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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Faculty Appointments Chairs

By now, most new appointments committees have formed.  Here's the announcement from last year:

Faculty Appointments Chairs

I'm starting to get calls for advice about the meat market in the fall.  One of the traditional components of the onslaught from entry-level candidates is the targeting of Faculty Appointments Committees at schools of particular interest.  I'm not fully clear on how useful this information really is (most letters addressed to "Appointments Chair" will get where they are supposed to go), but it certainly helps your advisors make calls to important people at the relevant school.

In PB's long tradition of helping entry-level types on the market, I'm opening a thread for people to announce committee members and chairs.  At Hastings, Leo Martinez is the chair this year.  Let the information flow freely.

UPDATE: If your school is searching for any particular areas of expertise, you might note it here too.  Hey, it's free advertising.

Leo Martinez is chairing appointments at Hastings again this year.  Let us know what you know so that we can pass it along to those who don't know but very much want to know.

Posted by Ethan Leib on July 19, 2007 at 07:50 PM in Life of Law Schools | Permalink


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Quinnipiac University School of Law: Stephen Latham is chair for tenured and tenure-track appointments; looking particularly in health law; commercial law; corps, business, securities, finance; and ADR. Toni Robinson is chair for clinical appointments. Multiple slots possible in each category.

Posted by: Stephen Latham | Aug 30, 2007 11:17:21 AM

Saint Louis University, School of Law: Camille Nelson (chair), Dean Jeffrey Lewis, Associate Dean Alan Weinberger, Thomas Greaney, Teri Dobbins, Fred Bloom, Ann Scarlett and Kerry Ryan

Posted by: Camille Nelson | Aug 23, 2007 7:09:53 PM

Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Anders Kaye (chair), Maurice Dyson, Rudy Hasl, Linda Keller, Steve Semeraro, and Ben Templin.

Posted by: Anders Kaye | Aug 23, 2007 12:39:06 AM

University of Dayton--Chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee--James G. Durham. We are looking for a faculty member in the Patent area. Both entry level and laterals will be considered.

Posted by: Harry Gerla | Aug 22, 2007 11:38:19 AM

Touro: Tom Schweitzer, chair.

Posted by: Meredith R. Miller | Aug 22, 2007 10:10:23 AM

University of Kentucky: Lori Ringhand, Chair.

Posted by: Lori Ringhand | Aug 15, 2007 4:08:33 PM

Loyola L.A.'s entry level hiring chair is Sean Scott. The chair of our laterals committee is Rick Hasen.

Posted by: Bill Araiza | Aug 15, 2007 3:45:16 PM

Nebraska: Chair, Matt Schaefer. Members of Committee: Colleen Medill, Richard Moberly, Anna Shavers, & Steve Willborn. We have needs in the following areas: torts, professional responsibility, and space law. The space law position is in connection with the creation of an LL.M. program in space and telecommunications law beginning Fall 2008 (see http://law.unl.edu/space.html for information on the first space law conference).

Posted by: Matt Schaefer | Aug 4, 2007 11:43:01 AM

Ohio State: Peter Shane is the chair. Our highest priority is contracts and commercial law. Should additional spots open up, other priorities include intellectual property, tax, business law (still including contracts and commercial law), clinical education, and health law.

Posted by: Larry Garvin | Jul 25, 2007 4:43:40 PM

Indiana University School of Law--Indianapolis: Florence Roisman is the chair of the Faculty Recruitment Committee. There is a subcommittee, of which I am chair, to focus on lateral candidates.

Posted by: Jeff Cooper | Jul 25, 2007 4:08:02 PM

University of North Dakota: Kathryn Rand and Katharine Traylor Schaffzin are co-chairs of the Faculty Selection Committee, serving with members Patti Alleva, Jim Grijalva, and Kirsten Dauphinais. UND is looking to fill tenure-track positions in Contracts and Commercial Law, Lawyering Skills, and Federal Indian and Tribal Law.

Posted by: Kate Traylor Schaffzin | Jul 24, 2007 11:04:47 AM

University of Minnesota: Mary Lou Fellows is chair of the lateral committee, and Brad Karkkainen is chair of the entry-level committee.

Posted by: Brett McDonnell | Jul 20, 2007 12:42:47 PM

University of Chicago: Chair is Lior Strahilevitz.

