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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Entry Level Hiring: The 2012 Report

NB. Bumped to the front.

Time once again for the entry level hiring report. Woo hoo!

We will report the following information: 

Basic Information: Name, Hiring School, JD Institution, JD Year of Graduation

Other Degrees: Type of Degree,  Degree Granting Institution, Degree Subject

Fellowship: Institution and Type of Fellowship

Clerkship: Court (e.g., 9th Circuit, Texas Supreme Court, etc.)

Areas of Speciality (up to three)

The information will be aggregated on this spreadsheet (which is reproduced below and which you can view and download by clicking on this link); scroll across (using the little triangle-looking thing at the bottom of the spreadsheet) to see all of the information we will be aggregating. 

Please leave the information in the comments, and, to protect those on the job market, please sign the comment with your real name. (Ideally, the reporting person would be either the hired individual or someone from the hiring committee at the hiring school.) If you would like to email information instead of posting it, please send it to Sarah Lawsky at slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu. Remember: you can't edit the spreadsheet yourself. To get your information into the spreadsheet, you must either post in the comments or email me.

We will also gather the names of schools that are doing no entry-level hiring this year (that's the second tab on the spreadsheet), so if you know for sure that your school is not doing entry-level hiring, please post that in the comments or email me.

If you see any errors, or if I have incorporated your information into the spreadsheet but you are not yet ready to make it public, please don't hesitate to email me, and I will take care of the problem as soon as I can.

Other links:

This report follows in the tradition of Larry Solum's excellent work over the course of many years. 

Here is last year's initial post, and here is last year's spreadsheet.

At the end of the whole process, there will be pretty pictures, like this.

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Basic Information: D. Christopher Osborn, joining the faculty of the Charlotte School of Law; JD, 1995, University of Virginia

Other Degrees: B.A. with Highest Honors and w/ Highest Distinction, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1992

Fellowship: none

Clerkship: The Hon. Carl Horn III, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of North Carolina (1997-1999)

Areas of Speciality: Ethics and Professional Responsibility; Continuing Legal Education; Mediation, Negotiation, and Counseling Clients

Posted by: D. Christopher Osborn | Jun 30, 2012 1:00:07 PM

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
Kyle Langvardt, J.D. University of Chicago
Contracts, First Amendment

Posted by: Kyle Langvardt | May 24, 2012 12:37:09 PM

Wouldn't the easiest way to create the entry level report be to simply ask an administrative assistant in September to contact the dean's offices in all the accredited schools and simply ask them what entry level persons they hired, where the new hires went to school, whether they had previously been VAPs, etc. I would think that in most schools the associate deans would gladly provide this information and in some the deans' assistants would do so. The previous year's report would be rapidly completed rather than gradually and then with incomplete information.

Posted by: AnonProf | May 4, 2012 9:37:24 PM

It's a fact that there remain new hires who haven't given notice at their current jobs, so if we cut the reporting off here (early May) we will omit that entire group. That likely also means new hires with fellowships and clerkships are overrepresented in the statistics because the people who are currently at firms or government jobs who can't make it public yet are left out of the calculations, while those currently in fellowships/clerkships are more likely to have disclosed the news. That might also tie in to the criticism above, because a) higher-ranked schools are disproportionately likely to have hired current vaps/fellows/clerks, and b) lower-tier schools may be doing more local hiring, which might mean more practitioners.

Posted by: newish | May 4, 2012 12:44:22 PM

I am seeing a pattern of self-reporting that did not appear in previous years. There is an unusually high percentage of upper tier reports, and a relatively (or better yet very) low level of reporting of other hires. Therefore, I'm concerned that the final report cannot be representative of the entire range of hires.

The other curious pattern, just from a perfunctory look at the assembled information in the spreadsheet, is that there are a relatively high percentage of hires in the commercial and financial law sectors.

Posted by: AnonProf | May 4, 2012 12:27:23 PM

In addition to hiring Katie Eyer, Stacy Hawkins, and Margo Kaplan, Rutgers-Camden has hired:

Jean Galbraith, UC-Berkeley/Boalt Hall (JD 2004). She clerked on the DC Circuit for Judge Tatel and on the US Supreme Court for Justice Stevens, and was a Sharswood Fellow at Penn. Her areas of research and teaching include international law, constitutional law, and professional responsibility.

