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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Law School Hiring Thread, 2009-10, Thread Four: The Last Phase?

This thread will be moved to the front every ten days or so.

Please add comments to this thread, not Threads One, Two, or Three (where comments are now closed).

This thread is for both law professors and people who are on the market this coming year for becoming a law professor. We invite those on the market and those who are prawfs to leave comments (anonymously if they prefer) regarding:

a) whether they have received a callback from a law school and/or accepted it and

b) whether they have received an offer from a law school and/or accepted it; feel free to also leave details about the offer or info about teaching loads, research leaves, etc. Please note that a school listed as "offer accepted" may have made more than one offer, and may still have some of those slots open. The aggregator will try to keep track of these (to the extent people let the aggregator know) all the way to the right, in the "offer notes" column.

Law professors may also choose to provide information that is relevant to the entry-level or the lateral market.

Bear in mind: if you don't want your contact information displayed, please just enter in [email protected] or something like that as an email address.

We will continue our spreadsheet approach:  All information should still come in through the comments. Our generous aggregator will continue to use a spreadsheet to aggregate the information (we have started a new spreadsheet for callbacks and offers, which appears below).  As before, only the aggregator will be able to edit the spreadsheet, but when the aggregator edits the spreadsheet, those changes will be reflected in the embedded version below.

As always, please be patient with the aggregator, who will try to update this spreadsheet once a day, but may have a job, and perhaps may even be on the market.

The first thread is here; the second thread (where you can still get the AALS call spreadsheet) is here; the third thread is here.

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Late ding from Texas's Emerging Scholars Program.

Posted by: Iwillrevealmyselfanon | Jun 16, 2010 4:12:06 PM

When does the new FAR form become available?

Posted by: anon | Jun 10, 2010 4:31:48 PM

This might not be the right thread for this question, but does anyone know which specialty is more in demand: civ pro/fed courts or contracts/remedies? I am on the fence in picking a topic for my first post-note publication. Thanks

Posted by: anon | May 17, 2010 8:48:29 AM

I want to join the VAP-er who says don't give up! I just landed a fellowship/ VAP type position, on my second try (although my first try was somewhat half-hearted). However, I came quite close to not succeeding and I am aware that many who are at least as qualified and talented lucked out. I also know there is a tough road still ahead of me.

I don't know if the following is helpful to others, but I thought I'd share how I dealt with the prospect of things not working out (which seemed increasingly real in this dragged-out process). While working on my applications, I resolved that if no law school would hire me to be a full-time academic, I'd find a way to do it on the side. Of course it's not an ideal situation when you feel a deep desire to be a scholar and teacher, but it's not so bad either and certainly better than neglecting your scholarly interests entirely. In fact, when I got an offer I had just started reaching out to schools about adjunct positions and some appeared interested. Actually, the realization that it's not all or nothing may have helped me in this process, as it gave me some comfort and confidence and made me feel that something good would come out of all this hard work no matter what.

Posted by: anon | May 10, 2010 5:09:44 PM

Depends on the particular fellowship/VAP and tenure-track position you are comparing. I would posit that getting a Climenko fellowship is more difficult than most tenure-track positions at 4th tier law schools (but not, e.g., 2nd tier schools), but getting a fellowship/VAP at a less regarded program is likely easier than a tenure-track position at any school that is accredited. But that's just my impression. It's really case by case. Generally speaking, I would say fellowships and VAPs are less competitive (after all, they are only hiring you for a year or two versus what usually, given high tenure rates, ends up being for life) - but all of these such positions are still terribly competitive!

Posted by: vap-er | May 6, 2010 10:51:09 PM

What is harder, getting a fellowship/VAP or a tenure-track position?

Posted by: anon | May 6, 2010 4:34:37 PM

I also think it's safe to say that these fellowships and VAPs are (much like the actual market) extremely competitive. So if you didn't land one (but applied for many), don't let your head hang. Go think and write hard and publish and the next year may be more kind!

