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Monday, July 13, 2015

Hiring Committees 2015-2016

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2015-2016 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 13, 2015.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 13, 2015 at 01:18 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink

Comments

At CWRU, I am the Chair of the hiring committee. At present, we are most likely to be looking to ill a spot in our clinic. An ad should post shortly.

Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Jul 13, 2015 3:39:09 PM

I am the chair of the Appointments Committee, and we are hiring one person (entry level or lateral) to teach in the business law area.

Other committee members:

Daniel Goldberg
Mark Graber
Michelle Harner
Lee Kovarsky
Amanda Pustilnik
Max Stearns
Robert Suggs

We are happy to receive packets (directed to me) and prefer to receive e-mail expressions of interest.

Posted by: Leigh Goodmark | Jul 13, 2015 10:43:19 PM

William & Mary has a unified appointments committee chaired by Darian Ibrahim. Other committee members are Jeff Bellin, Nancy Combs, Tara Grove, Vivian Hamilton, Paul Marcus, and Laura Heymann.

We will consider both entry-level and lateral candidates. We will be reviewing all AALS FAR forms; there is no need to contact us separately if you will submit your materials through the FAR.

William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status. We welcome applications from all interested persons, including women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups.

Posted by: Darian Ibrahim | Jul 14, 2015 8:14:24 AM

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Primary areas of interest include criminal law and corporate law.

Inquiries and requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Jessica Erickson, Chair of Faculty Appointments, at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu. Other members of the committee include Corinna Lain, Clark Williams, David Frisch, Kevin Walsh, and Andy Spalding.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 14, 2015 1:28:22 PM

The University of Richmond School of Law seeks to fill two entry-level tenure-track positions for the 2016-2017 academic year. Primary areas of interest include criminal law and corporate law.

Inquiries and requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Jessica Erickson, Chair of Faculty Appointments, at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu. Other members of the committee include Corinna Lain, Clark Williams, David Frisch, Kevin Walsh, and Andy Spalding.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 14, 2015 1:28:25 PM

Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida will be seeking to hire two entry level candidates for the 2016-2017 academic year. We will be focusing on the areas of tax and legal writing (tenure track positions for both). Seema Mohapatra will be chairing appointments and can be contacted at smohapatra@barry.edu for any questions. We will be interviewing at the FRC and will be reviewing the FARs. We are also looking for a visitor in legal writing for this academic year (2015-2016).

Posted by: Seema Mohapatra | Jul 16, 2015 4:54:45 PM

I'll be chairing the appointments committee this year at Wayne Law. We're looking to fill one or more positions; we'll take an especially hard look at people in the areas of civil procedure, commercial law, health law, labor and employment law, property, and tax, but we're interested in outstanding people in any field. Packets are welcome; contact me by email at weinberg@wayne.edu.

Posted by: Jon Weinberg | Jul 19, 2015 1:17:35 PM

I am the chair of the search committees for both tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty for the Department of Business Law & Ethics at Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (Bloomington). Other members of the tenure-track search committee are Todd Haugh, Josh Perry, Eric Richards, and Scott Shackelford. Other members of the non-tenure-track search committee are Tim Fort, Arthur Lopez, Joel Rubin, and April Sellers.

We are not limited in our search by subject matter, but we are in some need of bolstering our teaching in the areas of cybersecurity and/or sustainability/environmental law. We will hire at least one tenure-track and at least one non-tenure-track (teaching) position.

Candidates can send packets to me, but all application materials must be submitted to the following application portal to be fully considered for positions:

http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1594 (tenure track)
http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1595 (non-tenure track)

To learn more about the 18-member Department of Business Law & Ethics, see here: https://kelley.iu.edu/BUSLAW/index.html

Those with questions feel free to e-mail or call me at at the contact information found on the postings or the Department website.

