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Friday, July 21, 2017

Hiring Committees 2017-2018

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2017-2018 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.)

If you would like to reach me for some reason (e.g., you would prefer not to post your committee information in the comments but would rather email me directly), my email address is sarah dot lawsky (at) law dot northwestern dot edu.

Remember, you cannot edit the spreadsheet directly. The only way to add something to the spreadsheet is to put the information in the comments or email me directly, and I will edit the spreadsheet.

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School: Washington University in St. Louis
Chair: John Inazu (Unified committee)
Other Committee Members: Dan Epps, Pauline Kim, Melissa Waters, Peter Wiedenbeck
Subject areas: Criminal Law and Property.
Packets: no particular preference, but no hard copies, please. Our search is mostly focused on the entry level but we are open to expressions of interest from untenured lateral candidates.
Communication: packets and the like should be sent via e-mail to lawappts@wustl.edu.
Positions available: not totally determined, but probably two (one for Criminal Law and one for Property).

Posted by: Dan Epps | Jul 21, 2017 8:46:46 PM

School: University of Richmond School of Law

Chair: Jessica Erickson

Other Committee Members: Jim Gibson, Hank Chambers, Carol Brown, Andy Spalding, and Allison Tait

Subject areas: Our primary areas of interest are employment law and corporate & securities law. We are also open to candidates in other areas, including critical theory, torts, professional responsibility, property law, and civil procedure.

Packets: We are happy to receive individualized expressions of interest from candidates via email.

Communication: You can email lawfacultyapp@richmond.edu.

Positions available: We have three open positions, and we are focused primarily on entry-level or junior lateral candidates.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 21, 2017 9:37:03 PM

School: University of Wisconsin School of Law
Chair: Alexandra Huneeus
Other Committee Members: Anuj Desai, Heinz Klug, Mitra Sharafi, Susannah Tahk, Rob Yablon
Subject areas: IP
Packets: Happy to receive
Communications: alexandra.huneeus@wisc.edu
Positions: 1

Posted by: Susannah Tahk | Jul 24, 2017 10:47:21 AM

School: University of Oklahoma College of Law

Chair: Stephen Knippenberg

Other Committee Members: Steven Cleveland, Melissa Mortazavi

Subject Areas: Commercial law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility

Packets: Please submit any individualized expressions of interest by email, with supporting documents in a single PDF.

Communication: Email Melanie Tijiera, Subject Line: ATTN: FAC[Your name], mtijerina@ou.edu.

Positions Available: Three tenure track positions focused on entry-level and untenured lateral candidates

Posted by: Melissa Mortazavi | Jul 24, 2017 11:24:26 AM

School: Florida State University College of Law

Chair: Hannah Wiseman

Other committee members: Jeffrey Kahn, Jake Linford, Wayne Logan, Kelli Alces Williams

Subject areas: health law and voting rights, but looking in all areas

Communications: e-mail hwiseman@law.fsu.edu

Number of positions: two entry-level or lateral

Posted by: Hannah Wiseman | Jul 24, 2017 3:38:41 PM

School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Boyd Law

Chair: Francine Lipman

Committee Members: Rachel Anderson, Ian Bartrum, Mary Beth Beazley, Lydia Nussbaum, Jeff Stempel

Subject Areas: All

Communications: francine.lipman@unlv.edu

Number of positions: Up to two.

Happy to get individual letters/packets.

Posted by: Ian Bartrum | Jul 24, 2017 9:02:36 PM

School: California Western School of Law
Chair: William Aceves (unified committee)
Committee: William Aceves, Hannah Brenner, Nancy Kim, Joanna Sax
Subjects: Particularly interested in candidates with a strong desire to teach civil procedure, family law, immigration law, tax, or trusts/estates.
Packets: digital copies preferred
Preferred form of communication: emails should be sent to appointments@cwsl.edu
Positions available: one position

Posted by: William Aceves | Jul 25, 2017 11:50:28 AM

School: Stetson University College of Law
Co-Chairs: Mark Bauer and Ann Piccard (unified committee)
Committee: Darryl Wilson, Joe Morrissey, Candace Zierdt
Subjects: Tax Law and (separately) Legal Research and Writing. We are also looking for a Visiting Assistant Professor (entry level VAP program) with an interest in Business Law.
Packets: We are particularly interested in experienced lateral candidates for Tax and Legal Research and Writing and will accept individual letters.
Communications: Confidential expressions of interest may be sent to facultyappointments@law.stetson.edu
Positions available: Two tenured or tenure-track positions available for candidates with a strong desire to teach and write in Tax Law and Legal Research and Writing (particularly interested in experienced candidates). One Visiting Assistant Professor position for an entry level candidate interested in Business Law.