Posted by: vap-er | May 5, 2010 4:51:16 PM

Chi-Kent ding. I think it's safe to say most of the game is now over.

Posted by: vap-er | May 5, 2010 4:49:57 PM

cornell VAP ding

Posted by: anon | May 3, 2010 8:55:58 AM

Ding letter from Temple.

Posted by: anon | Apr 26, 2010 11:15:53 AM

Brooklyn VAP ding. Appreciate having closure at least.

Posted by: anon1 | Apr 24, 2010 7:27:12 PM

duke vap ding

Posted by: [email protected]@ | Apr 22, 2010 11:49:56 PM

Entry-level offer out from Yale...

Posted by: anon | Apr 22, 2010 8:53:15 AM

Columbia Academic Fellows ding via snail.

Posted by: [email protected]@ | Apr 16, 2010 5:16:14 PM

WUSTL and TJSL dings via snail.

Posted by: anotheranon | Apr 16, 2010 3:38:03 PM

ding via snail mail from TJSL fellowship. better luck next year, i guess.

Posted by: anon | Apr 12, 2010 9:44:38 PM

Email ding from Tulane (New Orleans) fellowship. Position filled.

Posted by: anotheranon | Apr 12, 2010 4:56:26 PM

Email ding from Tulane fellowship. Position filled.

Posted by: anotheranon | Apr 12, 2010 4:55:29 PM

Well. Things sure did quiet down around here.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 9, 2010 2:49:40 PM

So sorry to hear that, Prof Solum. Wishing your mother a speedy recovey.

Posted by: anonymous | Apr 9, 2010 10:11:33 AM

Status of Entry Level Hiring Report.
My apologies to everyone who has been waiting for the Entry Level Hiring Report on Legal Theory Blog. My mom has had some significant health issues and I spent about half of March with her in California. I will be getting the report up as soon as possible.

Posted by: Lawrence B. Solum | Apr 8, 2010 12:57:46 PM

On Jan 13, 2010 11:27:18 PM, Professor Solum posted on this thread that he "will start the entry-level hiring report in early February. Based on past experience, reports will continue to come in through May and into June." Although his survey began in early March, rather than in early February, no one got excited or overly anxious on this thread about that delay.

Having said that, if people find the idea of a hiring report silly, then perhaps they also think that all four threads of this hiring blog are silly as well, since Prof. Solum's report has historically aggregated the end result of the discussion on these and similar threads. Furthermore, on March 03, 2010 at 04:56 AM, for example, Professor Leiter posted on his blog that "Solum's Entry-Level Hiring Survey for 2009-10......has begun. Please take a moment to fill out the survey if you were a job seeker who has now accepted a tenure-track position to begin next academic year." Presumably, reasonable people believe, when another respected Prawf requests job seekers to fill out the survey, that the idea of a survey or the information contained therein is not silly. And if Prof. Solum chooses not to conduct the survey, then so be it, it's his time and his blog, but the market allowed for someone else to rise to meet the demand of those who wanted a survey, and that individual should not be criticized for stepping in and filling an inexplicable void.

At the time of soliciting information, Prof. Solum indicated that the initial results would be posted on March 10th, and he later retracted the March 10th date without comment while still seeking/soliciting information from job seekers. To me, those who initially provided information to Professor Solum (at least 69 people, by Prof. Solum's own count) reasonably relied on his assertion when they provided the information to him ("I will provide this hiring information to Prof. Solum based on his statement that he will *publish* the first round of information on March 10."). Moreover, given that Prof. Solum historically published the hiring reports shortly after soliciting the information, it's not unreasonable for people to have assumed that Prof. Solum would generally do the same this year.

Yet Prof. Solum has continued posting on (countless) other (fascinating) topics on his blog while simultaneously keeping the hiring survey link at the top of his blog, eliminating the March 10th publication date, and providing no other reason as to why that date simply disappeared.