Posted by: Jamie Prenkert | Jul 21, 2015 9:31:56 PM

Brooklyn Law School

Entry-Level Chair: Reiss
Laterals Chair: Kysar (Fall only), Janger (Spring only)

Entry Level Committee: Baer, Dean, Kotkin, Macey
Laterals Committee: Brakman Reiser (Fall only), Capers, Janger, Tebbe (Spring only)

Hiring Areas: Business, Torts, Clinic

Packets: Not if applying through FAR

Preferred contact method:

Entry-Level: david.reiss@brookaw.edu
Laterals: rebecca.kysar@brooklaw.edu

2-3 positions

Posted by: David Reiss | Jul 22, 2015 11:50:08 AM

I am the chair of the appointments committee at Roger Williams.
The other committee members are Professor Jonathan Gutoff, Associate Dean Diana Hassel, Professor Tanya Monestier, and Dean Michael Yelnosky. This is a unified committee; we will consider entry level and lateral candidates. Our areas of interest may include tax, property, wills and trusts, corporate, and criminal law. We strongly encourage applications from those whose backgrounds will increase the diversity of our faculty. Resumes and letters of interest may be sent via email to me at cbogus@rwu.edu, or mailed to me at Roger Williams University School of Law, Ten Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809.

Posted by: Carl T. Bogus | Jul 24, 2015 6:40:17 PM

At Western New England University School of Law we will be searching for someone to assume the directorship of our LLM program in Estate Planning and Elder Law and to teach in those areas. The Chair of the committee is Prof. Barbara Noah. The other members are Prof. Fred Royal, Prof. Jeanne Kaiser and Prof. Tina Cafaro. I serve on the committee as well. We are happy to receive direct mailings from interested candidates. Our ad will be in the AALS Place Bulletin.

Posted by: Eric Gouvin | Jul 25, 2015 3:35:31 PM

University of Chicago has a unified committee with two chairs. Entry Level chair is Daniel Abebe; lateral chair is Tom Miles. Other members are Justin Driver, Tom Ginsburg, Alison LaCroix, Nick Stephanopolous, & David Weisbach.

Posted by: Tom Ginsburg | Jul 25, 2015 6:10:57 PM

The Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University seeks to hire two candidates to teach and write in a variety of subject areas. Our ad will be in the AALS bulletin. NKU, a university with over 15,000 students, is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, right outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jen Kreder is Chair of the committee; other members are Amy Halbrook, Mike Mannheimer, David Singleton, Matt Tokson and Dean Jeffrey A. Standen (ex oficio). E-mail to krederj1@nku.edu is the preferred method of contact.

Posted by: Jen Kreder | Jul 27, 2015 1:34:11 PM

The University of Nebraska College of Law invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. Our curricular needs include Business Associations, Evidence, Wills and Trusts, and Civil Procedure - a full list can be found on the official advertisement, posted here: http://employment.unl.edu/postings/45473.

We also invite applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty position to teach in our Civil Clinic. The ad for that job is here: http://employment.unl.edu/postings/45475

Richard Moberly is the Chair of the Committee (for both entry level and lateral candidates). The Committee also includes Dean Susan Poser and Professors Eric Berger, Rob Denicola, Adam Thimmesch, Catherine Wilson, and Sandi Zellmer.

We will look through the AALS FAR as well as receive applications through the links above. Please contact the committee by email at lawappointments@unl.edu.

Posted by: Richard Moberly | Jul 27, 2015 1:56:59 PM

The University of Maine School of Law seeks to fill one full-time tenure-track position. Sarah Schindler is the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee; the other committee members are Dmitry Bam, Jeffrey Maine, Christine Davik, Richard Chen. This is a unified committee; we will consider both entry level and lateral candidates. We welcome applicants in all subject areas but are particularly interested in candidates whose focus includes criminal law and procedure. We are also interested in candidates with expertise in environmental law, trusts and estates, health law, and elder law. We will gladly accept direct applications from those with an interest in Maine Law; those can be sent to sschindler@maine.edu.