Posted by: John Oberdiek | May 3, 2012 9:51:09 AM

Elon Law School has hired:
Enrique Armijo
JD (2005) and MA (2000), UNC-Chapel Hill
Clerkship: Hon. Karen Henderson, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
Subjects: Media & Communications Law, Torts, and Federal Courts

Posted by: guest | May 1, 2012 3:11:16 PM

Looks like David Pozen is going to Columbia:

Posted by: anon | May 1, 2012 10:55:39 AM

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law has hired Andrew Blair-Stanek:
JD: Yale 2008
Clerkship: Judge Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Field: Tax

Posted by: anon | Apr 26, 2012 5:09:25 PM

I second the remark about listing publications. I'm sure it might seem complicated, but number of total law review publications and best overall placement (as reported by the candidate) sure would seem to be a great start!

Posted by: Herbert | Apr 24, 2012 11:25:45 PM

Crickets - could be! I know there are at least some hires that haven't been reported though - e.g. school x told me they had hired two people but only one is listed on the sheet; friend y told me he didn't get a job at school z but they had hired someone - but nothing is listed for school z; etc. Some people may prefer not to report because their current jobs/partner's jobs don't know yet.

Posted by: anon | Apr 23, 2012 10:27:19 AM

Is it possible that there were simply fewer entry-level hires this year than in previous years?

Posted by: crickets... | Apr 22, 2012 11:12:38 PM

Given that publications are supposed to be powerful indicators of success and academic potential, might it make sense to include at least the number of publications each hire has? Perhaps also their highest ranking placement?

Posted by: anon | Apr 19, 2012 3:26:20 PM

The IU Robert McKinney School of Law, in addition to those listed above, has hired:

Justice Frank Sullivan
JD, IU Bloomington (1982)
LLM, Virginia (2001)
Justice, Indiana Supreme Court, 1993-2012
Corporate Law; Finance

Margaret Ryznar
JD, Notre Dame (2008)
MA, Jagiellonian University, European Studies
Clerkship: Judge Myron Bright, U.S. 8th Cir.
Family & Juvenile Law, Trusts & Estates

Posted by: Antony Page | Apr 17, 2012 4:45:46 PM

Ori Herstein, King's College London
LL.B., Tel Aviv University Law Faculty
LL.M., Columbia University Law School
JSD, Columbia University Law School
Associate in Law, Columbia University Law School
Currently VAP Cornell University Law School
Torts, Legal Philosophy

Posted by: anon | Apr 16, 2012 6:44:11 PM

Jeremy Kidd, Mercer Law School
J.D., George Mason University School of Law (2007)
Ph.D., Utah State University - Economics (2009)
Clerkships: (1) Judge Ted Stewart, U.S. District Court (Utah); (2) Chief Judge Alice Batchelder, U.S. Sixth Circuit
Currently VAP at George Mason University School of Law
Business Associations, Law and Economics, Torts

Posted by: Jeremy Kidd | Apr 9, 2012 1:11:46 PM

Jeremiah A. Ho, University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) School of Law
J.D., Whittier Law School (2008)
Currently VAP and Fellow at Washburn University School of Law
Remedies, Contracts, and Property

Posted by: Jeremiah Ho | Mar 31, 2012 2:32:16 PM

Robert Knowles, Valparaiso University Law School
J.D., Northwestern
Clerked for Judge M. Margaret McKeown, Ninth Circuit
Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering, NYU
VAP at Chicago-Kent College of Law
Currently VAP at Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Civil Procedure, International Law, and Administrative Law.

Posted by: Rob Knowles | Mar 28, 2012 1:30:31 PM

Sarah or Dan,
Would you please place this post in a more visible place on the welcome page? When Larry was doing the data collecting, he'd keep the solicitation for information at the top for a few weeks. I realize that may not be feasible on your website, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Posted by: AnonProf | Mar 22, 2012 10:58:08 AM

Also, keep in mind there are likely people hired already who do not want it made public yet. Like people who are working at large firms and would like to retain their job until they are ready to step out. Losing your biglaw job even 2 or 3 months before you are ready to resign can be an expensive mistake.