Posted by: Mark D. Bauer | Jul 26, 2017 9:35:23 AM

School: Brooklyn Law School

Chairs: Minor Myers (entry levels); Alex Stein (laterals)

Committee Members: Bill Araiza, Julian Arato, Miriam Baer, Jocelyn
Simonson (entry levels); Dana Brakman Reiser, Christopher Beauchamp,
Robin Effron (laterals)

Subject Areas: securities regulation and corporate law; academic success;
and potentially civil procedure, constitutional law, labor law, antitrust, and

Communications: minor.myers@brooklaw.edu; alex.stein@brooklaw.edu

Number of positions: 2

Direct applications by email are welcome

Posted by: Minor Myers | Jul 31, 2017 11:36:04 AM

School: Temple Law School

Chair: Brishen Rogers

Committee: Jonathan Lipson (chair search only); Rick Greenstein, Ellie Margolis, Lauren Ouziel (entry level and junior laterals only); Jaya Ramji-Nogales (both searches); Brishen Rogers (chair, both searches).

Subject Areas: We are seeking to fill an endowed chair in business law. For that position, we particularly invite applications from established, tenured faculty whose scholarship and/or teaching focus on commercial law, broadly construed (e.g., secured transactions, sales, bankruptcy, consumer protection, e-commerce, and related fields). We also invite highly qualified applicants from other areas of business and transactional law to apply.

We are also looking on the entry-level and junior lateral fields, where our subject matter interests include intellectual property, law & technology, and criminal law.

Communications: brishen.rogers@temple.edu

Packets: email is best. No hard copies please.

Number of positions: 2

Posted by: Brishen Rogers | Jul 31, 2017 2:31:43 PM

School: The Wharton School
Chair: William Laufer
Committee: Eric Orts, Diana Robertson, David Zaring
Subject Areas: From the announcement: Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in an area of law relevant to the Wharton School’s business education and research missions. Examples of such fields include, without limitation, corporate law, employment and labor law, financial regulation, securities regulation, and global trade and investment law.
Communications: lgstrecruiting@wharton.upenn.edu, apply through https://facultyrecruiting.wharton.upenn.edu/ApplicationPage.aspx?form_id=30088

Posted by: David Zaring | Aug 1, 2017 11:39:55 AM

Tulane Law School has a unified committee. Stephen Griffin is the chair. Communication: sgriffin@tulane.edu. Other members: Martin Davies; Onnig Dombalagian; Jancy Hoeffel; Ron Scalise; Saru Matambanadzo.
We have three positions available. Looking at all subject areas. Digital submissions are best.

Posted by: Stephen Griffin | Aug 2, 2017 7:59:20 AM

School: University of Kansas School of Law

Chair: Lou Mulligan

Other Committee Members: Chris Drahozal, Laura Hines, Elizabeth Kronk-Warner

Subject Areas: We are particularly interested in evidence, but will consider other subject areas including: employment law, health law, real estate/commercial land use/housing law.

We are currently authorized to make one hire.

Applications should be made online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/9594BR and should include cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of research interests and future plans, and the names of three references.

The law school will participate in the AALS Recruitment Conference in D.C. November 2-4, 2017.

For further information, contact Professor Lou Mulligan, University of Kansas School of Law, 1535 West 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045-7608, 785-864-9219, lumen@ku.edu

Posted by: Lou Mulligan | Aug 2, 2017 2:33:24 PM

School: St. John’s University School of Law

Chair: Christopher Borgen

Other Committee Members: Dean Michael Simons (ex officio), Anita Krishnakumar, Kate Levine, Michael Perino, Cheryl Wade, Ray Warner

Subject Areas: We are interested in entry-level applicants and pre-tenure laterals in all areas, with particular needs in corporate and transactional courses (including Business Organizations), Immigration Law, Evidence, Administrative Law, Trusts and Estates, Contracts, and Torts.

Contact: lawfac@stjohns.edu or St. John’s University School of Law, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439.

Packets: Please send via e-mail.