Posted by: Sarah Schindler | Jul 27, 2015 3:10:45 PM

I am the chair at Arizona State. Other members include Mary Sigler, Rhett Larson, Zack Gubler, Laura Coordes, Erik Luna, and Amy Langenfeld.

Our needs are broad, but we have particular interest in immigration and research/writing.

Please don't send packets if you are in the FAR.

Posted by: Zachary Kramer | Jul 27, 2015 3:19:16 PM

Vermont Law:

Our Faculty Appointments Committee members are Stephanie Farrior (chair), Jackie Gardina, Pat Parenteau, Melissa Scanlan and Peter Teachout.

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position to teach and conduct research in energy law and/or international & comparative environmental law (with some preference for China/East Asia expertise), and to teach a first year course, most likely constitutional law.

We will be reviewing FAR forms as well as packets sent by interested individuals. Applications with cover letter, CV, research agenda and references may be sent to: facultysearch@vermontlaw.edu.

Posted by: Stephanie Farrior | Jul 27, 2015 5:51:12 PM

The University of Arkansas School of Law seeks to fill one tenure-track position. The unified committee includes Laurent Sacharoff (chair), Cyndi Nance, Ann M. Killenbeck, Brian Gallini, and Jonathan L. Marshfield. Our teaching needs are broad and may include but are not limited to Family Law, Intellectual Property, Civil Procedure, ADR, upper level Constitutional Law, upper level writing courses, Professional Skills, International Law, Jurisprudence, Juvenile Justice, Commerical Law, Bankruptcy, Remedies, and Antitrust.

We welcome individual applications here: https://jobs.uark.edu/postings/8030

Those with questions can contact Laurent Sacharoff at lsacharo@uark.edu.

[SBL: Edited to correct URL at request of poster.]

Posted by: Laurent Sacharoff | Jul 27, 2015 8:58:21 PM

Chicago-Kent College of Law
Our curricular needs are varied and are not limited to a certain subject matter. We are interested in well-qualified candidates, especially in patent law and other areas of intellectual property. We are committed to diversity and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply.

Appointments Chair: Ed Lee

Other Committee Members:
William Birdthistle
Kim Bailey
Alex Boni-Saenz
Chris Schmidt
Felice Batlan
Dean Hal Krent

We are happy to receive packets and prefer to receive e-mails expressing interest. Email to Laura Caringella at lcaringe@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Posted by: Ed Lee | Jul 28, 2015 10:09:08 AM

I'm chairing a unified committee at UC Davis. We will be reviewing FAR forms; alternatively, candidates can apply directly through the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00654

Other committee members are Afra Afsharipour, Ash Bhagwat, and Donna Shestowsky, as well as Associate Dean Madhavi Sunder and Dean Kevin Johnson.

Posted by: David Horton | Jul 28, 2015 11:39:07 AM

I’m the chair of Appointments here at Arizona this year. Our committee covers both entry-level and lateral candidates. On the committee with me are Michael Chiorazzi, Kirsten Engel, and William Sjostrom. We will also have one member of the administration acting ex officio (likely Christopher Robertson or Catherine O’Grady), and one member from outside the College of Law.

Our hiring plans are uncertain; I hope to know whether we will hire in 2015-2016 by September. If we’re able to hire, we’ll announce that, along with areas of interest, in the usual places.

We are happy to accept packets, but I suggest that candidates hold off until we can confirm our hiring plans.

I should also mention that we will definitely be hiring someone to lead our trial advocacy program, which is under a separate committee.

Posted by: Derek Bambauer | Jul 28, 2015 2:20:44 PM

Texas Tech's hiring committee chair is Eric Chiappinelli. We have a unified committee. Other members are Dean Darby Dickerson, Associate Dean Alison Myhra, Professor Alyson Outenreath, and Professor Wendy Ross.

We anticipate making one tenure track hire in Criminal Law and related areas.

