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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hiring Chairs 2010-2011: Please Announce Yourselves

N.B. This will get bumped to the front every now and then, and schools should feel free to update if they have changes in the makeup of the app-comm of their school (as FSU does, starting now).

It's that time again. I've been getting  requests from some aspiring prawfs, so here's the post: law school hiring chairs for entry and lateral candidates, please announce yourselves in the comments and please feel free to share who's on the committee and whether the search is limited in a particular way (or not).

To get things started, FSU has two new committees for 2011: the laterals committee is headed by Robin Craig (and includes Kelli Alces, Joseph Dodge, Dave Markell and Nat Stern) and the rookies committee is headed by Rob Atkinson (and includes Shawn Bayern and Beth Burch). We continue to be interested in a wide number of areas.

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Stanford: Amalia Kessler for entry-levels, Alan Sykes for laterals.

Posted by: Mark Lemley | Sep 20, 2010 7:56:02 PM

The Department of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is seeking to hire this fall. Search committee members include Jamie Prenkert and myself, although all application materials should be submitted directly to Jane Mallor, the department chair, pursuant to the instructions included in the position announcement (available at https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/group/9e63d74b-d229-41de-00dd-dac0228a32b2/Position Announcement/2010 Position Announcement.pdf)

Posted by: Josh Perry | Sep 15, 2010 4:39:39 PM

I am the Chair of Whittier's Appointments Committee this year. We are interested in entry-level and pre-tenure lateral candidates in a range of areas, including children's rights law or family law, international law and clinical teaching.

Posted by: Seval Yildirim | Sep 6, 2010 7:37:51 PM

At Pepperdine, Richard L. Cupp, Jr. ([email protected]) is the chair of the faculty appointments committee. The entry-level subcommittee includes Robert F. Cochran, Jr. (vice-chair) ([email protected]), Kristine S. Knaplund, and Grant Nelson. The lateral subcommittee includes Robert J. Pushaw (vice-chair) ([email protected]), Edward J. Larson, and Shelley R. Saxer. Applicants from all subject areas are welcome. Some of the teaching subjects of special interest to us this year include Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Wills & Trusts, Criminal Procedure, Sales/Commercial Law, and Remedies.

Posted by: Richard L. Cupp, Jr. | Sep 4, 2010 11:52:01 AM

At NYU, entry-level hiring chair is Mitchell Kane. The lateral-hiring chair is Richard Pildes.

Posted by: Rick Pildes | Sep 3, 2010 8:17:34 AM

The appointments committee at Ave Maria this year consists of: Patrick Gillen (chair), Mitch Counts, Ligia De Jesus, Bernard Dobranski, Patrick Quirk, Eugene Milhizer, and myself. We welcome interest from both lateral and entry level candidates. We have particular curricular needs in any of the first year courses as well as in most commercial courses, although we welcome applicants in any field. We are particularly interested in applications from women and minority groups as we seek to serve an increasingly diverse student body.

Posted by: Ted Afield | Aug 26, 2010 3:53:30 PM

At Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, the appointments committee includes Tim Chinaris, Jerome Dees, Jeff Hammond, Rob McFarland, Amy Moore, and Charles Campbell (chair).

Posted by: Charles Campbell | Aug 26, 2010 10:41:50 AM

I am the chair of the Appointments Committee at American University Washington College of Law.

Posted by: Michael Carroll | Aug 24, 2010 10:46:22 AM

I am the Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee at Boston University Law School. Other members of the Committee are Hugh Baxter, Stacey Dogan, Keith Hylton, and David Walker. We are unlikely to be hiring at the entry-level this year and are focusing on the hiring of junior laterals, as well as a senior lateral to fill a civil procedure chair, and one or more clinical positions. Curricular areas of special interest for junior laterals are public international law, intellectual property, civil procedure,and commercial law. We will shortly be commencing a search to fill a criminal law clinic position. Inquiries are particularly welcome from minorities. Correspondence should be sent by email to me at [email protected]

Posted by: Nancy J. Moore | Aug 23, 2010 5:44:53 PM

I am chairing the hiring committee at the Cumberland School of Law. Committee members include Jill Evans, Wendy Greene, Alyssa DiRusso, and Jack Nelson.

