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Monday, September 13, 2010

Law School Hiring Thread, 2010-11, Thread One

This thread is now closed. Please post comments on Thread Three.

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 first round interview at a school, and if the school mentioned the areas they were looking into, and whether the interview offer was accepted

b)  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. If we have an "aggregator," the aggregator will try to keep track of these (to the extent people let the aggregator know) in the spreadsheet that will be posted here.

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.

Last two things: we have a separate thread called "a clearinghouse for questions" up over here at this link. Please do not use this thread below for general questions about the market. Second, there's an unbelievable cache of materials relevant to your job search under our archive category: Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market, including a link to last year's clearinghouse for questions. Good luck!


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Posted by: Admin | Sep 16, 2010 6:46:06 PM

I keep on posting to this section but the posts don't seem to show up. Hopefully it's not that I've posted duplicates but just can't see them. I would also like to see what interviews other folks are getting.

Posted by: Patrick Crawford | Sep 16, 2010 3:10:11 PM

Peking seeks to be ABA approved.

Posted by: anon | Sep 16, 2010 12:42:54 PM

Last few days: Albany, clinical. Denver, constitutional.

Posted by: anon | Sep 16, 2010 11:38:30 AM

Valparaiso, clinical.

Posted by: anon | Sep 16, 2010 7:52:13 AM


Posted by: anon | Sep 16, 2010 7:12:00 AM

Anonaly: Yes.

Posted by: anon | Sep 16, 2010 12:34:36 AM

Ohio Northern, tax.

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2010 11:56:40 PM

Al-anon: A question from an uninitiated west-coaster interested in Portland among other cities -- is "L&C" Lewis and Clark?

Posted by: anonaly | Sep 15, 2010 11:39:30 PM

According to the 2nd bulletin, HLS is hiring entry-level professors for five-year terms. what does it mean? is this a VAP of a longer term?

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2010 9:31:02 PM

2nd confirmation on the board - L&C suspended search this year, to resume 2012-2013

Posted by: al-anon | Sep 15, 2010 6:09:27 PM

Hey Panic- Since you brought it up ... what school asked for information?

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2010 5:25:04 PM

2/3. a nun is composite.

Posted by: a nun | Sep 15, 2010 5:06:08 PM

A nun, were those calls for tax?

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2010 4:15:34 PM

Syracuse, Widener, UNLV

Posted by: a nun | Sep 15, 2010 3:05:59 PM

Panic, well, no it doesn't mean that for sure, although it might. Discussions within the committee can easily go on for more than one meeting, and thus more than one week even after the reader reports in to the committee, which itself might take more than a week.

As to fewer postings, maybe blogs are less popular than they were a year ago? Or, maybe fewer schools are doing a lot of hiring, so being pickier, i.e., slower about arranging interviews.

Posted by: anonProf | Sep 15, 2010 1:31:57 PM

There don't seem to be as many postings here as last year. Anyone have any thoughts as to why that is?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 15, 2010 12:53:10 PM

If a highly ranked law school asked for additional information two weeks ago but didn't call since, does that mean that the committee or the reader was disappointed with that additional information and therefore I shouldn't expect a call?

Posted by: Panic | Sep 15, 2010 12:39:22 PM

Missouri, in one of their stated areas of interest

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2010 9:48:08 AM

Anon at 11:12:38 - When did Duke call?

Posted by: anontoo | Sep 15, 2010 9:13:56 AM

Chicago, Duke

Posted by: anon | Sep 14, 2010 11:12:38 PM

Nobody - what was the area for Baltimore?

Posted by: anon99 | Sep 14, 2010 9:38:29 PM

IP (for Pace).

Posted by: Nobody | Sep 14, 2010 9:24:00 PM

Nobody, for Pace, what area(s)?

Posted by: anon | Sep 14, 2010 8:53:12 PM

In the last few days: Pace, Capital, and Baltimore.

Posted by: Nobody | Sep 14, 2010 8:50:46 PM

USD tax; FAMU Orlando tax; LMU Duncan School of Law tax; Wayne State transactional clinic.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 14, 2010 12:10:55 PM

Thank you, Strangelove.

Posted by: anon @ 4:57 | Sep 14, 2010 11:46:39 AM

Miami has two searches, one in IP and one in business law areas.

Posted by: anonabelle | Sep 13, 2010 8:03:14 PM

public service announcement: Denver appears most interested in private int'l law this year, from what I could gather. I also understood that Miami is focused on traditional "business law" areas, like securities, bus orgs, finance, ucc, etc. Hofstra is apparently only looking at very senior candidates for an endowed chair. Pepperdine has apparently sent a bunch of emails to more than one of my friends asking for more info. I don't think they have actually made firm interview plans, but that's just my impression.