Posted by: Eric Chiappinelli | Jul 28, 2015 3:14:33 PM

SCHOOL: Texas A&M University School of Law
TYPE OF COMMITTEE: Unified
CHAIR: Timothy Mulvaney
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Gabriel Eckstein, Susan Fortney, Terri Helge, Peter Yu
AREAS OF INTEREST: While the law school welcomes applications in all subject areas, it particularly invites applications from both lateral and entry-level candidates with expertise in (1) international business law; (2) agriculture law; and (3) clinical/experiential education. A full description is available at http://law.tamu.edu/faculty-staff/policies-hr/faculty-hiring-announcement. All positions are tenure/tenure-track with full voting privileges and research support.
APPLICATIONS: There is no need for candidates participating in the AALS FRC to contact our committee, as we will review all FAR forms. Lateral candidates and entry-level candidates not participating in the AALS FRC are encouraged to contact the committee at appointments@law.tamu.edu.

Posted by: Tim Mulvaney | Jul 28, 2015 3:53:54 PM

SCHOOL: University of Tennessee College of Law

CO-CHAIRS: Becky Jacobs and Michael Higdon

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Teri Baxter and Michelle Kwon

AREAS OF INTEREST: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for as many as two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the Fall Semester 2016. The College is particularly interested in the subject areas of business law, including business associations and contracts; gratuitous transfers/trusts and estates; and health law. Other areas of interest include legal writing, torts, property.

APPLICATIONS: The Faculty Appointments Committee will interview applicants who are registered in the 2015 Faculty Appointments Register of the Association of American Law Schools at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants who are not registered in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register are advised to send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references by September 30, 2015 to:

On behalf of Becky Jacobs and Michael Higdon, Co-Chairs, Faculty Appointments Committee
The University of Tennessee College of Law
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996-1810

[Edited 7/30/15 at request of author to remove category from list of subjects.]

Posted by: Michael Higdon | Jul 30, 2015 4:26:06 PM

The University of Iowa College of Law has three faculty appointments committees in 2015-16.

The entry-level committee is chaired by Robert Miller, and the other members are Emily Hughes, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, and Joseph Yockey.

The lateral committee is chaired by Thomas Gallanis, and the other members are Carolyn Jones, James Tomkovicz, and Adrien Wing.

The clinical committee is chaired by Jonathan Carlson, and the other members are John Allen, Lois Cox, and Ann Estin.

Dean Gail Agrawal and Senior Associate Dean Eric Andersen are ex officio members of all three committees.

Posted by: Thomas Gallanis | Jul 30, 2015 9:08:58 PM

Thanks, Sarah, for aggregating all of this information.

UNLV (Boyd School of Law) has a unified appointments committee. Committee members are Stacey Tovino, Marketa Trimble, David Tanenhaus, Linda Berger, Rachel Anderson, Thomas Main (chair), and Dean Daniel Hamilton.

We have flexibility with respect to research interests, but are especially interested in deepening our faculty strengths in health law, dispute resolution, and intellectual property.

With respect to expressions of interest, yes, I would be interested to know if there is something about the school, our location, or something else that makes us particularly attractive. We will, however, be reading all of the FAR forms. Naturally, lateral (or entry-level) candidates who are not participating in the AALS FRC are encouraged to contact us.

Email or snail mail is our preferred means of contact.

With respect to the number of slots, it's too early to say. We have announced our intention to hire "at least one."

Posted by: Thomas Main | Jul 30, 2015 9:33:50 PM

Boston College Law School will make at least two appointments in areas that might include constitutional law and taxation. Hiring rank will depend on background and experience. Unified Committee. Chair is Diane Ring, other members are Mary Bilder, George Brown, Vlad Perju, JIm Repetti, Fred Yen, Kari Hong and Dan Kanstroom. Interested applicants can contact the committee at lawappts@bc.edu.

