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Friday, March 02, 2018

Entry Level Hiring: The 2018 Report - Call for Information

Time once again for the entry level hiring report.

I will gather the following information for tenure-track, clinical, or legal writing full-time entry-level hires: 

Basic Information: Name, Hiring School, JD Institution, JD Year of Graduation

Other Degrees: Type of Degree,  Degree Granting Institution, Degree Subject

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship: Institution and Type (e.g., VAP, name of fellowship, etc.)

Clerkship: Court (e.g., 9th Circuit, Texas Supreme Court, etc.)

Areas of Speciality (up to four) (if you are a clinical or LRW hire, please list this as your first Area of Specialty)

Type of Position: Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track (if you are clinical or LRW and also tenure-track, please indicate this)

The information will be aggregated on this spreadsheet (which is reproduced below and which you can view and download by clicking on this link); scroll across to see all of the information we will be aggregating.

Please leave the information in the comments, and, to protect those on the job market, please sign the comment with your real name. (Ideally, the reporting person would be either the hired individual or someone from the hiring committee at the hiring school.) If you would like to email information instead of posting it, please send it to Sarah Lawsky at sarah *dot* lawsky *at* law *dot* northwestern *dot* edu. Remember: you can't edit the spreadsheet yourself. To get your information into the spreadsheet, you must either post in the comments or email me.

I will also gather the names of schools that are doing no entry-level hiring this year (that's the second tab on the spreadsheet), so if you know for sure that your school is not doing entry-level hiring, please post that in the comments or email me.

If you see any errors, or if I have incorporated your information into the spreadsheet but you are not yet ready to make it public, please don't hesitate to email me, and I will take care of the problem as soon as I can.


The list does not include people who were full-time non-tenure track clinicians who are now moving to a tenure track job at a different school, as these don't seem like true entry-level hires to me. This is the situation where a person is at a school that does not provide tenure to clinicians, and then moves to a school that does provide tenure to clinicians.

The list does include people who had a non-professor job in a law school and then moved to a professor job that was tenure track. Thus a person may have worked at a law school for many years, but still be considered an entry level hire. To indicate this situation, I will put their previous job at a law school in the "fellowship" category, and note "non-TT to TT" in the "Notes" category. This is not to indicate that this isn't an entry-level hire, but rather to give information about the nature of the item listed as a fellowship. (I.e., not a temporary position, as fellowships usually are.)

Other links:

This report follows in the tradition of Larry Solum's excellent work over many years.

2017 initial post, 2017 spreadsheet, 2017 report (with graphs).

2016 initial post, 2016 spreadsheet, 2016 report (with graphs). 

2015 initial post, 2015 spreadsheet, 2015 report (with graphs).

2014 initial post, 2014 spreadsheet, 2014 report (with graphs).

2013 initial post, 2013 spreadsheet, 2013 report (with graphs).

2012 initial post, 2012 spreadsheet, 2012 report (with graphs).

2011 initial post, 2011 spreadsheet, 2011 report (with graphs).

All PrawfsBlawg entry level hiring report tagged posts.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on March 2, 2018 at 04:01 PM in Entry Level Hiring Report | Permalink


Basic Information: BJ Ard, University of Wisconsin Law School, Yale Law School, 2010

Other Degrees: PhD, Yale Law School, Law

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship: University of Arizona Law School VAP

Clerkship: 11th Circuit

Areas of Specialty: IP, Contracts, Property, Commercial Law

Type of Position: Tenure Track

Posted by: Susannah Tahk | Mar 5, 2018 12:18:15 PM

Thanks so much for posting the Entry Level Hires! Just wanted to update it with mine:

Basic Information:
Name: Hiba Hafiz;
Hiring School: Boston College Law School
JD Institution: Columbia Law School
JD Year of Graduation: 2010

Other Degrees:
Type of Degree: PhD
Degree Granting Institution: Yale University
Degree Subject: Comparative Literature

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship:
Institution and Type: University of Chicago Law School, Harry A. Bigelow Fellowship

Clerkship: D.N.J. (Judge Linares); 1st Circuit (Judge Torruella)

Areas of Speciality: Labor and Employment Law; Antitrust Law; Administrative Law

Type of Position: Tenure Track

Posted by: Hiba Hafiz | Mar 7, 2018 3:38:41 PM

Basic Information:
Name: Madalyn Wasilczuk
Hiring School: Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
JD Institution: NYU Law
JD Year of Graduation: 2013

Other Degrees: B.A. International Studies from American University

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship: Clinical Teaching Fellowship, Cornell Law School, Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide

Clerkship: Court: N/A

Areas of Speciality: Clinical teaching, criminal law and procedure, human rights

Type of Position: Non-tenure track

Posted by: Madalyn Wasilczuk | Mar 12, 2018 4:20:44 PM

Name: James Dillon
Hiring School: University of Dayton
JD Institution: NYU
JD Year of Graduation: 2003
Other degrees (1)
Type: Ph.D. (expected 2018)
Degree Granting Institution: UC Berkeley
Degree Subject: Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Other degrees (2)
Type: Master of Arts
Degree Granting Institution: NYU
Degree Subject: Philosophy
Fellowship: Columbia, Associate in Law
Clerkship: E.D.N.Y.
Areas of Specialty: Evidence, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts
Type of Position: Tenure Track

Posted by: James Dillon | Mar 12, 2018 10:19:09 PM

Name: Hannah Bloch-Wehba
Hiring School: Drexel University Kline School of Law
JD Institution: NYU
JD Year of Graduation: 2013

Other Degrees: n/a

Fellowship: Yale Law School, Stanton First Amendment Fellowship

Clerkship: n/a

Areas of Specialty: Civil Procedure; Cyberlaw

Type of Position: Tenure Track

Posted by: Hannah Bloch-Wehba | Mar 13, 2018 10:50:40 AM

Basic Information:
Name: G. Alex Sinha
Hiring School: Quinnipiac University School of Law School
JD Institution: NYU
JD Year of Graduation: 2013

Other Degrees:
Type of Degree: Ph.D.
Degree Granting Institution: University of Toronto
Degree Subject: Philosophy

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship: n/a

Clerkship: E.D.N.Y. (Judge Amon)

Areas of Speciality: Property, Privacy, National Security, International Law, Law & Philosophy

Type of Position: Tenure Track

Posted by: Alex Sinha | Mar 21, 2018 1:41:59 PM

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