Posted by: anon | Mar 21, 2012 12:08:19 AM

If the numbers of reports are consistent with previous years, the list is a little more than half done. Many schools (especially higher-ranked schools) make hiring decisions well into April. (I would also note that a number of reports have come to me via email, including since March 8.)

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Mar 16, 2012 9:45:05 AM

Is this list now complete? not much action lately...

Posted by: anon | Mar 16, 2012 9:14:11 AM

Boston College was fortunate to hire (details here -- http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/law/newsevents/2012/new_faculty_karihong.html):

Kari Hong
JD, Columbia '01
Clerk, Hon. Sidney Thomas (9th Cir.); Hon. Jeremy Fogel (N.D. Ca.)
Family Law, Immigration, Criminal Law

Posted by: BDG | Mar 8, 2012 4:38:23 PM

The University of Miami Law School is pleased to announce the hiring of Felix Mormann to teach in the areas of environmental, energy, and administrative law. Felix has a JD and a JSD from the University of Passau School of Law and an LLM from UC Berkeley Boalt School of Law. He has been a visiting scholar at Boalt, a Kauffman Fellow at Stanford Law School, and is currently a research fellow at Stanford's Steyer–Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.

Posted by: Scott Sundby | Mar 5, 2012 6:10:54 PM

Valena Beety, West Virginia University
J.D., University of Chicago (2006)
Clerked for Chief Judge James Carr (N.D.O.H.); Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey (6th Cir.)
Clinical, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law

Posted by: Valena Beety | Feb 29, 2012 2:58:37 PM

DePaul University College of Law is delighted to announce the hiring of the following entry-level faculty members:

Monu Bedi
A.B., Dartmouth College (1997)
M.Phil., University of Cambridge (1998)
J.D., Harvard University (2001)
VAP, Stetson (2010-12)
Clerked for Judge Laura Taylor Swain, SDNY (2005-07)
Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law

Cary Martin
B.S., University of Illinois (2003)
J.D., Northwestern University (2006)
LL.M. (Hastie Fellowship), University of Wisconsin (2012)
Securities Regulation, Business Organizations

Posted by: David Franklin | Feb 24, 2012 1:15:51 PM

American University Washington College of Law has hired Jorge Contreras, J.D., Harvard Law School, B.A., Rice University. Former partner at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr. http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/contreras/
IP Licensing, Property, and Law and Science.

Posted by: Michael Carroll | Feb 22, 2012 12:45:51 PM

The IU McKinney School of Law, in addition to Diana Winters listed above, and lateral Lea Shaver (Hofstra), has hired Yvonne Dutton.

JD, Columbia, '91.
PhD (Poli Sci), Colorado, '11
Currently: Instructor at San Diego School of Law
Clerked for Judge Connor, SDNY.

Criminal Law

More hires to announce soon.

Posted by: Antony Page | Feb 22, 2012 12:43:06 PM

Michael Sevel,University of Sydney Law School
JD, Texas '08
PhD (philosophy), Texas '10

Currently: VAP at University of Miami School of Law

Previously: Max Weber Fellow, Department of Law, European University Institute

Jurisprudence, Tort Law, Maritime Law

Posted by: Michael Sevel | Feb 21, 2012 5:05:29 PM

In addition to Bradley Areheart, who is already listed here. The University of Tennessee College of Law has also hired:

Joy Radice, Harvard ‘03
NYU Lawyering AAP
Criminal Law, Clinical

Brian Krumm, University of Tennessee ‘94
M.P.A. The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
Business, Clinical

Posted by: AnonLawProf | Feb 20, 2012 11:12:21 PM

Carrie Basas, currently visiting at Case Western, was hired by Akron. She specializes in Disability Law.