Posted by: Vlad Perju | Jul 31, 2015 2:20:09 PM

Stanford's appointments committee will include:
Richard Banks (co-chair for laterals)
Bernie Meyler (co-chair for entry-levels)
Joe Bankman
David Engstrom
Jane Schacter
We are looking in all areas.

Posted by: Bernadette Meyler | Aug 3, 2015 3:24:37 PM

Willamette University College of Law seeks applicants for up to three full-time, tenure-track faculty positions beginning in the fall of 2016. Both entry-level and junior lateral (1 to 3 years full-time, tenure-track teaching experience) candidates will be considered. Our curricular interests include Trust & Estates, Commercial Law, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Financial Institutions, Employee Benefits, Health Law, Dispute Resolution, Torts, and Property. Applicants must possess distinguished academic credentials and a proven, recent record of scholarship and scholarly interest.

Laura Appleman is the hiring chair; the other members of the committee are Paul Diller, Steve Green, Peter Molk, and Karen Sandrik.

Posted by: Laura I Appleman | Aug 3, 2015 5:31:48 PM

The University of South Dakota School of Law is hoping to make at least one appointment, to begin during the 2016-2017 academic year.

The chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee is Sean Kammer.

The other members of the committee are Myanna Dellinger and David Day. Associate Dean Tiffany Graham is an ex officio member of the committee.

While we hope to make at least one appointment, there is a possibility that we will be able to make more than one appointment. First, we might be hiring a Director of Experiential Learning to coordinate externships, internships, clinics, and pro bono opportunities. The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach a substantive course, depending on interest and expertise. Second, we might be hiring one or some combination of a tenure-track Assistant Professor position and/or contract lectureship position. Our areas of interest include insurance, family law, agricultural law, the law of technology, civil procedure, skills courses related to civil procedure, bar preparation, or advanced writing courses.

We are more than willing to accept packets/individualized expressions of interest. They should be directed to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu.

If we are able to hire, we will be selecting candidates from the Association of American Law School’s Faculty Appointments Register and interviewing them at the Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington, D.C. Interested applicants may also contact us by sending inquiries to Tiffany.Graham@usd.edu.

Posted by: Tiffany Graham | Aug 3, 2015 5:53:48 PM

St. John's University School of Law seeks entry-level candidates for the 2016-2017 academic year in all scholarly areas. We are particularly interested in Intellectual Property, Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Administrative Law, Torts, or UCC courses. Candidates must show evidence of a strong commitment to scholarship, teaching potential, and an excellent academic record.

St. John’s Law School is part of St. John’s University, a Catholic and Vincentian institution committed to academic excellence, with campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris. We have a collegial, supportive faculty; committed students; strong support for scholarship; and a strong alumni base. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage women and minorities to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, names of three references, and teaching evaluations (if available) to Professor Margaret Valentine Turano, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, at lawfac@stjohns.edu (or St. John’s University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439).

Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Aug 4, 2015 1:21:40 PM

Washington University in St. Louis is looking to hire one entry level candidate in property or criminal law. Property is defined to include intellectual property. I am the chair. The other members of the committee are (1) Adrienne Davis; (2) Kevin Collins; (3) John Inazu; and (4) Annette Appell. Associate Dean Gerrit DeGeest is an ex officio member of the committee.

Posted by: Scott Baker | Aug 5, 2015 11:13:19 AM

University of San Diego: Orly Lobel Chair; other committee members: Vic Fleischer, Ted Sichelman, Mary Jo Wiggins. We are looking in particular in the field of environmental/energy law but other opportunities may arise.

Posted by: Orly Lobel | Aug 6, 2015 5:26:04 PM

Professor Nancy J. Moore is Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at BU School of Law. Other members of the Committee are Professors Jack Beermann, Khiara Bridges, Keith Hylton, Mike Meurer, and Rob Sloane. We are seeking to hire a junior lateral tenure-track or entry-level candidate. We also have a tenured professor position available. Areas of interest for both positions are contracts, civil procedure, property, criminal law, corporations, commercial law, cyberlaw, and privacy. We are committed to faculty diversity and welcome expression of interest from diverse applicants. We will be reviewing FAR forms. In addition, applicants may send a letter of interest and resume to Professor Nancy J. Moore at lawappts@bu.edu. All open faculty positions are pending budgetary approval.