Posted by: Lior Strahilevitz | Jul 20, 2007 11:53:12 AM

New York Law School: Co-chairs are Lloyd Bonfield and Tanina Rostain

Posted by: Doni Gewirtzman | Jul 20, 2007 11:11:49 AM

University of Miami: entry level: Caroline Bradley (Chair), David Abraham, Terence Anderson, Ben Depoorter, Zanita Fenton, Marthan Mahoney, Elliott Manning. Laterals chair: David Abraham.

Posted by: Caroline Bradley | Jul 19, 2007 10:40:35 PM

Willamette: Norman Williams is chair.

Posted by: Peter Letsou | Jul 16, 2007 6:02:50 PM

Drexel College of Law: Dan Filler, Chair.

Posted by: Dan Filler | Jul 13, 2007 9:46:29 PM

Western State University College of Law: Chair, Glenn Koppel, other committee members Jim Hayes, David Frakt. Looking broadly for first year courses and possibly a legal writing/professional skills director.

Posted by: David Frakt | Jul 13, 2007 4:37:58 PM

Brooklyn Law School: Neil Cohen is chair of the lateral appointments committee. Roberta Karmel is chair of the entry-level appointments committee

Posted by: Ted Janger | Jul 7, 2007 12:48:49 AM

U.C. Berkeley: Gillian Lester is chair.

Posted by: Gillian Lester | Jul 6, 2007 2:05:26 PM

Villanova Law School: John Gotanda, Chair

Posted by: John Gotanda | Jul 5, 2007 12:12:56 PM

Vanderbilt: Lisa Bressman is chair of the lateral appointments committee; Richard Nagareda is chair of the entry-level appointments committee.

Posted by: Richard Nagareda | Jul 3, 2007 1:33:26 PM

Hofstra: Joanna Grossman, chair of lateral appointments committee; Herbie DiFonzo, chair of entry-level appointments committee. Both committees will look broadly, but we have particular needs in commercial, corporate, tax, intellectual property, and international business/corporate law.

Posted by: Joanna Grossman | Jul 2, 2007 6:12:41 PM

University of Richmond School of Law: Daniel Murphy is chair of the Appointments Committee. We will possibly make entry level appointments in Business Associations, Commercial Law (including Bankruptcy), Family Law, Land Use Planning, Property, and Wills and Trusts. In addition, applications will be considered for the directorship of our new National Center for Family Law.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 2, 2007 12:19:38 PM

Stetson University College of Law: Co-Chairs of the Appointments Committee for 2007-2008 are Michael Allen and Timothy Kaye. We are flexible in terms of needs but we may be focusing on Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law.

Posted by: Michael Allen | Jul 2, 2007 9:27:20 AM

University of Connecticut: Tom Baker is chair. Committee includes Bethany Berger, Laura Dickinson, Michael Fischl, Angel Oquendo, Peter Siegelman. We're looking broadly but business law and con law are obvious needs. Interdisciplinary orientation is a plus.

Posted by: Tom Baker | Jul 1, 2007 10:07:09 PM

Tulane Law School: Jancy Hoeffel is Chair. Committee includes Keith Werhan, Martin Davies, and Vernon Palmer. We are looking broadly, but have specific needs in commercial law and civil law.

Posted by: Jancy Hoeffel | Jun 29, 2007 3:04:29 PM

Seton Hall: Charles Sullivan. We are also looking for candidates for chaired positions in corporate compliance and pharmaceutical law, and potentially an Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology Management.

Posted by: Frank | Jun 28, 2007 11:34:51 PM

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

entry level committee chair: Christian Johnson
Con law chair search committee: Spencer Waller

Posted by: Spencer Waller | Jun 28, 2007 1:38:14 PM

Ken Broun is the chair of the appointments committee at the University of North Carolina School of Law. Other members of the Committee are Patricia Bryan, Mike Gerhardt, Melissa Jacoby, Max Eichner and Tamar Birckhead. We are focusing our search on health law, tax, employment/work law and trusts and estates.

Posted by: Ken Broun | Jun 28, 2007 9:36:26 AM

Missouri--Columbia: Thom Lambert is chair. We have particular needs in commercial law and dispute resolution.

Posted by: Thom Lambert | Jun 28, 2007 9:05:12 AM

University of Oregon: Chair is Leslie Harris

Posted by: Margie Paris | Jun 28, 2007 8:42:11 AM

George Washington: Chair is Sean Murphy.

