of Law Faculty Selection Committee Chair is Donald Harris. Committee members include: Jane Baron, Brishen Rogers, and Peter Spiro. Lateral candidates should contact Greg Mandel. Areas of priority interest include health law, business and commercial law, civil procedure, intellectual property, law and technology, trust and estates, torts, and employment law/employment discrimination.

Posted by: Donald Harris | Aug 1, 2013 10:35:03 AM

Time for a bump?

Posted by: A. Nonymous | Aug 1, 2013 1:34:44 PM


Fred Brown (chair); Gilda Daniels, Greg Dolin, Margaret Johnson, Barbara White.

Likely needs: Business Orgs, Trusts & Estates, and 1L substantive course (Crim, CivPro, Contracts, or Torts) in combination with LRW (tenure-track, regular faculty position). Other areas may be considered depending on the candidate.

Posted by: DrGrishka | Aug 2, 2013 4:53:14 PM

University of Houston Chair is Joe Sanders, entry level hiring.

Posted by: Richard Alderman | Aug 7, 2013 12:54:13 PM

At Fordham: Chair - Youngjae Lee

Posted by: Jae Lee | Aug 12, 2013 5:13:11 AM

University of Colorado Law School (Boulder) Chair is Scott Peppet.

Posted by: Scott Peppet | Aug 12, 2013 6:18:39 PM

University of New Hampshire School of Law (f/k/a Franklin Pierce Law Center): John Greabe (chair, unified committee), Mike McCann, & Alex Roberts. We're seeking to hire a director for our legal residency/externship program (secure-status or tenure-track). For a possible second hire, we invite applications from lateral and entry-level TT candidates; areas of potential need include IP and topics in the core curriculum. Email (faculty.appointments@law.unh.edu) is preferred and packets are welcome.

Posted by: Alex Roberts | Aug 15, 2013 3:02:08 PM

Suffolk: Co-Chairs are Jessica Silbey and Robert Smith.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Aug 21, 2013 9:17:57 AM

The University of Richmond is seeking to fill the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in Law and up to four additional tenure-track positions. The Robins Chair recognizes a faculty member who has achieved exceptional stature in his or her field, and is not limited by subject matter. The other positions are also flexible in subject matter, but areas of particular interest include administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, antitrust, constitutional law, corporate law, criminal law, ethics, health law, law and economics, professional responsibility, state and local government law, and wills and trusts.

Inquiries should be directed to Corinna Lain, the Chair of the Appointments Committee, at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Aug 22, 2013 8:40:03 AM

The 2013-14 hiring committee chair at Boston College is Renee Jones. BC is seeking to fill a junior-level position in business and commercial law and related areas. In general, the committee discourages correspondence. However, candidates or recommenders with special reasons for writing (e.g., to provide particularly significant information that does not appear in the FAR) may contact us at lawappts at bc dot edu.

Posted by: BDG | Aug 26, 2013 4:10:20 PM

Willamette University College of Law:

Laura Appleman (Chair); Paul Diller, Steven Green, Karen Sandrik, Symeon Symeonides. Our curricular needs include Business Organizations, Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy, and Financial Institutions. Both entry-level and junior (1 to 3 years experience) lateral candidates will be considered.

Posted by: Laura Appleman | Aug 26, 2013 5:06:18 PM

University of Iowa College of Law, Carolyn C. Jones, chair (unified committee), with Thomas Gallanis, Adrien Wing, Todd Pettys, Eric Andersen, and Dean Gail Agrawal. After adding nine new faculty to our ranks in the past three years, we will not be hiring faculty during this coming year.

Posted by: Carolyn C. Jones | Aug 27, 2013 10:47:26 AM

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, Florida
Appointments Committee: Seema Mohapatra (Chair), Stephen Leacock, Terri Day, Lee Schinasi
We are interested in filling curricular needs in the following areas: Legal Research and Writing (tenure track; Commercial Law and related courses; and Criminal Law and related courses. We plan to hire at the entry level (assistant professor).

Posted by: Seema Mohapatra | Aug 27, 2013 12:04:00 PM

Texas Tech University School of Law: John Watts (Chair), Darby Dickerson, Alyson Outenreath, Eric Chiappinelli, and Nancy Soonpaa. We are seeking to fill three positions: the George W. McCleskey Professor of Water Law (a tenure-track candidate would be able to serve as Acting Director); a tenure-track position teaching Oil & Gas, Energy Law and related courses; and a position in our exceptional Legal Practice Program (which includes legal writing and various other skills). Inquiries should be directed to John Watts at john.watts@ttu.edu.

Posted by: John Watts | Aug 29, 2013 11:56:46 AM

SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL in Boston invites applications for a tenure-track position starting in the 2014-2015 academic year. We seek entry-level and pre-tenure laterals with strong academic records and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Our search will focus on candidates with expertise or developing interest in business law, including but not limited to business entities, corporate finance, banking law, or securities regulation. Candidates’ teaching and research areas may also include advanced business topics in business planning or similar transactionally-oriented business subjects. Candidates may also be asked to teach a first year course. Suffolk University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from women, persons of color, sexual orientation minorities and others who will contribute to the diversity of the faculty. Interested candidates should contact Professors Jessica Silbey and Robert Smith, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee, at jsilbey@suffolk.edu and rsmith@suffolk.edu, with a copy to bmello@suffolk.edu, or mail their materials to Co-Chairs of the Appointments Committee, c/o Babs Mello, at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108-4677.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Aug 29, 2013 4:36:59 PM

University of Montana School of Law
Hiring Committee: Larry Howell (chair), Jon Byington, Cynthia Ford, Elaine Gagliardi, Michell Bryan Mudd
One tenure-track assistant or associate professor position teaching Property Law and related courses. To see full description and apply, go to University of Montana employment website: https://umjobs.silkroad.com/

Address questions to chair via email at larry.howell@umontana.edu

Posted by: Larry Howell | Sep 6, 2013 5:22:02 PM

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF LAW is inviting applications for a lateral or entry-level tenure-track faculty position beginning in the fall of 2014. The College of Law will be hiring in the following areas: Tax, Corporate and Business Law, Evidence and/or Professional Responsibility. The College of Law is an important part of a major research university and offers a collegial and supportive atmosphere for its faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should have a J.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a record of high academic achievement and should demonstrate promise for excellence in teaching and in scholarly productivity. The College of Law is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and particularly seeks applications from women, members of minority groups, and others whose background may add to that diversity. Applicants should send a letter of application and résumé to Melynda Price, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, by mail at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY 40506-0048, or by email to the administrative assistant for the committee at jason.souders@uky.edu. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University.

Posted by: Scott Bauries | Sep 17, 2013 3:12:30 PM

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