Posted by: Nancy J. Moore | Aug 11, 2015 1:42:48 PM

Hello all. I have posted a reminder about this thread, have deleted all comments that say "bump the thread," and would suggest three things.

1. Remember that all of the previous year's information is still available, and easily findable on this blog. For example, one could look at last year's hiring committees spreadsheet and see that only 49 schools were listed total. This year we are at 47 already. (As of August 18, there were only 35 schools on the 2014-2015 spreadsheet.)

2. Please don't post the comment "bump the thread." This is not a thread on a message board where posting "bump" automatically moves the thread to the top. It is a blog, where posting "bump" automatically generates in an email in my inbox. I promise I haven't forgotten about the thread. Trust me that it is a conscious choice (perhaps not a good choice, but a choice) about how often the top of the blog features one of these hiring posts.

3. Take a deep breath. The hiring process is long.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Aug 18, 2015 4:53:57 PM

At SUNY Buffalo Law School, I am the appointments chair. Other committee members are Rebecca French, Mateo Taussig, Athena Mutua, Anya Bernstein, David Engel & Kim Connolly (ex officio, clinic director). We are looking exclusively for long term contract clinical faculty at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor.

Posted by: Guyora Binder | Aug 18, 2015 5:09:55 PM

The University of Wisconsin Law School is seeking to hire one entry level or near-entry level candidate for a tenure-track position. Particularly of interest are individuals to teach in the areas of corporate law, securities law, commercial law, bankruptcy, antitrust, banking, tax and related fields.

Alta Charo is the chair of our appointments committee. Other members of the committee include faculty members Lisa Alexander, Tonya Brito (ex officio), John Ohnesorge, David Schwartz, Anne Smith, Susannah Tahk and student members Laura Bachmann and Kate Fifield.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their materials to the AALS faculty appointments register. If they will not be in the register, they may submit a cover letter, contact information for three professional references, and a c.v. to the attention of the chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Alta Charo. All materials should be submitted electronically only, at appointments@law.wisc.edu. Please reference Position Vacancy Listing PVL#: 83853.

Posted by: Tonya Brito | Aug 20, 2015 6:05:59 AM

SMU Dedman School of Law is conducting two searches:

Entry-level and lateral candidates will be considered for available faculty positions in Property/Energy/Natural Resources Law, Tax Law, Labor Law, Evidence/Criminal Law, Torts/Employment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Family Law and other areas.

Ellen Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law -- Ellen Solender, Professor Emerita of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, recently gave a $2 million gift to fund the Ellen Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law. This extraordinarily generous gift received national media attention. Professor Solender made many contributions to the advancement of women in the law as an early leader among female legal scholars. The Ellen Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding teaching, research, and community service in gender-related issues, including attention to advancing the cause of women in legal education and the profession of law. We anticipate appointment at the rank of full professor.

Professor Jeff Kahn is the Chair of the consolidated Appointments Committee, which includes Dean Jennifer Collins, Senior Associate Dean Beth Thornburg, and professors Paul Rogers, Jenia Turner, and Jessica Dixon Weaver.

The Committee Chair prefers not to receive packets/individualized expressions of interest regarding entry-level and lateral candidates. Applications to the Solender Chair should be directed to the Faculty Appointments Committee, SMU Dedman School of Law, P.O. Box 750116, Dallas, TX 75275-0116. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by October 1, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Posted by: Jeffrey Kahn | Aug 20, 2015 5:36:59 PM

A question [re. the SMU posting]... if one is a potential lateral and is not so "out" as to be in the FAR, but the committee does not want individual expressions of interest, what is one to do?