Posted by: Chris Borgen | Aug 2, 2017 3:35:21 PM

School: University of Akron School of Law

Chair: Tracy Thomas

Committee: Dan Brean, Willa Gibson, Camilla Hrdy, Stefan Padfield

Subjects: One position in International Law, with a preference for private law

Applications should be submitted electronically to the University of Akron online employment database at http://www.uakron.edu/jobs, job #9816.

Preferred form of communication: Questions or inquiries please email chair at thomast@uakron.edu

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | Aug 3, 2017 10:04:16 AM

School: ASU

Chairs: Mary Sigler & Erik Luna (unified committee)

Committee: Sue Chessler, Laura Coordes, Zack Gubler, Rhett Larson, Kaipo Matsumura, Victoria Sahani, Zak Kramer (ex officio)

Subjects: Open, with special interest in criminal law, constitutional law, and IP. Also looking to hire for a spot in our Indian Legal Program.

Packets: No preference. Email, no hard copies.

Posted by: Zachary Kramer | Aug 8, 2017 4:20:40 PM

School: Texas A&M University School of Law
Chair: Gabriel Eckstein (Unified committee)
Other Committee Members: Michael Green, Fatma Marouf, Tim Mulvaney, and Vanessa Casado Perez
Subject areas: Uncertain at this time
Packets: no preference, but no hard copies
Communication: appointments@law.tamu.edu
Positions available: Uncertain at this time

Posted by: Gabriel Eckstein | Aug 9, 2017 12:12:26 PM

School: Suffolk University Law School in Boston
Chair: Joseph Glannon (Co-Chair)
Other Committee Members: Lorie Graham (Co-Chair)
Subject areas: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Civil Rights, and Federal Courts
Packets: Yes, via http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/o5bN5fwS
Contact: jglannon@suffolk.edu or http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/o5bN5fwS
Positions available: 1 or 2

Posted by: Richard Buckingham | Aug 14, 2017 10:52:40 AM

School: University of Kentucky College of Law

Chair (unified): Scott Bauries

Other Committee Members: Jennifer Bird-Pollan, Josh Douglas, Melynda Price, Cortney Lollar, Brian Frye, and Andrew Woods

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law (with possible emphasis on First Amendment Speech Law and/or Civil Rights Law) and Criminal Law/Procedure. We also may consider candidates with interests in Business/Commercial Law.

Positions available: 3 (2 at the entry level and one lateral). To receive consideration for these positions, applicants must apply through the University of Kentucky’s Integrated Employment System. The College seeks two entry-level faculty, so entry-level candidates should be sure to apply for both openings here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/155090 and https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/155088. The College seeks one experienced faculty, and candidates for that position should apply here: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/155091. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. For further information, please email the Administrative Assistant to the Committee, Tomeia Luke, at tomeia.luke@uky.edu.

Posted by: Scott Bauries | Aug 17, 2017 8:02:49 AM

School: University of Oregon School of Law

Chair: Stuart Chinn (Unified Committee)

Other Committee Members: Elizabeth Frost, Susan Gary, Michelle McKinley, and Mary Wood

Subject Areas: (1) Criminal Law and (2) Land Use/Transportation/Green Development

Packets: We are happy to receive individualized expressions of interest from candidates via email.

Communication: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume and references to Stuart Chinn, Chair, Appointments Committee, c/o Jill Elizabeth, Academic Affairs Manager, at jillf@uoregon.edu.

Positions Available: Two. The University of Oregon School of Law invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (with tenure) for both positions.

Posted by: Stuart Chinn | Aug 17, 2017 12:20:07 PM

School: Drake Law School

Chair: Mark Kende (Unified Committee)

Other Committee Members: Ellen Yee, Anthony Gaughan, Jerry Anderson, Robert Rigg, Brent Pattison

Subject Areas: Executive Director of the Drake Legal Clinic or Associate Dean for Experiential Learning (which encompasses the Clinic position)

Packets: We are glad to receive email or hard copy expressions of interest

Commmunication: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and three references to Committee Chair

Positions available: We are looking for a tenure track or tenured professor. Could be associate or full professor level. 3 years experience doing clinical activities (involving supervision, evaluation, fundraising, etc. in collaborative way) or similar work as a litigation supervisor at firm. Person will also be expected to teach a clinic presumably and perhaps doctrinal class if time permits.