Posted by: Brannon Denning | Aug 23, 2010 3:29:07 PM

Elon University Law School update:

The committee includes Andy Haile, Sonya Garza, Faith Rivers James, Margaret Kantlehner, and Associate Dean Catherine Dunham (ex officio). Howard Katz is the chair ([email protected])

Our statement of needs as posted in the AALS Bulletin:

Elon University School of Law invites applications for tenure-track or visiting faculty positions for appointments to begin in August 2011. Our principal needs are in the areas of property law, wills, trusts, and estates, and clinical instruction. We may also attempt this year to fill needs in environmental law, natural resource law, real estate transactions and finance, transactional skills, or legislation and legislative drafting, as well as other areas. We will consider both entry-level and junior or senior lateral candidates for these positions. We may also consider senior lateral candidates who teach in a wider range of subject areas than those listed.

(Hiring for a legal writing professor will be handled by a separate committee.)

Posted by: Howard Katz | Aug 22, 2010 1:12:33 PM

At the LSU Law Center, the Faculty Appointments Committee chair is Glenn Morris. The other committee members are Andi Carroll, Bill Corbett, Christina Sautter, and Chancellor Jack Weiss.

Posted by: Christina Sautter | Aug 20, 2010 5:16:45 PM

The hiring committee at the University of Kansas Law School includes: Stacy Leeds (chair), Andrew Torrance, and Lou Mulligan. Our search will focus upon entry-level candidates.

Posted by: Lou Mulligan | Aug 18, 2010 10:53:02 AM

At American University Washington College of Law, the chair of the 2010-11 Appointments Committee (for both entry-level hiring and laterals) is Michael Carroll, and the committee includes Amanda Frost, Anna Gelpern, Lewis Grossman, Brenda Smith, and Tony Varona.

Posted by: Steve Vladeck | Aug 18, 2010 10:00:01 AM

At Western State (in Fullerton, CA), the hiring chair is Edith Warkentine. The other members are Todd Brower, Matt Cavanaugh and myself. We are looking to hire in torts, contracts, civ pro, elder law, and private international law.

Posted by: Jennifer Koh | Aug 17, 2010 6:23:44 PM

I am chairing the committee at Elon. The other committee members will be named soon. Our primary need is trusts and estates/property. For that position we will consider both new and experienced professors, with a preference for someone who has already taught law school. We have other needs - possibly including clinical and skills, environmental, and others - which I will post in the future. We also are likely to be looking for a more senior lateral hire and would consider a variety of subject areas. Elon is also planning to hire a legal research and writing professor, but that will be handled by a separate committee.
[email protected]

Posted by: Howard Katz | Aug 13, 2010 10:05:53 AM

The Faculty Appointments Committee at Thomas Jefferson School of Law is co-chaired by Linda Keller and Alex Kreit. Other members of the committee include Marybeth Herald, Rebecca Lee, and Richard Winchester. We are looking at a broad range of subject areas.

Posted by: TJSL | Aug 12, 2010 2:35:54 PM

I'll be chairing the Faculty Appointments Committee at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington again during the 2010-2011 academic year. The Committee will be looking at both entry-level and lateral candidates, and we have not limited our focus to particular subject areas. The Law School actively encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups. Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, and offers domestic partner benefits.

Posted by: Leandra Lederman | Aug 11, 2010 12:34:00 PM

At Florida International University, the chair is Elizabeth Price Foley; committee members are Manuel Gomez, Kerri Stone, Hannibal Travis, Howard Wasserman, and Michele Anglade. We are looking to hire a number of new faculty, both lateral and entry-level. Curricular interests include torts, property, criminal law, environmental law, and trusts & estates.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Aug 11, 2010 12:26:29 AM

Update: The chair of Notre Dame's committee this year is Vince Rougeau.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Aug 5, 2010 8:16:15 AM

At University of Maine School of Law, Jennifer Wriggins is Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee. We are looking for one person, entry level or lateral. We are particularly interested in candidates whose focus includes one of the following areas: commercial/transactional law, constitutional law, or trusts & estates/estate planning/elder law. We are also interested in applicants who combine an interest in admiralty law with any of the above areas. Dave Owen and Sarah Schindler are the other committee members.