Posted by: Michael Abramowicz | Jun 28, 2007 8:38:45 AM

Wake Forest: Chair is Wendy Parker, http://law.wfu.edu/x1897.xml.

Posted by: Ron Wright | Jun 27, 2007 5:59:00 PM

UNC's chair is Ken Broun.

Posted by: Eric Muller | Jun 27, 2007 2:44:04 PM

Emory: Chair, Thomas Arthur

Posted by: Robert Schapiro | Jun 27, 2007 2:13:40 PM

UCLA: Co-chairs Stephen Gardbaum and Kirk Stark

Posted by: Adam Winkler | Jun 27, 2007 12:43:36 PM

Pepperdine's Chair is Grant Nelson

Posted by: Roger Alford | Jun 27, 2007 11:38:09 AM

At Wash. U., Cheryl Block is chairing entry-level appointments, and Dan Keating is chairing lateral appointments.

Posted by: Sam Bagenstos | Jun 27, 2007 11:30:00 AM

Charleston: Syd Beckman is the chair. Commercial Law is a definite hiring need for 2008-09.

Posted by: Richard Gershon | Jun 27, 2007 10:59:11 AM

Alabama: James Leonard, Chair.

Posted by: James Leonard | Jun 27, 2007 9:58:39 AM

Suffolk: Joe Franco is the chair.

Posted by: Andrew Perlman | Jun 27, 2007 8:59:50 AM

Duke: Deborah DeMott is chairing our lateral appointments committee, and Sara Beale is chairing our entry-level appointments committee.

Posted by: Curtis Bradley | Jun 27, 2007 8:26:43 AM

Drake Law School chair is Cathy Mansfield. We will likely be looking for someone who specializes in health law and/or insurance law, but we are not limited to those areas.

Posted by: Mark Kende | Jun 25, 2007 5:57:24 PM

Florida State University College of Law's appointments committee chair is J.B. Ruhl. Among the curricular areas we need most are Torts, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Procedure and Property, but we are not limited to those areas.

Posted by: Jim Rossi | Jun 25, 2007 5:18:30 PM

St. Thomas (MN) chair is Rob Vischer.

Posted by: Rob Vischer | Jun 25, 2007 2:22:23 PM

Wayne State chair is Peter Henning.

Posted by: Peter Henning | Jun 25, 2007 11:33:44 AM

Penn State's chair is Marie Reilly.

Posted by: Marie Reilly | Jun 25, 2007 10:08:14 AM

Washington & Lee's Appointments Committee is Joan Shaughnessey (Chair), Scott Sundby, David Millon, Robin Wilson, Louise Halper, Robert Danforth, Mark Drumbl, and Dean Rod Smolla.

Posted by: Mark Drumbl | Jun 24, 2007 3:10:46 PM

South Texas College of Law: Tim Zinnecker, chair. Possible needs may include torts, property, and corporations.

Posted by: tim zinnecker | Jun 23, 2007 3:56:06 PM

Notre Dame's Appointments Committee includes A.J. Bellia, Peg Brinig, Dean Patricia O'Hara, and me. Chair, and final committee member, t/b/d.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Jun 23, 2007 3:14:11 PM

Lewis & Clark: Chair, Joe Miller

Posted by: Joe Miller | Jun 22, 2007 5:49:28 PM

Pace: Chair, Ann Powers

Posted by: Bridget Crawford | Jun 22, 2007 4:43:09 PM

Arizona: Chair, Robert Glennon

Posted by: Darian Ibrahim | Jun 22, 2007 1:09:40 PM

Boston University: Chair, Michael Meurer

Posted by: Michael Meurer | Jun 22, 2007 12:30:08 PM

Toledo: Chair, Joseph Slater (me).

Posted by: Joseph Slater | Jun 22, 2007 10:21:53 AM

Case Western Reserve: Chair: Jacqui Lipton.

Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Jun 22, 2007 8:47:46 AM

Pittsburgh: Chair: Anthony Infanti; members: Pat Chew, David Herring, and Haider Ala Hamoudi

Posted by: Anthony Infanti | Jun 22, 2007 7:59:53 AM

Cincinnati: Chair: Chris Bryant; members: Barbara Black, Jacob Cogan, Emily Houh, and Ronna Schneider

Posted by: Paul Caron | Jun 21, 2007 8:33:15 PM

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