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Monday, September 19, 2011

Law School Hiring, 2011-2012, Thread One

NB: Bounced to the front every ten days or so.

We invite those on the market to leave comments on this thread regarding whether they have received:

(a) a first round interview at a school (including the subject areas the school mentioned, if any, as being of particular interest, and whether the interview offer was accepted);

(b)  a callback from a law school and/or accepted it; or

(c) an offer from a law school and/or accepted it; feel free to also leave details about the offer, including teaching load, research leave, etc. A school listed as "offer accepted" may have made more than one offer and may still have some slots open.

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

Four miscellaneous things:

1. If you don't want your contact information displayed, enter [email protected] or something like that as an email address.

2. There is a  separate thread, "A Clearinghouse for Questions," for general questions or comments about the teaching market. Please do not use the thread below for general questions or comments. (Such comments will be deleted, not out of hostility or in a judgy way, just to keep this thread focused.)

3. There's quite a cache of materials relevant to the law job market under the archive category Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market.  The clearinghouse for questions thread from 2010-2011 is here.

4. Finally, in each of the last three years, someone who is on the market has volunteered to aggregate the information on a spreadsheet. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me directly at slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu, and I will get you set up.

4. We now have an aggregator, and we will thus continue our spreadsheet approach: All information should come in through the comments. Our aggregator will use a spreadsheet to aggregate the information.  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, downloadable version below.

Here is the spreadsheet, which is downloadable.

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.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Members of hiring committees, if you see something incorrect in the comments (e.g., someone says they have an entry-level interview at your school, but you haven't scheduled any entry-level interviews), please email me directly, slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu, and I will take corrective action (which sounds more exciting than it is--I'll delete or amend the comment and adjust the spreadsheet, and if the person at that IP address persists in posting incorrect information, I will block the IP address). 

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on September 19, 2011 at 02:10 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


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Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Oct 16, 2011 5:23:17 PM

Yes, callbacks rolling in. From anecdotes from years past, I'd say nearly half will have come in by now (sick, right?), with another good bulk Monday and the rest trickling in through the week. Nauseating to be sure.

Posted by: anon | Oct 16, 2011 5:01:14 PM

Concordia, area unspecified

Posted by: anon | Oct 11, 2011 6:09:11 PM

Wayne State; Loyola-New Orleans. No areas specified.

Posted by: Want to be a prawf | Oct 11, 2011 4:12:50 PM

Phoenix, area unspecified

Posted by: Prawf Hopeful | Oct 7, 2011 3:47:46 PM

Still wondering about UConn, but if no one has heard anything, then maybe this is why:


Posted by: Prawf Hopeful | Oct 6, 2011 6:11:54 PM


Posted by: anon | Oct 5, 2011 11:58:48 PM

Yale has contacted been contacting candidates. I know this was reported a while back, but I wanted to confirm that they have contacted candidates as recently as this week.

Posted by: Cindi Lightballoon | Oct 5, 2011 4:03:35 PM

I don't know- they didn't say and I didn't ask.

Posted by: anon | Oct 4, 2011 5:25:15 PM

Any idea what areas Emory is looking in?

Posted by: anon2 | Oct 4, 2011 5:18:03 PM

dinged by Wake Forest a few days ago because of their cirricular needs (undefined) differed from my area of expertise (commercial law).

Posted by: hopeful | Oct 4, 2011 4:42:37 PM

Emory, Georgia, and Duke

Posted by: anon | Oct 4, 2011 11:27:11 AM

UMKC, health/civ pro

Posted by: Prawf Hopeful | Oct 4, 2011 1:02:41 AM

washburn - commercial law

Posted by: hopeful | Sep 30, 2011 2:07:04 PM

Hamline - commercial law

Posted by: hopeful | Sep 29, 2011 12:15:44 PM

Any word about Chicago-Kent?

Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2011 11:24:49 AM

Ave Maria, Elon (Civ Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2011 10:38:48 PM

Pace, clinical.

Posted by: anon-a-rama | Sep 28, 2011 6:18:25 PM

UVA (Civ Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 26, 2011 11:16:43 AM

Penn (Civ Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 25, 2011 4:30:14 PM

ditto re. Seattle U

Posted by: another wannabe prawf | Sep 24, 2011 12:48:28 PM


Posted by: Larry Middleman | Sep 23, 2011 11:45:18 PM


Posted by: anon | Sep 23, 2011 10:34:55 PM

Georgetown and Texas have started making calls. Anyone have interviews with Harvard, Stanford, or Virginia?