Posted by: Sharona Hoffman | Feb 20, 2012 10:15:59 PM

Anastasia M. Boles
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
J.D., Columbia Law, 2000
Fellowship: Faculty Fellow, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Clerked for the late Hon. Napoloeon A. Jones, Jr., S.D. Cal.
Civil Procedure, Workplace Law, Race/Gender & Law

Posted by: A. Boles | Feb 17, 2012 5:25:16 PM

Kevin Lynch, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
JD, NYU (2007)
Environmental Law Clinic

Posted by: Kevin Lynch | Feb 17, 2012 2:55:38 PM

Amanda Reid, Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. & Ph.D., University of Florida (2004)
Clerked for Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger (M.D. Fla.) & Judge Susan H. Black (11th Circuit)
Property, Intellectual Property & Civil Procedure

Posted by: A. Reid | Feb 17, 2012 12:47:18 PM


Janewa OseiTutu: LL.M, McGill University (2002); J.D., Queen's University (1997). Clerk to Judge Emile Short, U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2008-09). VAP at University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2009-2011).

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Feb 16, 2012 8:21:50 PM

Andrea Boyack will join Washburn University School of Law this fall. Andrea has a JD from UVA 1995; MALD from Fletcher School (Tufts) 1995 (as a Ford Foundation Fellow). Clerkship E.D.N.Y. J. Gleeson. Contracts, Property, Real Estate, Secured Transactions. Andrea is a visiting professor at Fordham University Law School this year and previously was a visiting prof. at George Washington University School of Law (2.5 years) and Catholic University Columbus School of Law (2 semesters).

Posted by: Andrea Boyack | Feb 15, 2012 7:44:39 PM

Jason Marisam, Hamline University School of Law
J.D., Harvard Law School 2008
Kauffman Legal Fellow at Harvard Law School
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Torts

Posted by: Jason Marisam | Feb 14, 2012 10:13:19 AM

Jeff Schmitt, Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D., University of Virginia (2007)
Clerked for Judge Susan H. Black (11th Circuit) and Judge Timothy J. Corrigan (M.D. Fla.)
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Legal History

Posted by: Jeff Schmitt | Feb 13, 2012 10:07:46 PM

Anna Laakmann, Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., Stanford (2006); M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Currently a VAP at Penn State
Intellectual Property and Health Law

Posted by: Anna Laakmann | Feb 12, 2012 10:33:41 AM

Ozan Varol, Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D., Iowa (2007)
Clerked for Judge Carlos Bea, Ninth Circuit
Currently a VAP at Chicago-Kent College of Law
Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Law.

Posted by: Ozan Varol | Feb 10, 2012 9:42:16 PM

Jennifer Camero, Southern Illinois University
J.D., Northwestern (2004)
Teaching Fellow at LSU
Commercial Law and Contracts

Posted by: J Camero | Feb 10, 2012 8:50:58 AM

Chris Seaman, Washington and Lee; Univ. of Pennsylvania (J.D. 2004); clerked for Judge R. Barclay Surrick (E.D. Pa.); Visiting Assistant Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Specialty: Intellectual Property.

Posted by: Chris Seaman | Feb 9, 2012 11:09:52 PM

Ohio State hired Christopher Walker, Stanford (J.D. 2006), M.P.P. Harvard, public policy; clerked for Judge Kozinski (9th Cir.) and Justice Kennedy (U.S.S.C.). Specialties: Legislation, administrative law.

Posted by: Larry Garvin | Feb 9, 2012 4:48:40 PM

Christine Allie, Widener University, University of Washington (JD-2005), Trinity College, Dublin (LLM), University of Florida (SJD Taxation, Candidate), clerked for Judge Aquilino (U.S. Court of International Trade), Comparative Federalism Fellow at Institute d' etude european (Brussels). Specialty: tax.

Posted by: Anon | Feb 9, 2012 3:12:41 PM

Andy Spalding, University of Richmond, JD UNLV 2003, Ph.D. Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2000. Current VAP, Chicago-Kent College of Law; clerked on the Ninth Circuit for Judge Bybee. Specialty: private international law.

Posted by: Andy Spalding | Feb 9, 2012 2:56:41 PM

Golden Gate University School of Law hired two new faculty members: (1) Eleanor Lumsden (whose info is already posted), and (2) Kathleen Morris: J.D. 1997 U.C. Berkeley School of Law; clerked at the 9th Circuit; VAP Rutgers Law; M.Sc. from Univ. of Edinburgh; primary areas of teaching are local government law and property.

William Gallagher, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

Posted by: William Gallagher | Feb 9, 2012 1:24:54 PM

Syracuse University College of Law will welcome three new faculty members this fall:

Todd A. Berger, J.D., Temple, 2003; LLM, Temple 2007. Currently Managing Attorney, Rutgers Law School-Camden. To direct Criminal Defense Clinic.

