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Monday, October 20, 2014

Law School Hiring, 2014-2015, Thread Two

Please leave comments on this thread regarding whether you have received:

(a)  a callback from a law school and/or accepted it; or

(b) an offer from a law school and/or accepted it; feel free to also leave details about the offer, including teaching load, research leave, etc. A school listed as "offer accepted" may have made more than one offer and may still have some slots open.

Five miscellaneous things:

1. If you don't want your contact information displayed, enter anon@anon.edu or something like that as an email address.

2. There is a  separate thread, "A Clearinghouse for Questions," for general questions or comments about the teaching market. Please do not use the thread below for general questions or comments. (Such comments will be deleted, not out of hostility or in a judgy way, just to keep this thread focused.)

3. There's quite a cache of materials relevant to the law job market under the archive categories Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market and Entry Level Hiring Report.

4. The year's first hiring thread is here. Comments to that thread are now closed.

5. In each of the last five years, someone who is on the market has volunteered to aggregate the information on a spreadsheet. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me directly at slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu, and I will get you set up.

Update: We once again have an aggregator! Below is the spreadsheet, which you can view and download here.

All information should come in through the comments. Our aggregator will use the spreadsheet to aggregate the information.  Only the aggregator will be able to edit the spreadsheet, but when the aggregator edits the spreadsheet, those changes will be reflected in the embedded, downloadable version below.

The aggregator will update the spreadsheet approximately once a week.

You can reach the aggregator at aalsaggregator (at) gmail (dot) com.

 A link to the last page of comments is here.

 

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on October 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink

Comments

Creighton called to schedule a 1st round of property interviews via skype in the near future.

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 10:28:27 AM

Alabama callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 11:34:40 AM

Brooklyn callback (arranged pre-AALS).

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 12:12:54 PM

Valparaiso callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 1:04:21 PM

Much quieter than the Monday-after last year. Is this an indication of less sharing (as we saw with the interview thread) or of hiring committees feeling like they have more time to process before offering callbacks (which we saw with the interview scheduling)?

Posted by: A-Anon | Oct 20, 2014 4:36:16 PM

Vanderbilt callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 5:10:10 PM

Barry Law callback

Posted by: Anon | Oct 20, 2014 5:16:50 PM

Campbell callback

Posted by: anon4 | Oct 20, 2014 5:17:43 PM

Arizona callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 10:31:09 AM

Houston callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 10:54:42 AM

Northern Illinois callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 10:55:29 AM

Anyone hear from ASU or Colorado yet?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 11:26:54 AM

Missouri callback.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 11:52:54 AM

@ anon | Oct 21, 2014 11:52:54 AM: Is that Missouri-Kansas City or Missouri-Columbia? And would you be willing to share the subject area?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 12:19:17 PM

Texas Tech callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 4:28:39 PM

I have heard of callbacks from DePaul and Washington from others. To answer an earlier poster, I interviewed with ASU and Colorado and I haven't heard anything. Anyone hear from UC Irvine or FSU?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 6:23:25 PM

I've received notices from Vanderbilt and Washington that I was not in their first round of callbacks. very much appreciate both committees giving those updates.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 7:12:51 PM

I've heard of an Irvine callback.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 7:17:06 PM

Question for anon @ 6:23:25 re: Colorado ---

Did you get a really weird question from their Dean about high school, by chance?

Posted by: anondo | Oct 21, 2014 7:31:33 PM

I interviewed with Colorado and got that question. Also, I didn't post at 6:23:25.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:02:09 PM

Colorado callback.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:20:34 PM

Anon @ 8:20--what area for the Colorado callback? Tax? Crim? Also, does anyone know if ASU is still looking to hire for two spots?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:27:05 PM

Any word from T10 schools?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:30:38 PM

Ok: what's the Colorado high school question?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:47:19 PM

This is a fourth Colorado person here (no callback, unfortunately). If I remember correctly, the question from the Dean was something like: can you tell us about a job or internship that you had in high school and what you learned from the experience?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 8:49:13 PM

Has anyone else gotten a Missouri callback and was it Cokumbia or KC?

Posted by: Anonanon | Oct 21, 2014 9:25:31 PM

Care to disclose the subject area for the Texas Tech callback?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 21, 2014 9:28:41 PM

Has anyone heard from Memphis?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 9:51:07 PM

Missouri callback, Columbia.

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 9:53:38 PM

What area for the Missouri callbacks?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 21, 2014 10:03:37 PM

Anyone hear from Kentucky?