Of course, applicants, prawfs, and applicants-to-be are grateful for the work that Prof. Solum has done in the past relative to the hiring report (as well as his ongoing wonderful blog); however, when people submit information in reliance on that information being aggregated and published on a specific given date (or within a short timeframe thereafter), those people do not seem to be unjustified in feeling misled, because they were, well, intentionally or not, misled.

To indicate that somehow Prof. Solum is above criticism (or beneath praise) is absurd. He deserves both (mostly praise, but, c'mon, saying you will do something on a certain date, not doing it, not discussing why (while still posting a lot of other great stuff), and not being transparent about what was being done with the information in the meantime is certainly worthy of some measure of criticism.

And to threaten someone by telling them "be grateful you're posting anonymously, as I'm not sure anyone would hire you if they knew who you were???" Child, please. I'm not sure anyone would want to join Prof. Risch's faculty, knowing that criticizing someone for not following through on what one said he was going to do (and failing to be transparent in why) is implicitly worthy of ignoring the potential to be great in the areas of scholarship, service, and teaching. I'll take an intellectual powerhouse who regularly publishes in good law reviews, is effective in the classroom, serves my university well, and is sometimes critical of others in the academy for failing to do what they say they will over someone who is average in each of the above categories but is subservient to, and afraid to criticize, senior faculty. Maybe I've been looking at the wrong criteria when evaluating candidates.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 8, 2010 12:50:41 PM

Prof. Risch,

As the person whose post apparently provoked your comments to begin with, I'd like to take a moment to clarify. Re-reading what I wrote, I understand why you might take the post as about nothing more than a criticism of Prof. Solum. And, in fact, I do stand by my sentiment (if not my use of the word "shameful") that it's unfortunate and disappointing that Prof. Solum announced he would collect this information and publish it and then has failed to do so. It's not even a matter of doing so or not doing so on "my" schedule. But for every person who submitted information to him (including me), the expectation he created was that it would be shared in a timely manner. I'm not overly concerned with the folks (also including me) who are interested in learning where everyone ended up. It's just simply not right, in my opinion, to have created the expecation among those of us who CONTRIBUTED information to not then publish it. I have no doubt, from his past years doing this, that Prof. Solum certainly intended to publish the information in a prompt manner. But that doesn't change the fact that had he said: "Send along information and I will keep it under lock and key until I feel like sharing it and will provide no updates throughout" that I, at least, wouldn't have sent along the 3-4 hirings that I knew. Does it really matter? No -- but when has that ever stopped anyone from posting anything?

My other point, though, is that my post was intended (again, perhaps poorly executed) to get people to stop focusing on "when is Prof. Solum going to give us this information" and instead to encourage that we take matters into our own hands by accumulating the information here.

I am sorry that you would not like someone like me on your faculty. But, with all due respect, I think that is "a bit shameful" (and by that, I mean, unfortunate).

Posted by: Solum-lite | Apr 8, 2010 12:45:21 PM

Why is it "hubristic" to contemplate a different survey? (I don't think anyone expected there would be a "rush" to supply the information--that's a really odd thing to say.) And why is it "entitled"? If anything, it's the opposite of entitled. There is absolutely no reason Prof. Solum should have to compile the information. If this is information people want and can't get, then they should collect it themselves, which is what the alternate survey was meant to do.

(Of course, given the way this comment thread has progressed, an alternate survey is now out of the question. Ironic.)

Posted by: anonanon | Apr 8, 2010 11:35:08 AM

The alternate survey will not be posted. The survey has been deleted.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 8, 2010 10:55:22 AM

This is a matter of expectation-setting. We are extremely grateful to Prof. Solum for taking on this thankless, and apparently "silly" job of compiling an entry-level hiring report but since he has a 1) de facto monopoly on this sort of information-gathering, and 2) he has indeed stated that he will post the results three weeks ago, I think a simple statement (hell, it could even be just one sentence) explaining the delay would have been appropriate. The report is not silly of course, it helps aspiring prawfs to have an idea of "market demand."