Posted by: Mark Kende | Aug 17, 2017 5:37:07 PM

School: University of North Carolina School of Law

Chair: John Coyle (Unified Committee)

Other Committee Members: Carissa Hessick, Bill Marshall, Kathleen Thomas, Mark Weidemaier, Erika Wilson

Subject Areas: (1) Tax Law, and (2) Property Law/Trusts and Estates.

Packets: No preference. Email, no hard copies.

Communication: Applications should be submitted electronically to the University of North Carolina online employment database at: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125276.

Positions Available: One to Two.

Posted by: John Coyle | Aug 18, 2017 3:16:41 PM

School: Wake Forest University School of Law

Chair: Omari Simmons

Other Committee Members: Rebecca Morrow, John Knox, Michael Green, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (ex officio), and Assoc. Dean Jonathan Cardi (ex officio)

Subject Areas: We are particularly interested in Civil Procedure, Torts, Contracts, but will consider other subject areas including: Family Law, Negotiations, Environmental Law, Land Use Planning, Natural Resources, Energy, and related subjects.

Packets: We are happy to receive individualized expressions of interest from candidates via email.

Communication: Applications should be sent via email to lawfacultyhiring@wfu.edu and should include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of three references.

Positions Available: One. An entry-level tenure-track, assistant professor to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

Posted by: Omari Simmons | Aug 20, 2017 11:10:06 PM

Any school we know for sure that are not hiring this year? That would be helpful to know for potential applicants.

Posted by: aspiringprof | Aug 23, 2017 6:32:57 PM

Tennessee is not doing any entry-level hiring this year.

Posted by: anon | Aug 24, 2017 8:00:04 AM

School: University of Dayton School of Law

Chair: Jeff Schmitt

Other Committee Members: Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Blake Watson, Denise Platfoot-Lacey, Dalinyebo Shabalala

Subject areas: Our curricular needs are diverse, so we will consider outstanding candidates in any field. We have a special interest in candidates who express a willingness to teach Criminal Law, Contracts, Commercial Law, Business Associations, Constitutional Law, Property, International Law, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Tax, Trusts and Estates, or Intellectual Property.

Communication: Applications must be submitted through the University of Dayton electronic employment site: http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24049 Inquiries may be directed to Jeff Schmitt at jschmitt1@udayton.edu.

Positions available: Two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. We are interested in both entry-level and junior lateral candidates.

Posted by: Jeff Schmitt | Aug 24, 2017 8:33:43 AM

Any thoughts on whether hiring will continue to decline this year? Seems like the market can't get much weaker. Or perhaps the strong stock market will entice more faculty to retire, creating more openings? (Unlikely, but one could hope...)

Posted by: anon | Aug 25, 2017 12:37:35 PM

One of the thing REALLY hurting entry-level hiring this year is the AALS's mind-boggling decision to not hold the hiring conference until November. I know that has prompted MANY schools to just skip it and pursue laterals.

Posted by: anonprof | Aug 25, 2017 1:13:58 PM

The $475 AALS fee is particularly unfair in such a lousy market.

Posted by: lawprof | Aug 25, 2017 1:21:37 PM

anonprof: I believe that you're reporting the facts accurately, but I don't understand why a late AALS conference would lead schools to forgo entry-level hiring. Why do schools care that much about a few weeks' difference? They'll still be able to finish the process well before the next academic year. (Many of the big hiring conferences in other disciplines don't take place until January.)

If timing really does matter that much, why not just solicit applications directly (e.g., by advertising on PrawfsBlawg), conduct screening interviews by Skype in September or October, and then conduct campus visits as usual?

Posted by: Candidate | Aug 25, 2017 1:43:25 PM

Any advice--from hiring schools or otherwise--for how to balance direct applications with the FAR? On the one hand, those of us on the market want to make sure the schools not participating in the conference see our materials. On the other, I'd like to not incur any bad will by doubling up with the FAR and a direct application. Without the ability to see which schools are participating at the conference before direct application deadlines, what should I (we) do?

Posted by: also aspiring | Aug 25, 2017 1:44:52 PM

Most schools realize that the best candidates get offers fast, so they want to have offers out by Thanksgiving. The timing of AALS this year makes that impossible. Thus, if you're interested in a school, I suggest you apply directly.

Posted by: anonprof | Aug 25, 2017 1:54:01 PM

That's very helpful, thank you.