Posted by: anon | Sep 23, 2011 6:16:57 PM

Northwestern has started scheduling AALS interviews.

Posted by: anotheranon | Sep 22, 2011 11:01:57 PM

Has anyone heard from U Conn or know if they have made calls? Thanks!

Posted by: Anon23 | Sep 22, 2011 9:59:59 PM

Heard from Wisconsin a few weeks back. Anyone else hear from Pepperdine?

Posted by: Anonomia | Sep 22, 2011 7:21:16 PM

Anon, thanks re: post on Elon. If you don't mind, are you lateral or entry?

Posted by: lawst | Sep 22, 2011 5:05:47 PM

lawst@2:43 - yes heard from Elon. No area specified

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 4:48:10 PM

Iowa has scheduled (at least a couple of) AALS interviews. Has anyone heard from Wisconsin?

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 2:54:16 PM

Anyone heard from Elon?

Posted by: lawst | Sep 22, 2011 2:43:26 PM

Boston College, Oregon, Georgia, New Hampshire

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 1:32:53 PM

Boston College

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 1:32:05 PM

Tulane, health law

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 12:54:15 PM

U of Alabama (clinical)

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2011 8:57:12 AM

I got a call from Berkeley today (Civ Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 9:46:46 PM


BTW - got an email from UC Irvine saying they filled their interview slots.

Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 9:13:18 PM

What areas has Maryland called for? Thanks.

Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 7:28:52 PM

NYU has scheduled (at least some) AALS interviews.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 21, 2011 7:27:29 PM


Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 6:58:56 PM

Or Northwestern?

Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 6:53:56 PM

anyone receive an interview (as opposed to a request for materials) from NYU, Berkeley, or NYU yet?

Posted by: anon123 | Sep 21, 2011 6:42:46 PM

Maryland was mentioned above. 9/19 5:45 pm

Posted by: anon | Sep 21, 2011 5:26:42 PM

Has anyone heard from Maryland?

Posted by: waiting | Sep 21, 2011 5:23:19 PM

Nebraska and Missouri (Corporate/Business)

Posted by: Kramer | Sep 21, 2011 2:06:40 AM

San Diego and SUNY-Buffalo,both no specific area

Posted by: Anon | Sep 20, 2011 10:37:58 PM

Sad, you are not alone. I am sad too. No interviews at all and submitted for first round distribution too. I am out of law school 10 plus years and thought my practical experience would be an asset, especially at tier 3-4 schools. Apparantly it is not.

Posted by: sad2 | Sep 20, 2011 8:38:57 PM

Florida Coastal; Charleston School of Law

Posted by: Anonolicious | Sep 20, 2011 7:55:16 PM


Posted by: anon | Sep 20, 2011 7:45:04 PM

OK now I feel sad when I read all these people receiving interviews invitations. I have not received any invitation yet, I submitted my FAR Form within the deadline :-(

Posted by: Sad | Sep 20, 2011 6:59:32 PM


Posted by: ymous | Sep 20, 2011 4:37:00 PM

Washington and Lee, Duke (CIv Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 20, 2011 3:58:13 PM

I got that email from NYU. I interpreted it to mean that I wasn't getting a real interview with NYU. If I didn't have a second year on my current VAP, however, I'd surely consider their lawyering program.

Also, interview with MS College

Posted by: hopeful | Sep 20, 2011 10:32:59 AM

TX Wesleyan - clinical

Posted by: anonymouse | Sep 20, 2011 10:11:23 AM

A few more schools, not listed yet on the spreadsheet, that have made calls: Cornell, Duke, Maryland, Penn, UCLA, Washington and Lee.

Posted by: anonynony | Sep 19, 2011 5:45:50 PM

SMU, no specified area.

Posted by: al-anon | Sep 19, 2011 1:00:34 PM

Denver (clinical), Michigan State (clinical), Marquette (clinical), Nova (unspecified), John Marshall - Atlanta (unspecified)

Posted by: Anonanana | Sep 18, 2011 5:55:48 PM

GW, Arkansas (Civ Pro)

Posted by: anon | Sep 17, 2011 2:28:43 PM

Cincinnati, torts/health

Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2011 3:53:24 PM

Suffolk, contracts/health

Posted by: Prawf Hopeful | Sep 15, 2011 3:21:18 PM

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