So I don't think Prof. Solum is completely blameless as Michael Risch would seem to have it. But as things go, just don't say things and then not do them. (But I still like Prof. Solum a lot).

Posted by: another anon | Apr 8, 2010 10:09:55 AM

Anon at 12:53 - wow. That's just about all I can say. Sure, it makes a lot of sense to compare the professional rules that come with pro bono representation to a blog survey. I can't believe I missed how similar the duties are!

I don't think it is nastiness. I agree with that. I think it is more a sense of entitlement, and your post illustrates that. Jeff Harrison writes about this a lot at Moneylaw. His posts often over-generalize, but they seem spot on with respect to you.

And yes, I do think the entry level report is a bit silly. That said, I think it is helpful and I like it a lot. What I think is more silly is doing an alternate one because he's not doing it fast enough. What is more silly than that is doing it because one thinks Prof. Solum is doing it to perpetuate a vast academic conspiracy of silence about hiring and the hubris to think that people will rush to do an alternate survey (which they obviously did not do).

As far as vague threats - I want to make clear I never intended that. Indeed my weight in the academic world is so small that if I tried to throw it around people would laugh. You just caught me on a tired, over-worked night. I usually issue rebukes in a much nicer way.

Posted by: Michael Risch | Apr 8, 2010 5:06:32 AM

It is absolutely true that Professor Solum has done our little world a great service through his entry-level hiring reports in the past. He doesn't have to do it and I am sure that it takes a chunk of time to put it all together. And if intervening events have made it impossible for him to do it this year, then I think that is perfectly understandable. But, on his Legal Theory Blog, he announced that he was going to post a preliminary list on March 10 or thereabouts (if memory serves). That date came and went and then the sentence about posting a preliminary list disappeared from the blog. I would have thought that Professor Solum would let everyone know, by this point, what was up--whether he was only going to post one final, complete survey or whether he hasn't had the time or whatever. But I don't think it is beyond the pale to say that he should post an update on where things stand with the entry-level survey and whether he is going forward with it this year.

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2010 12:29:21 AM

Prof. Risch,

"You're kidding right? He gathers information, consolidates it into a helpful format, and publishes it..."

No, actually, it appears he doesn't publish it. He does gather. He might consolidate. There's nothing helpful about the format -- or maybe there is, who knows, no one's seen it.

"Why can't he work for free on my schedule..."

True, he is doing what he does for free. As a practicing lawyer, I take on pro bono cases all the time. I suppose that frees me of any obligations to approach that work with a professional manner? "Your honor, I don't have to file my reply brief in 10 days, I'm doing this pro bono." And, I would add, that Prof. Solum established the expected timeframe himself by first saying that he would publish initial results on March 10 and then update them accordingly.

"I hope none of you criticizers wind up on my faculty"

Fair enough -- that's you're right to feel that way. My hope is that none of my future colleagues think of it as "their" faculty.

Posted by: anon | Apr 8, 2010 12:25:23 AM

I agree that the criticism of Solum is unwarranted. It probably reflects the anxiety and paranoia that annually consumes persons on the market, rather than innate nastiness, though.

However, I don't see what's "silly" about posting an alternate report, though, unless one believes that Solum's report is also silly: Why would the endeavor be useful when one person does it but silly when another does it? It's unclear whether Mr. Solum intends to post his results, so as alternate compilation may be useful.

That being said, now that Mr. Risch has vaguely threatened anyone working on the alternate report, I agree that it should not be posted. One might assume that the persons on the list self reported, which apparently is an indirect slap in the face to Mr. Solum.