Lauryn P. Gouldin, J.D, New York University, 2000; clerked for Honorable Leonard B. Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 9/2000-9/2001 and Honorable Chester J. Straub, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 9/2001-9/2002. Currently at NYU School of Law Center for reasearch on Crime and Justice; teaching areas, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence

Andrew Kim, J.D. Harvard, 2007, clerk to The Honorable John R.Gibson, US Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, 8/2007-8/2008, currently Law Teaching Fellow, LSU Law Center; teaching areas Torts, Immigration Law, Administrative Law, Employment Discrimination

I am submitting this for the College, Hannah R. Arterian, Dean and Professor of law

Posted by: hannah arterian | Feb 9, 2012 12:40:59 PM

Rutgers Camden hired three entry level candidates:

Kaie Eyer, J.D. Yale, 2004; clerked for Judge Calabresi on the Second Circuit; currently a Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Employment Law, Civil Procedure.

Margo Kaplan, J.D. NYU 2004, Masters in Public Administration, Harvard, 2004; Clerked for Judge Fuentes on the Third Circuit, and Judge Koeltl, SDNY; currently a VAP at Brooklyn Law School. Criminal Law, Health Law.

Stacy Hawkins, J.D. Georgetown, 1997; currently VAP at Rutgers Camden. Employment Law, Diversity and the Law, Constitutional Law.

In addition, we have offers out to two other candidates and are awaiting their decisions.

Allan Stein
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

Posted by: Allan Stein | Feb 9, 2012 8:09:09 AM

Case Western Reserve University School of Law is pleased to have hired Timothy Webster. He is an expert in Chinese Law and is currently a visitor at Whittier: http://www.law.whittier.edu/index/meet-the-faculty/profile/timothy-webster.

Posted by: Sharona Hoffman | Feb 8, 2012 8:22:06 PM

The University of Miami is pleased to have hired Andres Sawicki. Andres received his J.D. from Chicago in 2006. He has been a Bigelow Fellow for the past two years after clerking for Judge Robert Sack of the Second Circuit and then practicing with Kirkland & Ellis in New York. Andres will be teaching in the Intellectual Property area.

Posted by: Scott Sundby | Feb 8, 2012 2:29:06 PM

Hi, one of the members of the appointments committee asked me to post my recently hired status:

Whittier Law School
Stewart Chang, JD Georgetown University Law School '99
Immigration, Contracts

Posted by: Stewart Chang | Feb 8, 2012 1:24:57 PM

Josh Blackman
South Texas College of Law
JD, George Mason '09
Clerkships- 6th Circuit, WDPA

Posted by: Josh Blackman | Feb 8, 2012 12:27:56 PM

The University of Iowa is delighted to report hiring two entry-level candidates in addition to our two lateral hires reported on the Faculty Lounge Blog. The entry-level hires are:

1. Paul Gowder. Paul received his J.D. from Harvard in 2000 and is a Ph.D. candidate (degree expected 2012) in Political Science at Stanford. His dissertation is titled "An Egalitarian Theory of the Rule of Law." He will be teaching in the areas of Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law, and Jurisprudence, among others.

2. Stella Burch Elias. Stella received her J.D. from Yale in 2009. She clerked for Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit and is currently completing a Climenko Fellowship at Harvard. She will be teaching in the areas of Immigration, Civil Procedure, and International/Comparative Law, among others.

Thomas Gallanis, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee

Posted by: Thomas Gallanis | Feb 8, 2012 12:12:44 PM

Drexel hired Pamella Quinn Saunders, JD Duke 2000. She clerked on the 4th Circuit, served as a Bristow Fellow in the Solicitor General's Office, and was a VAP at Drexel. She will be teaching in the areas of civil procedure, international law, and property.

Posted by: Dan Filler | Feb 8, 2012 11:40:13 AM

Texas Tech University School of Law
Sally Henry, J.D. New York University School of Law (1982)
Commercial Law, Banking, Bankruptcy

Michael Hatfield, Chair, Personnel Committee

Posted by: Michael Hatfield | Feb 8, 2012 10:45:41 AM

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