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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Hiring Committees 2014-2015

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2014-2015 law school faculty hiring season:

(a) your school;
(b) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral candidates--we hope that this information will be useful for both entry level and lateral candidates);
(c) other members of your hiring committee (again, please note if there is a distinction between entry level and lateral committees); and
(d) any particular subject areas in which your school is looking to hire.

Additionally, if you would like to share the following information, candidates might find it helpful to know:

(e) your committee's feeling about packets/individualized expressions of interest (affirmatively want to receive them, affirmatively don't want to receive them, or don't care one way or the other); 
(f) your committee's preferred way to be contacted (email, snail-mail, or phone); and/or
(g) the number of available faculty positions at your school.

I will gather all this information in a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet. (Click on that link to access the spreadsheet and download it; you can also scroll through the embedded version below.)

You can't make changes to the spreadsheet directly, so please post the information in the comments, or email me directly, slawsky *at* law *dot* uci *dot* edu.

Additionally, in 2011, someone very kindly submitted a spreadsheet of addresses of a subset of law schools, if folks want to create their own mail-merge. You can download it here. (If anyone wants to update or expand it and send me a new version, that would be awesome.)

Originally posted: July 1, 2014. I will bump this post periodically.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 1, 2014 at 09:00 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


Anyone know the subject-matter areas for CU?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 8, 2014 3:16:21 PM

The University of Colorado is hiring entry level candidates. The Committee Chair is Scott Peppet.

Posted by: AB | Oct 3, 2014 10:51:30 AM

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW seeks applications for two anticipated fulltime tenure-track faculty positions beginning August 2015. The College of Law is the only public law school in the Chicago area (located sixty miles from downtown Chicago), combining the strengths of a research university and the values of a public law school, including access by traditionally underrepresented groups and leadership in public service. The law school community is collegial and its small size of approximately 300 full-time students facilitates strong relationships among faculty and students. In keeping with university and college priorities, we are particularly interested in seeing candidates who can bring global and international perspectives to their teaching and research, or who can bring expertise in the public service/public interest fields. Specific course coverage needs include criminal law, property, taxation, and private international law. The College of Law is distinguished by the diversity of its faculty, and applicants who would add to its diversity are particularly encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, resume, and list of names/addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of three current professional references to Professor Dan Reynolds, Chair, Appointments Committee, Northern Illinois University College of Law, Swen Parson Hall, DeKalb, IL 60115-2890, or send materials electronically to [email protected]. AA/EEO institution. Preference will be given to applications received by October 30, 2014, although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Pre-employment criminal background check required.

Committee: Dean Jennifer Rosato-Perea, Profs. Marc Falkoff, Robert Jones, Amy Widman, Morse Tan and Chair Dan Reynolds

Posted by: Morse Tan | Oct 1, 2014 12:47:36 PM

UPDATE: CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of commercial law to commence in the Fall Semester 2015. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to teach either or both of our required upper-level UCC courses (Sales and Leases, and Secured Transactions) each semester. Candidates who can, in addition to these courses, teach Payment Systems, Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, or Financial Regulation are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials and a proven record of (or demonstrated potential for) outstanding classroom teaching and scholarship. Both lateral and entry level candidates will be considered. For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CAMPUNIV&cws=1&rid=211 .

Posted by: Mike Kent | Sep 9, 2014 2:33:01 PM

The University of Arizona Rogers College of Law invites applications to fill up to three tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, to begin in Fall 2015. The College will consider candidates with a range of curricular and scholarly expertise. Subject areas of particular interest include Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law and Procedure, Property, and Intellectual Property. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching or the potential for such excellence. The College will particularly value significant trial experience and high achievement in practice in Trial Advocacy applicants. The College seeks candidates who are engaged with multiple communities, interested in different disciplines, and thus prepared to serve the needs of its increasingly diverse and global student body. Candidates poised in their teaching and scholarship to respond to structural changes to legal education and the legal market are of particular interest. To enrich and diversify its faculty, the College welcomes applications from candidates who will advance the university’s goal of enhancing its distinctiveness in equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Contact: Professor David Marcus, Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at [email protected], or by mail at University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721.