I thought it was unfair for people to criticize Mr. Solum for claiming a monopoly on the hiring data, when in fact he has claimed no such monopoly. He instead spends a significant amount of his own time for the benefit of others. Interestingly, though, it seems like he has a de facto monopoly (not out of his own doing). At best, anyone who creates a separate list will at least be considered a "silly" person by professors like Mr. Risch and, at worst, will be considered an un-hireable, unwanted colleague.

Posted by: anonprawf, | Apr 7, 2010 11:05:12 PM

Some of the persons making the criticisms of Prof. Solum organized the alternate survey - so that is where there might be some imputed (and potentially incorrect) correlation between the two.

Posted by: anon | Apr 7, 2010 10:41:00 PM

Thanks, South Podunk Booster, for reminding me about the importance of alumni relations. I should have thought twice before posting criticism of someone using my real name.

Of course, as a booster, it might be easier to gather information by calling the dean! And making a donation when you hear all the great people they hired! My school is always willing to accept such donations.

Anon, Apr. 7 - I didn't mean to say anything about an alternate survey (though I think the idea silly - whoops, maybe I did mean to say something). I was speaking more about the criticism of Prof. Solum for not doing what is essentially a public service on someone else's schedule.

Posted by: Michael Risch | Apr 7, 2010 10:34:38 PM

Please don't post the results of this "alternate" survey. If Prof. Risch's opinion is representative, I'd hate to see some innocent bystanders (persons whose names have been submitted to the survey by others) have their reputations potentially harmed because it might be assumed they were one of the "criticizers."

Posted by: anon | Apr 7, 2010 10:14:25 PM

Michael,

I don't take your words lightly. I'm a proud graduate of South Podunk, met my wife there. It was also there that I first got plastered. I'm a fifth generation Podunkey. I love our yearly alumni gatherings in Camp Podunkawat. So what happens at South Podunk U. is of deep interest to me, affecting how much money my family sinks into the school to make sure the law school shows favoritism to my younger niece. Sounny Podunkwa Smith. Remember that name suckas 'cause one day we'll buy her a place on the faculty!

God bless them and Sarah Palin too.

Go Team!

Posted by: South Podunk Booster | Apr 7, 2010 9:55:16 PM

"Good idea, but why not set up your own survey monkey so no one needs to post directly to this site, thus avoiding the public criticism of Prof. Solum (which I agree he deserves)."

You're kidding right? He gathers information, consolidates it into a helpful format, and publishes it - all for free while posting blog post after blog post of interesting stuff and doing all the other things law professors do. Damn him! Why can't he work for free on my schedule, providing information that will not improve my life one small bit! If only I knew who South Podunk U. hired, and RIGHT NOW, my life would be so much better. In fact, I'm really angry at him right now for not teaching my class for me! How dare he!

I hope none of you criticizers wind up on my faculty - be grateful you're posting anonymously, as I'm not sure anyone would hire you if they knew who you were.

Posted by: Michael Risch | Apr 7, 2010 9:17:33 PM

Actually, on further thought, what I will do is figure out how to embed a spreadsheet in the other site, the same way PrawfsBlawg embedded the spreadsheet here. That way people can do what they want with the information--sort it, aggregate it, whatever.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 7, 2010 7:34:31 PM

Great suggestions, a nawn. I am at seven responses. As soon as I get three more, I will aggregate the responses here, and, if PrawfsBlawg does not want to create a separate post for this information, I will set up a wordpress site for the list as well. I have modified the settings so that you can now submit more than once without clearing the cache. I encourage anyone who wants to submit information to go to this link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQZCGQB

Please let me know if you have any other suggestions.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 7, 2010 7:29:47 PM

"If I get up to 10 responses today, I will post the results by the end of the day."

I sent you a few reports that should help you cross the 10 threshold. Also, I'd recommend that you post the initial list here and also create a simple wordpress site or something to include the information. People might be more comfortable submitting info to an actual web site rather than a comment thread. Also, it will be easier for others to link to the list.