Posted by: also aspiring | Aug 25, 2017 2:03:48 PM

I'm on the hiring committee at my school and there are upsides to having the FAR be later. It gives schools more time to figure out their hiring needs before they invite candidates for interviews, and it gives candidates more time to place a piece for those who are submitting in the Fall cycle and wish to list that on the FAR form.

Posted by: anon | Aug 25, 2017 2:08:10 PM

First time with AALS process. I submitted for the first FAR distribution. The website says the forms will go out to schools on Sept. 7. About how long does it take schools to reach out to schedule interviews? ie, at what point do I give up hope?

Posted by: anothercandidate | Aug 25, 2017 2:21:14 PM

Word to the wise: Be very wary of advice given here.

Example: "Most schools . . . want to have offers out by Thanksgiving."

Um, no.

Posted by: Marcus Neff | Aug 25, 2017 5:36:13 PM

My school likes to have offers out by Thanksgiving. Always has.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Aug 25, 2017 6:03:52 PM

University of Connecticut School of Law

Chair: James Kwak

Subject areas: Many, and I quote from the job description: "Inequalities related to race and ethnicity, advanced constitutional law, criminal procedure, commercial law, intellectual property, trusts and estates, evidence, and other areas of specialization." We intend to hire up to two people under this job posting, either tenure-track or tenured.

All applications must go through the UConn system. You can get there via http://web2.uconn.edu/uconnjobs/faculty/schools_colleges/school_law.php

For questions, please email James Kwak at james.kwak@uconn.edu.

Posted by: James Kwak | Aug 25, 2017 8:51:38 PM

I have done FAR multiple times so far. this is the first year it is so late. I started hearing from schools about 1-2 weeks after the FAR and everything was pretty much over by Sept 10 except for the top schools which were like Sept 20. The dynamics are different this year so I expect most school committee will meet on Sept 10, and ask people for more materials. They then won't decide on applicants until late September/early October I suppose, delaying everything two weeks.

There were years when I submitted direct applications instead of paying the fee. Schools still look at them, especially if you have a connection to a local school. I got interviews and requests for more info from direct applications. Especially when there is a formal application process as many state schools have.

If you are geographically limited or not really gunning for the very top schools, it makes little sense to have U of KY calling you up if you realistically can't go there. Alot of people say be in the FAR because momentum counts alot and I think that is true to some extent but really only at schools that are not pigeonholed by hiring needs and only at the top schools. I think the FAR makes it alot more complicated for everyone because i it is waste of money and time for many people who can't realistically "go anywhere" plus the perception of "momentum" encourages people to take up slots at schools they can't realistically go to. I know people who know they can't move because of spousal situations yet do bunches of FAR interviews they know they can't take just because of the perception it helps you get other jobs. It did not help any of them. I am guilty of this as anyone as I can't move but I think the whole process would be better if people only went to schools they realistically would move for. I decided last year that it was unfair for me to take up spots for other applicants for schools I can't go to so I canceled them. But I think that is a minority position because of the perception of momentum.

Apply direct if you are only interested in certain schools and/or have advisors willing to make calls to those schools. FAR only helps I think if you are a candidate for top schools or you are really in a position to go anywhere in the US. Or if money is no object.

I also think people underestimate the extent to which schools really are only hiring in certain fields. The list this year is populated by securities and business for most schools. If you are not that field it will be a tough market because even if you have Harvard Law Review most schools aren't going to care because they have specific hiring needs. That's another reason why the FAR Is overrated - unless you are a business person, you simply won't be considered for most jobs anyway.

Posted by: anon | Aug 25, 2017 9:04:44 PM

For state schools that require separate applications: will they still be able to review FAR forms and ask certain candidates to apply? Or are they unable to even consider applicants unless they independently complete a job application?

Posted by: anon | Aug 26, 2017 7:17:09 AM

Responding to a few questions here:

There is really no downside to applying directly and filling out the FAR. I would see the direct application as a sign of special interest.

At my school, being in the FAR gives you no advantage over a direct application. We will review all candidates.

We won't be calling people for interviews until late Sept. or early Oct. Keep in mind that we will have a ton of applications to look through, and we don't get access until Sept. 7.

We require direct applications before the interview, but we will review the FAR candidates and ask people to apply directly if we are interested.

Never give up hope. I only had 3 interviews at AALS the year I was hired. The school that actually hired me called me after the AALS when they had a surprise opening.

Posted by: AnonChair | Aug 26, 2017 9:10:33 PM

Can we get another thread going for questions/answers? This is just for committees. Thank you.