Posted by: strangelove | Sep 13, 2010 7:58:27 PM

Pepperdine requested more information from me too. Peking school is hiring off FAR form bc they are starting up a JD program.

Posted by: anonabelle | Sep 13, 2010 7:56:10 PM

P2 was Pepperdine an interview, or a request for more information?

Posted by: no name | Sep 13, 2010 7:44:29 PM

Pepperdine, UConn, SUNY-Buffalo, Missouri-Kansas City

Posted by: P2 | Sep 13, 2010 7:34:14 PM

Why is Peking U. hiring off the FAR forms?

Posted by: AnonYMouse | Sep 13, 2010 5:25:35 PM

Wayne State (clinical position/transactional); Lincoln Memorial (tax plus?)

Posted by: Anon | Sep 13, 2010 5:17:13 PM

Strangelove --- What areas at Denver?

Posted by: anon | Sep 13, 2010 4:57:53 PM

Pittsburgh, property

Posted by: P | Sep 13, 2010 2:44:10 PM

Toledo, corporate

Posted by: T | Sep 13, 2010 2:12:02 PM

3 interviews so far- sent in first round

Posted by: no name | Sep 13, 2010 1:21:27 PM

Florida State.

anonimation: I sent my stuff out in the first round.

Posted by: anon | Sep 13, 2010 12:05:49 PM

Tax at Miami and Corporate at Maryland.

Posted by: M | Sep 13, 2010 10:12:48 AM

M, what areas at Miami and Maryland, if you don't mind sharing?

Posted by: anon99 | Sep 13, 2010 9:56:43 AM


Posted by: M | Sep 13, 2010 9:51:32 AM

@ 8:21
Corporate and Securities Regulation

Posted by: anon | Sep 12, 2010 10:57:51 PM

What area(s) at Peking?

Posted by: anon | Sep 12, 2010 8:21:29 PM

Patrick -- why didn't you take a previous offer, if you were worried about getting 5 or fewer this time?

Posted by: anon | Sep 12, 2010 3:53:48 PM

Peking University (!)

Posted by: anon | Sep 12, 2010 3:31:26 PM

GSU, via email, for health care regulation. Of the people who have received interview offers so far, did you submit your FAR form in the first round or the second?

Posted by: anonimation | Sep 12, 2010 2:35:56 PM

There are two USD schools. Which one, please?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 12, 2010 2:01:25 PM

Usd for tax. Famu Orlando for tax. I'll only go if I get 5. Last time did 19 interviews 10 call backs two offers. So the yields may be slim (for me at least).

Posted by: Patrick | Sep 12, 2010 1:17:49 PM

anonnn: dunno re: W&L - phone tag so far. Irvine=any.
i think al-anon makes good point: many of the earlier schools may well have been for laterals. So, e.g., there was a top 20ish school listed very early, but i've been in touch w/ them and they said they are not going to start calling for next 7-10 days. so either someone was lying or they are from a slightly different candidate pool. in addition, some of the early people might be local candidates who won't take up our interview slots at AALS (i.e., they will be interviewed before the conference).

Posted by: strangelove | Sep 11, 2010 3:54:31 PM

Denver - international business

Posted by: anon500 | Sep 11, 2010 3:39:47 PM

12:26:54 - good point. How many of these calls are going to laterals as opposed to entry level - any idea folks?

Posted by: al-anon | Sep 11, 2010 2:14:15 PM

According to available information, Loyola-Chicago does not hire entry-level faculties this year. Is that call for lateral hiring? Thanks.

Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2010 12:26:54 PM

W&L and Irvine: what areas?

Posted by: anonnnn | Sep 11, 2010 10:56:48 AM

UC-Irvine, W&L, Denver, Marquette, Loyola-Chicago, all in past 10 days.

Posted by: strangelove | Sep 11, 2010 2:22:11 AM


Posted by: anon | Sep 10, 2010 7:12:41 PM

I have Minnesota (in person, not Skype)

Posted by: anon | Sep 10, 2010 7:12:08 PM

Maryland, Missouri-Columbia

Posted by: M | Sep 10, 2010 6:40:45 PM

Questions for folks who got Brooklyn calls. 1) In what area? 2) AALS interviews or local pre-conference interviews?

Posted by: anonymouse | Sep 10, 2010 6:33:35 PM


Posted by: anon | Sep 10, 2010 5:52:36 PM

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