Posted by: Jennifer Wriggins | Aug 3, 2010 10:15:56 AM

I'll be chairing the hiring committee at UConn this year, and the other members of the committee will be Kaaryn Gustafson, Rick Kay, Alexi Lahav, Pat McCoy, and Sachin Pandya. Our focus will likely be in several areas (corporate/securities regulation, commercial law/bankruptcy, health law, constitutional law, civil procedure, and energy law). We’re also looking more generally for any candidates who will contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Any expressions of interest, either lateral or entry-level, should be sent to [email protected] (electronic expressions strongly preferred over hard copies).

Posted by: Peter Lindseth | Jul 23, 2010 4:58:38 PM

At the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), I will be chairing the faculty appointments committee this year. The other members of the committee are not yet set.

Posted by: Greg Sisk | Jul 22, 2010 7:28:39 PM

At Loyola University Chicago, the chair of the hiring committee is Jeffrey Kwall. The other members of the committee are John Breen, John Bronsteen, Sacha Coupet, Lea Shepard and me. We are looking for up to three highly productive laterals with no specific subject matter restrictions. Interested candidates can contact us at [email protected]

Posted by: Spencer Waller | Jul 22, 2010 2:29:02 PM

Drake will have four positions this year: two entry-level (course needs include Civ Pro, Crim Pro, and Evidence), one lateral (Health Law), and one clinical (Director of Children's Rights Clinic). I am the chair.

Posted by: Jerry Anderson | Jul 21, 2010 7:10:53 PM

The University of Georgia Faculty Recruitment Committee includes me, Jim Smith, Erica Hashimoto, Dan Coenen, Usha Rodrigues, Peter Appel, Julian Cook and Harlan Cohen.

Posted by: Randy Beck | Jul 21, 2010 5:50:05 PM

The Committee at Notre Dame includes me, Nell Newton, Vince Rougeau, Bill Kelley, and Mark McKenna.

Posted by: Rick Garnett | Jul 21, 2010 4:20:47 PM

Becky Jacobs is the chair of the University of Tennessee Appointments Committee, which also includes Dwight Aarons, Don Leatherman, Alex Long, and Paula Schaefer. Our primary curricular needs are in the areas of criminal law, including adjudicatory criminal procedure, and federal income taxation. Secondary curricular needs include business associations, commercial law, and torts.

Posted by: Alex Long | Jul 21, 2010 9:31:21 AM

At Seton Hall Law, Timothy Glynn is the Chair of the Entry-Level Appointments Committee and Charles Sullivan is the Chair of the Lateral Hiring Committe.

Posted by: Solangel Maldonado | Jul 18, 2010 9:48:40 PM

I am chairing the appointments committee at UC Davis this year. Alan Brownstein, Anupam Chander, Peter Lee and Katherine Florey are on the committee.

Posted by: Madhavi Sunder | Jul 13, 2010 7:25:36 PM

An update on Arizona State--we may be accelerating our consideration of laterals--so any lateral candidates who wish to make themselves known should send materials to me [email protected]

Posted by: Doug Sylvester | Jul 9, 2010 9:47:48 PM

I am the chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee this year at Washington University School of Law.

Posted by: Neil Richards | Jul 9, 2010 5:56:50 PM

At Washington & Lee, Joan Shaughnessy is chairing a unified appointments committee, which also includes Mark Drumbl, David Millon, Mary Natkin, Benjamin Spencer, Robin Wilson, Robert Danforth and Mark Grunewald. We expect to fill one or more positions. We will be looking at lateral and entry-level candidates. We will be looking in a number of areas including Property, Administrative Law, Environmental Law and Patents.