Posted by: Potential Lateral | Aug 21, 2015 11:29:33 AM

Concordia University School of Law has a unified appointments committee. Committee members are Dean Cathy Silak, Joseph Isanga, Rebecca Nickell, and McKay Cunningham (chair).

We have flexibility with respect to research interests, but are especially interested in those with expertise in Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Environmental Law, Energy Law, Family Law, Indian Law, Intellectual Property and/or International Law.

We will review all FAR forms, as well as consider lateral (or entry-level) candidates who are not participating in AALS.

Email or "regular" mail is our preferred means of contact.

We are looking to fill one position. Thank you, Sarah, for organizing!

Posted by: McKay Cunningham | Aug 21, 2015 3:27:27 PM

As the chair of the hiring committee at Richmond, I wanted to update our post above. We now have three (as opposed to two) open positions for entry-level tenure-track candidates. Primary areas of interest include criminal law, corporate law (transactional), and constitutional law. Inquiries and requests for additional information may be directed to me at lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Aug 25, 2015 11:09:13 AM

At McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, we seek to hire visiting professors for the 2016-17 academic year with expertise in the following fields: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Professional Responsibility.

Professor Omar M. Dajani (odajani@pacific.edu) is the chair of the Recruitment Committee. Other members include Professors Larry Levine, Mary Beth Moylan, Emily Parento, Emily Garcia Uhrig, and Associate Dean Michael Colatrella.

Posted by: Omar Dajani | Aug 26, 2015 2:10:58 PM

The University of Houston Law Center has several positions available.

The entry-level tenure-track committee consists of Sapna Kumar (chair), Bob Ragazzo, Joe Sanders, Kellen Zale, and Lauren Simpson. We have two spots to fill: (1) international business transactions/private international law and (2) property/natural resources. Interested candidates who are not applying through the AALS recruitment system should e-mail their application materials to Professor Kumar.

The clinical committee consists of Johnny Rex Buckles (chair), Janet Heppard, Geoffrey Hoffman, Merle Morris, and Susan Rachlin. This committee seeks candidates for the following positions: (1) director, homeless youth clinic (emphasizing LBGTQ youth), and (2) faculty, Lawyering Skills and Strategies (the first-year legal research, writing, analysis, and advocacy course) (three available positions). Interested candidates should send application materials to Professor Buckles by email, and only if they are not applying through the AALS recruitment system.

Posted by: Sapna Kumar | Aug 26, 2015 3:26:52 PM

West Virginia University College of Law is seeking entry-level or junior lateral applicants for a tenure-track clinical position, focusing on business and entrepreneurship. Interested candidates who are not applying through the AALS recruitment system may e-mail their application materials to the hiring committee. The chair of the hiring committee is Bob Bastress, other committee members are: Marjorie McDiarmid, Valena Beety, Matt Titolo, and Elaine Wilson.

Posted by: Valena Beety | Aug 31, 2015 3:56:13 PM

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking entry-level or junior lateral applicants (Assistant/Associate Professor) for a full-time tenure-track position beginning in fall 2016. We seek a scholar-teacher with expertise in health law whose substantive interests are in the areas of administrative law, healthcare regulation, corporate health law and/or food and drug/pharmaceutical law. The full job announcement can be found here: https://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1441120175595

Interested candidates should submit an application via www.careers.luc.edu. Additional materials may be sent to Prof. Lawrence Singer, chair of the hiring committee.

Posted by: Nadia Sawicki | Sep 2, 2015 1:57:31 PM

The University of North Dakota invites applications for two tenure-track positions for the 2016-17 academic year. One position is in Business Associations and related courses, and the other is in Lawyering Skills. Electronic submissions are preferred at und.law.fsc@law.und.edu. Committee members are Professors Jim Grijalva, Margaret Jackson, Julia Ernst and Tammy Pettinato.