Posted by: anon | Aug 27, 2017 11:14:20 AM

Would it be possible to re-post this? The spreadsheet seems slim and we're getting close to the FAR submissions. Thanks very much!

Posted by: anon | Aug 28, 2017 12:04:49 PM

School: University of Tulsa College of Law

Chair: Bob Spoo (unified entry-level and lateral committee)
Other Committee Members: Tamara Piety, Matthew Lamkin, Johnny Parker, and Stephen Galoob

Subject Matter: cyberlaw/cybersecurity; energy & natural resources; social justice; human rights; health law; constitutional law; civil procedure; property

Individualized expressions of interest (including job market packets) are welcome via email; these materials should be sent to robert-spoo@utulsa.edu.

We anticipate hiring two positions for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Posted by: Stephen Galoob | Aug 28, 2017 3:47:46 PM


Chair: Stephanie Willbanks (unified committee)

Other committee members: Margaret Barry, Stephanie Farrior, Greg Johnson, David Mears, Sean Nolon

Subject areas/three positions: (1) Environmental Law; (2) Director, South Royalton Legal Clinic; (3) Legal Writing

Packets: Via e-mail; no hard copies, please.

Communication: facultyappointments@vermontlaw.edu

Posted by: Stephanie Farrior | Aug 28, 2017 5:38:29 PM

I just applied to a law school that has a need in my field. And of course I just noticed a minor typo in the cover letter. Will this kill my chances? Do I resend?

Posted by: argh! | Aug 29, 2017 11:42:34 AM

Yes, I would resubmit with a note that you noticed a typo. It would impress me that you cared that much about putting your best foot forward.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Aug 29, 2017 12:35:34 PM


(b) Chair: Lucas Osborn

(c) Committee: Tuneen Chisolm, Kevin Lee, Sarah Ludington, Dan Tilly

(d) Subjects: Corporate Law and related courses, including international courses, Trial Advocacy, Criminal Procedure, Evidence (and related areas)

(e) ALL applications must be submitted through the University's website: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMPUNIV&cws=1&rid=1324

(f) Questions should be directed to Lucas Osborn at OsbornL@campbell.edu

(g) Number of positions: We currently plan to hire one tenured or tenure-track position

Posted by: Lucas Osborn | Aug 30, 2017 10:09:40 AM

Mentioning the typo plants a flag on it. (I personally don't care about a single typo but I know others do.) Consider (1) changing a few other things in the letter as well and (2) resubmitting, stating in your cover email that an "updated" cover letter is attached, and that while the changes are not major, you want to be sure the committee has the most up to date copy of your materials. If you just sent them the cover letter yesterday, I would do (2) without (1).

Posted by: anon | Aug 30, 2017 10:20:53 AM

.... I sent one cover letter with a typo when I was on the market, and that school ended up making me an offer. I wouldn't stress.

Posted by: 1984 World Series Champion | Aug 30, 2017 5:52:53 PM

School: Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law

Chair: Jack B. Harrison

Other Committee Members: Amy Halbrook, Jennifer Kreder, Michael Mannheimer, David Singleton, Jeffrey Standen

Subject Areas: We are seeking stellar candidates with great teaching and scholarly potential. We are open to candidates in all subject areas who will contribute to the scholarly excellence and intellectual diversity of Chase. Although we are not limited by subject, we seek to include in our candidate pool individuals who would add to our strength in the fields of Criminal Law, Elder Law, Evidence, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Property, Race and the Law, Torts, Trusts & Estates, and Uniform Commercial Code.

Communications: Email harrisonj4@nku.edu

Number of Positions: Up to two entry-level or junior lateral, tenure-track, J.D.-credentialed faculty members to begin in the 2018-2019 academic year

Posted by: Jack Harrison | Aug 31, 2017 9:10:06 AM

School: Boston College Law School

Chair: Vlad Perju

Committee members: Renee Jones, Alfred Yen, Diane Ring, Joseph Liu

Subject areas: Open

Position: Entry-level or junior lateral.