Another recommendation -- I could submit multiple reports through surveymonkey only by clearing my cache. Once I entered results into the survey and then tried to go back to the link to submit another, it treated me as if I'd already filled the survey out and couldn't add info. You should be able to add a button or something that will allow people to respond/submit more than once.

Posted by: a nawn | Apr 7, 2010 6:04:42 PM

Re. fellowship/ VAP positions: I received a rejection from Chicago-Kent about a month ago. I recall that the letter said they had no hiring needs at this time as they filled their one spot. Columbia and NYU have extended offers for the Associates/ Lawyering Programs (but I don't know if they completed their hiring).

Posted by: anon | Apr 7, 2010 12:09:25 PM

Update on our alternative survey: I did not post the results because I have gotten fewer than 10 responses. If I get up to 10 responses today, I will post the results by the end of the day. (Given the response rate at this point, though, I fear that our alternative survey will end up as nothing more than a chance for me to learn how Surveymonkey works.)

Posted by: Anon | Apr 7, 2010 9:30:46 AM

Sure, I have heard that many schools don't send out rejections, but I was hoping someone here could let us know if they had an interview with any of the programs. Is it unrealistic to think that some of them haven't started interviewing yet?

Posted by: anon | Apr 6, 2010 8:49:51 PM

I'm not sure but I think Penn State is still looking for a visitor to teach securities/UCC.

Posted by: Anon | Apr 6, 2010 6:54:29 PM

Re: VAP ding letters. Having gone through this process in a previous year, I can just tell you that many schools do not extend applicants the courtesy of a ding letter. And, for those that do send them out, they may arrive in your mailbox in May or June. If you had an on-campus interview and job talk, though, then that's a different story.

Posted by: anon | Apr 6, 2010 4:53:22 PM

As long as we are naming schools, how about Chicago-Kent, University of Chicago, Tulane, Washington University, Duke, Cornell, Loyola NO, Arizona State, or Northwestern?

I would really appreciate hearing something if anyone has any information. I am in the middle of clerkship now and I am starting to think that its time to lock up another option.

Posted by: anon | Apr 6, 2010 1:47:58 PM

Anyone hear from Texas or Illinois fellowships? Either they don't send out ding letters or they're terribly slow in getting down to busines.

Posted by: anotheranon | Apr 6, 2010 1:19:52 PM

I doubt there's a conspiracy of silence--law professors can't get it together to conspire to do anything. I don't know what's going on with Prof. Solum, but I bet it is something personal to him, and that the reason there's been no other information on entry-level hiring is just that everyone thinks he's got that area covered.

It would be very helpful if Prof. Solum would just explain why the results have been so delayed this year--or, if he can't compile the results for some reason, pass them along to someone like Dan Filler at The Faculty Lounge, or someone else who has a platform and will actually do something with the data. Or, heck, just make the data public--Surveymonkey permits that--and let someone else step in and compile it.

(On the other hand, there is only one response so far to the new survey, so perhaps there IS a conspiracy of silence, and it extends even to those who have just been hired as law professors! Or maybe it's because the survey just went up an hour ago, and it's on page six thousand or whatever of a massive comment thread.)

Posted by: Anon | Apr 6, 2010 12:50:56 PM

I doubt PrawfsBlawg will create a post for the results of the alternate survey - it seems that for whatever reason this year, there is a conspiracy of silence surrounding entry-level hiring. This is made all the more curious by the extensive reports on lateral hiring that have been public for nearly a month now. I wonder what is going on?

Posted by: anon | Apr 6, 2010 12:23:27 PM

Good point, Anon Apr 5 7:40:17. I created an alternate survey--link below. I will post the results daily to this thread (unless PrawfsBlawg wants to create a new post for this--if that happens, I'll post the results daily to that thread). I will wait to post the first "aggregation" until I get 10 hires, so that nobody gets "outed" as participating in this.