Posted by: Jim Grijalva | Sep 3, 2015 2:42:57 PM

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law invites applications for multiple tenured or tenure-track positions, beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The School of Law seeks to hire in the areas of Property and Constitutional Law, and also seeks an experienced clinician to serve as Clinic & Externship Director. Applications should be sent to the Faculty Recruitment Committee Chair, Professor Richard Broughton (broughjr@udmercy.edu). Other committee members include Margaret Costello, Kyle Langvardt, and Catherine Archibald.

Posted by: Richard Broughton | Sep 10, 2015 12:48:50 PM

DREXEL UNIVERSITY THOMAS R. KLINE SCHOOL OF LAW is in the process of expanding its exceptional advocacy program. This growth was made possible through the recent landmark $50 million gift to the law school by nationally recognized trial advocate Thomas R. Kline. This expansion includes the founding of the Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy and the creation of a next-generation advocacy center, designed to house courtroom, training, and event facilities. The law school invites applicants for a professorship (tenure-track/tenure or teaching faculty) to teach skills-based advocacy courses, with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. The law school particularly welcomes candidates who are interested in contributing to our continued growth and success through the development of LL.M. and other advocacy-related programs. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the law school welcomes applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will enhance the rich diversity of the university’s academic community. The Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, Professor Amy Landers, can be reached at amylanders@drexel.edu.

Posted by: Amy Landers | Sep 11, 2015 8:05:48 AM

The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for 2 tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law positions to begin during the 2016-2017 academic year.

One position is in Contracts and related upper-level courses such as Business Organizations.

The other position is in Constitutional Law.

Applications should be sent to the Faculty Recruitment and Development Committee Chair, Professor Jim Durham (jdurham1@udayton.edu). Other committee members include Julie Zink, Tracy Reilly, and Harry Gerla.
The job announcement is available here. https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/17993

Posted by: Thaddeus Hoffmeister | Sep 17, 2015 5:17:38 PM

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as Director of Legal Research and Writing to commence in the Fall Semester 2016. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to direct, manage, and teach in the required legal research and writing program for 1L students.

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, experience in teaching in a law school legal writing program, either as a full-time faculty member or as an adjunct, a proven record of outstanding classroom teaching, and a proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) outstanding scholarship.

This year's committee consists of Melissa Essary (Chair), Woody Woodruff (Vice Chair), Tuneen Chisolm, Mike Kent, and Tim Zinnecker.

For more information about the position, including instructions on how to apply, please visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMPUNIV&cws=1&rid=579 .

Posted by: Mike Kent | Sep 21, 2015 11:29:48 AM

Chase/NKU has decided not to hire tenure track this year. We may look for visitors or others in the spring, but that has not been decided.

Posted by: Jen Kreder | Sep 22, 2015 8:54:38 AM

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as Director of Advanced Legal Analysis and Writing to commence in Fall 2016. The successful applicant for this position will be expected, among other possible duties, to design, implement, and teach in the law school's upper level writing program, which will include: (i) a new course focused on appellate advocacy; and (ii) advanced writing electives for 3L students. The successful applicant will design lesson plans for (and recruit, hire, train, and supervise adjuncts to assist in teaching) the appellate advocacy course.

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials, experience in teaching in a law school legal writing program, either as a full-time faculty member or as an adjunct, a proven record of outstanding classroom teaching, and a proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) outstanding scholarship.

For more information about the position, including instructions on how to apply, please visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMPUNIV&cws=1&rid=628 .

Posted by: Mike Kent | Oct 27, 2015 1:40:57 PM

I hope you'll consider posting this year's thread on this topic soon. :-)

Posted by: Anonprof | Jul 7, 2016 5:47:11 PM

Committee post will go up next Wednesday, along with the schedule of hiring-related posts for the year.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Jul 7, 2016 5:54:33 PM

Awesome -- thank you for doing this.

Posted by: Anonprof | Jul 7, 2016 6:02:26 PM

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