Posted by: Derek Bambauer | Sep 5, 2014 7:37:07 PM

SCHOOL: California Western School of Law
CHAIR: Scott Ehrlich
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Morton, Padilla, Reilly
AREAS OF INTEREST: Family Law, Business Associations, Clinical Internship
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Candidates not participating in AALS or particularly interested in California Western are welcome to send materials by email to [email protected].

CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW in San Diego invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty position to begin in the fall of 2015. Our curricular needs are in Family Law, Business Law, and Clinical Teaching. We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in candidates who are interested in teaching in our Clinical Internship Program, as well as in one of the above-mentioned subject areas. Candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email their materials to Professor Scott Ehrlich, Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, at [email protected]. California Western is San Diego’s oldest law school. We are an independent, ABA-approved, not-for-profit law school committed to producing practice-ready lawyers. California Western is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted by: Greg Reilly | Aug 29, 2014 2:40:22 PM

Fred Tung is the chair of appointments at BU.
Other committee members: Jack Beerman, Stacey Dogan, Keith Hylton, Gary Lawson, Mike Meurer.

Boston University School of Law is seeking exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Professor of Law. We are seeking candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and effective teaching. We are especially interested in scholars doing empirical/experimental research, including work that might complement BU Law’s existing strength in health law, intellectual property or corporate law.

We are also interested in junior lateral tenure-track and entry-level candidates with a record of both high scholarly achievement and teaching excellence for appointment at the level of Associate Professor of Law. Areas of particular interest are international law, civil procedure, property, criminal law, corporations, and environmental law.

Boston University School of Law is committed to faculty diversity and welcomes expressions of interest from diverse applicants.

Posted by: Fred Tung | Aug 27, 2014 11:54:01 AM

Here is a follow-up note to Sarah's original posting in early July with helpful details for candidates:

The University of Washington invites applications from innovative national leaders for the position of Associate/Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Experiential Learning. The Associate/Assistant Dean works closely with the Dean of the Law School. Interfacing with law school leaders, faculty, and staff, the Associate/Assistant Dean will advance and coordinate the wealth of clinical, experiential, and public service offerings at the law school. Please send expressions of interest, including curriculum vitae, to the Faculty Appointments Chair, Mary D. Fan, via email at [email protected]. Please also feel welcome to contact Prof. Fan, Prof. Jacqueline McMurtrie or Prof. Scott Schumacher with any questions about the position and clinical education at the University of Washington. Inquiries will be kept confidential.

In addition, the University of Washington may fill one entry-level tenure-track position. Property is an area of particularly strong interest. Additional areas of possible interest include civil procedure, criminal law, or health law. Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time. If the candidate advances in review, references will be requested. If you wish to send supplementary information, please send materials only once, to the Faculty Appointments Chair, for dissemination to the committee. Duplicate mailings end up at the same place.

At the University of Washington, we value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. For the full statement see http://www.washington.edu/diversity/ and http://www.washington.edu/discover/visionvalues/.

Posted by: Mary D. Fan | Aug 26, 2014 10:01:46 PM

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is interested in hiring three tenure track entry level faculty members in the areas of Commercial Law, Tax, Property, Constitutional Law, or Criminal Procedure. This year's hiring committee members are Seema Mohapatra (Chair), Dean Leticia Diaz, Terri Day, Stephen Leacock, Leonard Birdsong, Taylor Simpson-Wood, and Kevin Leske. We will be reviewing all AALS FAR forms, and there is no need for a separate application if you are in the FAR database. For any inquiries, please contact Seema Mohapatra at [email protected].

Posted by: Seema Mohapatra | Aug 26, 2014 9:59:25 PM

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is looking to make an entry-level tenure-track hire in business law. Candidates should have primary research and teaching interests in business associations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation, financial regulation, or related fields. The position includes the opportunity to take a leadership role in the law school's Business Law Program. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Candidates who can contribute to the law school's mission of training students to serve a diverse society are especially encouraged to apply.

The hiring committee comprises James Grimmelmann (chair), Larry Gibson, Leigh Goodmark, Mark Graber, Michelle Harner, Lee Kovarsky, and Maxwell Stearns. We will be reviewing all AALS FAR forms; there is no need to contact us separately if you have submitted your materials through the FAR. Other candidates should send a letter of interest and CV to James Grimmelmann, [email protected], with cc: to Shyala Rumsey, [email protected].