Obviously if Prof. Solum decides he wants to post the results of his survey, I'll stop doing this, since I'm sure his will be much more comprehensive than whatever we can cobble together here, for the reasons people said above.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQZCGQB

Posted by: Anon | Apr 6, 2010 10:47:45 AM

"As of March 9, Professor Solum states, 69 entry-level reports were received by his survey monkey. I, personally, think it's a bit shameful that Professor Solum creates a bit of a monopoly on the information-gathering, along with expectations that he'll publish that material in a timely fashion, and then fails to do so."

Nailed it! What on earth is he waiting for?!?

Posted by: agreement | Apr 5, 2010 11:05:01 PM

Good idea, but why not set up your own survey monkey so no one needs to post directly to this site, thus avoiding the public criticism of Prof. Solum (which I agree he deserves).

Posted by: Anon | Apr 5, 2010 7:40:17 PM

As of March 9, Professor Solum states, 69 entry-level reports were received by his survey monkey. I, personally, think it's a bit shameful that Professor Solum creates a bit of a monopoly on the information-gathering, along with expectations that he'll publish that material in a timely fashion, and then fails to do so.

That aside, how about if we begin to generate here a list ourselves, since Professor Solum hasn't posted his results?

I'll include the information I know in an anonymous post after this gets going, but I don't want to start off because I don't want those people's names tied to my (small) critique of Professor Solum.

If people start to post, I'll aggregate them into a single post every day or so.

Posted by: Solum-lite | Apr 5, 2010 4:13:21 PM

anonymous Mar 31, 2010 4:05:17 PM,

On interviewing for legal writing positions: The stress is typically on pedagogy. So, these usually interviews differ from ones for doctrinal positions. To prepare, research articles on legal writing. They'll want to know what methodology you'll use. Make sure not to speak from the top of your head. Know about pedagogical theories, research approaches, etc. and you'll stand out.

But also let them know that you are a serious scholar, who is engaged in writing.

Posted by: anon | Apr 2, 2010 10:17:38 AM

just recieved a call for a phone interview for a legal writing position. Does anyone have any advice re: what to expect? any advice is greatly appreciated.

Posted by: anonymous | Mar 31, 2010 4:05:17 PM

To anon @ Mar 31, 2010 12:40:17 PM

When you find out who got hired where, drop a crumb to the rest of us and let us know!

Thanks!

Posted by: anon | Mar 31, 2010 1:07:49 PM

Via the grapevine, I know of a couple of schools that were still conducting callbacks for entry-level hiring as late as this week. Still, that doesn't explain why the entry-level hiring report has not been posted, especially since when the survey went up on March 3 Prof. Solum indicated it would be updated every two weeks. I don't know what is going on, but at this point I guess I'll just find out who got hired where at the AALS new law professor conference in June.

Posted by: anon | Mar 31, 2010 12:40:17 PM

So now that the regular hiring season is all but over, is there still any hope for informal VAP positions? If so, does any kind anon have a suggestion as to how to find these positions? TIA

Posted by: anon | Mar 31, 2010 12:26:39 PM

Mar 31, 2010 9:17:16 AM, I don't think that would make sense as Solum could simply omit information for those schools who are not done with their hiring. I don't know what's going on. Perhaps he reads this thread (or someone who personally knows him does) and will tell us!

Posted by: anothanon | Mar 31, 2010 12:07:20 PM

I'm assuming that someone asked Prof. Solum not to post the results of his survey, otherwise why would he say he would initially post on March 15 and then delay and not post as of today. Perhaps there are some schools out there not done with their hiring and don't want any information disclosed at this point. Any thoughts/theories?

Posted by: anon | Mar 31, 2010 9:17:16 AM

Thanks!

Posted by: anotheranon | Mar 30, 2010 5:59:23 PM

anotheranon - i think it's pretty generally agreed that reimbursements for travel expenses incurred as an interviewee are not taxable to you.

Posted by: anon | Mar 30, 2010 1:44:08 PM

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