Posted by: Joan Shaughnessy | Jul 7, 2010 1:51:26 PM

UCLA has one committee: Noah Zatz co-chair for entry-levels, Ann Carlson co-chair for laterals.

Posted by: Noah Zatz | Jul 2, 2010 12:20:34 PM

At University of Oklahoma, Katheleen Guzman is chair of the appointments committee; other members of the committee are Joe Thai and myself. We have particular curricular needs in contracts, criminal law, international law, and skills, and will consider entry-level as well as lateral candidates.

Posted by: Emily Meazell | Jun 30, 2010 10:31:26 AM


Leshy, Chair

Posted by: Ethan Leib | Jun 29, 2010 5:49:34 PM

I am the chair of the Appointments Committee (entry-level and lateral) at Saint Louis University School of Law.

Posted by: Elizabeth Pendo | Jun 29, 2010 2:11:14 PM

At Loyola Law School in Los Angeles: Brietta Clark is chair of the Entry-level Appointments Committee, and Alexandra (Sasha) Natapoff is chair of the Lateral Appointments Committee.

Posted by: Brietta Clark | Jun 29, 2010 1:24:02 PM

At Toledo, Beth Eisler will once again chair the appointments committee. Known needs/wants include criminal law/procedure and health care regulation.

Posted by: Geoff | Jun 29, 2010 1:23:01 PM

I am chair of the committee at Marquette. We will consider entry-level and lateral candidates in all areas.

Posted by: Chad Oldfather | Jun 29, 2010 9:49:32 AM

Don Beschle is chairing the hiring committee at John Marshall in Chicago. We are looking for two people in the IP area, as well as at least one other entry-level hire.

Posted by: Michael Heyman | Jun 28, 2010 11:59:37 PM

The Appointments Committee at Wayne State University Law School for 2010-2011 is: Peter Henning (chair), Erica Beecher-Monas, Kingsley Browne, Susan Cancelosi, and Alan Schenk.

Posted by: Peter Henning | Jun 26, 2010 5:14:58 PM

Ibrahim Gassama is chairing Oregon's Appointments Committee. Other members include Steve Bender, Andrea Coles-Bjerre, myself, and Jen Reynolds. We're looking in a variety of areas, including banking and financial regulation, criminal law and procedure, civil rights law, conflicts of law, contracts, corporate finance, employment law and discrimination, energy law, Indian and tribal law, patents, land use, securities, law and economics, and law and social sciences.

Posted by: Margie Paris | Jun 25, 2010 6:07:59 PM

I am the chair of the Appointments Committee (entry-level and lateral) at George Washington University Law School.

Posted by: Peter J. Smith | Jun 25, 2010 5:05:19 PM

I am the chair of the Appointments Committee (entry and lateral) at Vermont Law School. Other members of the Committee include Jason Czarnezki, Stephanie Farrior, Oliver Goodenough, Cheryl Hanna, Mark Latham, and Marc Mihaly.

Posted by: Michael McCann | Jun 25, 2010 4:26:47 PM

One committee at Chicago with two chairs. I will be chairing laterals and Tom Ginsburg will be chairing entry-levels.

Posted by: Randy Picker | Jun 25, 2010 4:01:16 PM

The committee chair at St. John's is Vincent Alexander. We are looking for entry-level and lateral candidates in a variety of areas, including but not limited to Property, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property and Trusts and Estates. Interested applicants can contact the committee at [email protected]

Posted by: Jeremy Sheff | Jun 25, 2010 10:02:01 AM

I'm chairing appointments at University of Cincinnati College of Law this year. We're looking for entry level and lateral candidates in a wide variety of areas, including civil procedure, commercial law, criminal law, criminal procedure,employment law, torts, and wills/trusts.