Communication: lawappts@bc.edu

Posted by: Vlad Perju | Sep 1, 2017 9:28:33 AM

School: University of Maryland (Carey Law)

Chair: Peter Danchin

Other Members: Taunya Banks, Richard Boldt, Mark Graber, Lee Kovarsky, Michael Pinard ,Kevin Tu, Marley Weiss
Desired subject areas: Hire 1 for Business (senior lateral; junior lateral; entry-level, including experienced practitioners); Hire 2 is Open with preference for candidates who teach first-year and upper-level core courses (junior lateral; entry level)

Contact: Peter Danchin (Chair) at pdanchin@law.umaryland.edu

Preferred Channel: Email

Available Positions: 2

The University of Maryland has a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applications from persons of color and other members of historically disadvantaged groups.

Posted by: Lee Kovarsky | Sep 1, 2017 10:04:22 AM

School: Washburn University School of Law

Chair: Mary Ramirez (unified committee)

Other Committee Members: Rory Bahadur, Burke Griggs, Tonya Kowalski, Joseph Matrosimone

Subject areas: Commercial Law, Secured Transactions, Payment Systems, and Taxation, Estate and Gift Tax, Law and Accounting.

Packets: No particular preference. Our search is mostly focused on the entry level but we are open to expressions of interest from lateral candidates.

Communication: Interested candidates should send a resume, listing three references, and a cover letter to Professor Mary Ramirez, Chair, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Washburn University School of Law, 1700 College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas, 66621. E-mail: mary.ramirez@washburn.edu

Positions available: one, or possibly two tenure-track faculty positions (one for Commercial Law and possibly one for Tax) commencing in the 2018-19 academic year.

Posted by: Mary Kreiner Ramirez | Sep 4, 2017 1:03:51 PM

School: American University Washington College of Law

Chair: Amanda Frost (unified committee)

Other committee members: Jonas Anderson, Angela Davis, Lia Epperson, Heather Hughes, Jenny Roberts, Brenda Smith, and Robert Tsai

Subject areas: A focus on business law, criminal law, evidence, and property, but open to hiring in other areas as well. Entry level and junior laterals preferred, but open to considering senior laterals.

Communication: AUWCL is using Interfolio's ByCommittee* to coordinate the submission of application materials. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Please submit applications via: https://apply.interfolio.com/43695. If you have any general questions regarding the application process, contact Brian Coffill, Faculty Coordinator, at bcoffill@wcl.american.edu or (202) 274-4139.

Positions available: 2 or 3.

Posted by: Amanda Frost | Sep 4, 2017 7:22:54 PM

School: Saint Louis University School of Law
Chair: Sidney Watson (Unified Committee)
Other Committee Members: Chad Flanders, Dean Bill Johnson, Amy Sanders, Lisa Taylor, Molly Wilson
Subject areas: Our primary area of interest is health law.
Packets: We are happy to receive individualized expressions of interest from candidates via email with supporting documents in a single PDF.
Communications: Email Sidney Watson, at sidney.watson@slu.edu, Subject Line: Attn: FAC [your name]
Positions Available: We have one position which can be filled at the entry level or as a lateral hire.

Posted by: Sidney Watson | Sep 6, 2017 3:21:31 PM

(a) Hofstra: Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

(b) Professor Linda Galler, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

(d) Candidates must have a strong commitment to serious scholarship. We will consider all subject areas but primarily seek candidates interested in teaching one or more required or “core” courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty.

(e) We are happy to receive packets/individualized expressions of interest.

(f) We prefer to be contacted by email.

(g) We seek to fill up to four tenure track positions.

Posted by: Linda Galler | Sep 11, 2017 5:44:13 PM

School: Elon University School of Law

Chair: Steve Friedland, sfriedland2@elon.edu (both entry-level and lateral)

Subject areas: Criminal Law/Evidence and Property/T&E. Up to two t/t positions. We are also hiring a Director of Residencies and a Director of Academic & Bar Support. We are particularly interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty.

Packets: welcome, via email

Posted by: Enrique Armijo | Sep 14, 2017 11:56:21 AM

School: Oklahoma State University, Spears School of Business

Chair: Lee Adkins

Subject Areas--From the announcement: Successful applicants will be expected to teach the legal and regulatory environment of business and other business law courses. The teaching load is two classes each semester.

Packets: Please submit applications at:


Positions Available: One tenure track position

Posted by: Mike Schuster | Sep 15, 2017 10:49:19 AM

(a) Arkansas - Fayetteville
(b) Annie Smith
(c) Leeds, Clowney, Matthews, Woods, A. Killenbeck
(d) Con Law, Immigration Clinic
(g) Two Positions Available

Posted by: Steve Clowney | Sep 18, 2017 2:35:54 PM

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