Posted by: anon | Oct 21, 2014 10:55:27 PM

High school job?

That's a dumb question.

Posted by: Biondi | Oct 22, 2014 12:08:15 AM

Ohio State ding.

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 5:15:18 AM

No, question about a high school job is not a dumb question because most law professor candidates are so privileged that they did not have to have jobs during high school (or college or graduate school). The candidates that stumbled over this question were likely driving a luxury car that they did not buy at age 16 to their private schools prepping for their time in the ivy league. Many people with real grit, however, have been working since they were 16 or before.

Posted by: anon4 | Oct 22, 2014 7:26:39 AM

Touch a nerve, anon4?

Posted by: Biondi | Oct 22, 2014 7:54:52 AM

Yes

Posted by: anon4 | Oct 22, 2014 8:01:33 AM

The Colorado question is good: it gets at whether you're able to derive value from activities that don't have a direct payoff with respect to scholarship, etc. And that's a legitimate point, aside from whatever anon4 means by grit.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 22, 2014 8:22:58 AM

My Colorado interview was one of the stranger ones. anon4's point seems correct to me, at least as one of the things they might care about.

Anon @ 8:22, I don't understand what you mean by "derive value from activities that don't have a direct payoff with respect to scholarship". I'm not sure why that would be relevant to a job in legal academia, or how Colorado's question was tailored to that issue. Could you explain, and are you speaking from the personal experience of a Colorado interview?

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 9:56:41 AM

Can we move the Colorado discussion to another thread? Anyone hear from Berkeley or Davis?

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 10:00:54 AM

I hate to belabor the Colorado thing. But one reason hiring committees might ask a question like this is precisely to ask something that the candidate did not prep for, to see if the candidate can come up with something on the fly. I wasn't there, I don't know the context. But it's silly to debate whether it was or was not a good question. When I was chair of the hiring committee, we always asked at least one question that would elicit the response "hmmm, that's a good question, I hadn't thought about that". While ours weren't as "remote" from the task at hand, the primary purpose was to see how the candidate would react when not scripted. After all, in class a professor might get questions they didn't expect.

Those of you with callbacks might see some of this when the people doing the hiring have you on campus, where there is more time to deviate from the questions the committee feels "must" be answered. And you might also run into quirky faculty members who don't feel as tethered to the hiring committee's script. Be ready for the unexpected. Don't let it throw you. New professors (and candidates) think they have to answer everything immediately after the question is posed. But it's OK to pause for a few seconds, to gather your thoughts, and then to say something.

Posted by: not there | Oct 22, 2014 10:27:28 AM

Care to share the subject re: Alabama call back? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 10:48:07 AM

Richmond callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 11:15:21 AM

I'd also very much like to know if anyone has heard from ASU or UC Davis post-conference. Also, has anyone heard from Northeastern or Brooklyn since AALS?

Posted by: another-anon | Oct 22, 2014 12:32:40 PM

Has anyone heard from Kentucky?

Posted by: Anonanon | Oct 22, 2014 12:52:11 PM

Memphis, LSU, Idaho (Contracts)callbacks

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 1:18:38 PM

Anyone heard from Oklahoma?

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 1:53:01 PM

Anyone heard from Maryland or Florida A&M?

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 4:32:52 PM

Irvine and Washington dings.

Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2014 5:36:06 PM

How is the market this year?

Posted by: Anons | Oct 22, 2014 10:49:05 PM

reporting news of a Brooklyn callback.

Posted by: newly minted | Oct 23, 2014 8:19:20 AM

Maryland ding.

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 10:49:23 AM

still no word from ASU?

Posted by: anon123 | Oct 23, 2014 11:10:30 AM

Any word from Texas Southern (Thurgood Marshall)?

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 11:16:47 AM

Chicago? Berkeley? Harvard? Stanford? Virginia?

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 11:28:39 AM

U Penn has scheduled some callbacks.

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 11:29:16 AM

FSU callback

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 11:32:42 AM

Columbia and Chicago have scheduled some callbacks

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 11:39:13 AM

Any word from Tulane?

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 4:05:34 PM

Hiring Chairs: are your committees taking more time this ear to decide which candidates to call back?

Posted by: A-Anon | Oct 23, 2014 4:31:14 PM

Harvard is scheduling the next round of "mini" job talks in front of the hiring committee.

Posted by: anon | Oct 23, 2014 4:49:57 PM

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