Posted by: Verna Williams | Jun 25, 2010 9:21:30 AM

At Brooklyn, Claire Kelly is chairing our Entry Level Appointments committee, which includes Fred Bloom, Joel Gora, Sam Murumba, Chris Serkin, and Miriam Baer. Bill Araiza is chairing the Lateral Level Appointments committee, which includes Derek Bambauer, Anita Bernstein and Neil Cohen. We will consider candidates in all subject matter areas, with a particular interest in constitutional law, criminal law, evidence, torts, private international law, and health care law (financing and delivery).

Posted by: miriam baer | Jun 24, 2010 10:56:24 PM

I will serve as University of Virginia's entry level chair for the coming year.

Posted by: Saikrishna Prakash | Jun 24, 2010 7:12:01 PM

I'm the chair of Columbia's entry-level committee this year. Nate Persily is chairing the lateral commmittee.

Posted by: Trevor Morrison | Jun 24, 2010 4:51:48 PM

At the University of Nebraska, Richard Moberly is the chair of the appointments committee. Dean Susan Poser, Marvin Ammori, Steve Bradford, Colleen Medill, and Catherine Wilson also are on the committee. We are looking to fill three positions. Areas of particular interest include business associations, corporate finance and governance, transactional skills courses, securitization, venture capital, entrepreneurship, patents, trusts and estates, federal estate and gift tax, elder law, public health law, food and drug law, conflict of laws, government contracts, cyber security, military law, and space law and telecommunications law.

Posted by: Richard Moberly | Jun 24, 2010 2:41:47 PM

At The University of Tulsa College of Law, Robert Spoo will be chairing appointments again this year. Tamara Piety and several others to be announced will be on the committee. We will likely be searching at least one tenure-track position in an area to be determined, along with our current search for an Energy Law Chair in connection with our University's role in the recently-founded National Energy Policy Institute.

Posted by: Robert Spoo | Jun 24, 2010 2:30:35 PM

Pete Alces is the chair of the hiring committee this year at William and Mary. He will also be coordinating entry-levels, and Michael Steven Green will be coordinating laterals. Other members of the committee are me, Paul Marcus, Alan Meese, Cynthia Ward, and Vice Dean Eric Kades (ex officio).

Posted by: Jason Solomon | Jun 24, 2010 2:13:14 PM

Matthew Fletcher is the hiring chair this year for Michigan State.

Posted by: Matthew L.M. Fletcher | Jun 24, 2010 1:09:19 PM

Touro Law Center is looking to hire a property professor - either property and trusts and estates or property and real estate would be ideal. Rodger Citron is the hiring chair, other committee members include Fabio Arcila, Louise Harmon, Eileen Kaufman, Meredith Miller, and Deborah Post.

Posted by: Rodger Citron | Jun 24, 2010 12:10:42 PM

Leslie Garfield is also a member of the Appointments Committee at Pace. She was the Chair in 2009-2010.

Posted by: Bridget Crawford | Jun 24, 2010 10:21:15 AM

At Pace, the hiring chair (entry-level and lateral) is Steven H. Goldberg. Other members of the committee are Andrew Lund, Nick Robinson, and me (Bridget Crawford).

Posted by: Bridget Crawford | Jun 23, 2010 11:26:12 PM

At the University of Denver, I'm chairing the laterals committee and Eli Wald is chairing the entry level committee. We're looking for a senior lateral prof in international/comparative and either a lateral or an entry level in natural resources, clinical (immigration or appellate), corporate or commercial, and conlaw. Other members of laterals: Tom Romero, Rachel Arnow-Richman, Tammy Kuennen, and Justin Marceau. Other members of entry level: Sheila Hyatt, Susannah Pollvogt, Ichael Sousa, David Thomson, and Annecoos Wiersema.

Posted by: Nancy Ehrenreich | Jun 23, 2010 11:11:59 PM

I will be chairing the faculty recruitment committee at DePaul University, where we are seeking three entry-level candidates. Areas of need include clinical, property, torts, civil procedure, trusts & estates, and tax.

Posted by: Craig Boise | Jun 23, 2010 7:33:16 PM

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