Posted by: James Grimmelmann | Aug 20, 2014 2:02:59 PM

The Department of Business Law at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University is seeking applicants for both tenure-track (open rank) and non-tenure-track (either lecturer or clinical) positions. The official announcements are below. Candidates must submit applications through the websites listed in the announcements.

Tenure-Track Position(s)

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for open-rank, tenure-track positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective August 2015. The candidates selected will join a well-established department of 16 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of courses on legal topics and business ethics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To be qualified, a candidate must have a J.D. degree with an excellent academic record and must demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching and research in law and/or ethics.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/920. Candidates should direct any questions to Jamie Darin Prenkert, Chair, Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or [email protected].

Application materials received by October 15, 2014, will be given full consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Non-Tenure-Track Position(s)

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University seeks applications for full time, non-tenure-track lecturer or clinical faculty positions in the Department of Business Law and Ethics, effective August 2015. The candidates selected will join a well-established department of 16 full-time faculty members who teach a variety of courses on legal topics and business ethics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To be qualified, a lecturer candidate must have a J.D. degree with an excellent academic record and must demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in business law and/or ethics courses. Ideal candidates for clinical faculty positions will meet all of the requirements of a lecturer candidate and will have had career experience in law or ethics and compliance that is significant in duration and that indicates the attainment of a substantial level of responsibility and leadership.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/921. Candidates should direct any questions to Jamie Darin Prenkert, Chair, Department of Business Law and Ethics, Kelley School of Business, 1309 E 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or [email protected].

Application materials received by November 15, 2014, will be given full consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Posted by: Jamie Prenkert | Aug 12, 2014 9:09:53 PM

The Law School at the University of Bonn, Germany, is looking for

a Research Assistant (Vis Moot Coach)

The position will be half-time (50%) and will be paid at around 1.700 Euro (approx. 1.200 Euro net) per month. The contract will start on 1 October 2014. It will run until 1 August 2015, with an optional to renew. Your tasks will be to assist in research and teaching, in particular to prepare a team of students for the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Competition.

You need:
• a University degree in law equivalent to the First German State Exam with an above-average result
• previous experience in the Vis Moot Court as a participant, coach or arbitrator
• computer literacy (at least MS-Office)

A plus are:
• excellent knowledge of English, at least basic knowledge of the German language
• knowledge in international commercial arbitration and international commercial law, especially CISG

We offer:
• a stimulating working environment
• payment as a German civil servant
• possibility to buy cheap public transport ticket

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Candidates with disabilites will be preferred in cases where they have the same qualifications as others.
If you are interested in this position, please send an application (consisting of your cv, bachelor’s degree, an overview of your performance during your law studies as well as your diploma for the law degree and any other titles you may hold) by August 31, 2014 to:
Institut für Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung, c/o Ms Fabricius, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn, Germany, reference “31/14/3.13”.
For further enquiries, please contact Professor Dr. Lehmann, D.E.A., LL.M., J.S.D.: [email protected]
Only applications sent per post will be considered. Applications made by email will unfortunately not be accepted. If you wish to have your documents returned after the recruitment process, please include a self-addressed envelope with your application.

Posted by: Stefan Gohling | Aug 5, 2014 9:59:43 AM

SCHOOL: Texas A&M University School of Law
CHAIR: Timothy Mulvaney
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Megan Carpenter, James McGrath, Huyen Pham, Tanya Pierce
AREAS OF INTEREST: While the law school welcomes applications in all subject areas, it particularly invites applications from both lateral and entry-level candidates in: (1) patent law (including related IP subjects); and (2) LARW. Both positions are tenure/tenure-track with full voting privileges and research support.
APPLICATIONS: There is no need for candidates participating in the AALS FRC to contact our committee, as we will review all FAR forms. Lateral candidates and entry-level candidates not participating in the AALS FRC are encouraged to contact the committee at [email protected].

Posted by: Timothy Mulvaney | Aug 1, 2014 6:20:53 PM

Time perhaps to bump this and encourage more committees to identify themselves?

Posted by: A. Nonymous | Aug 1, 2014 1:31:47 PM

The University of Montana School of Law has openings for two full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year in the areas of Property Law and Indian Law/Clinic Supervisor. The Chair of the Appointments Committee is Professor Michelle Bryan, with Professors Elaine Gagliardi, Andrew King-Ries, Hillary Wandler and Jon Byington also serving on the Committee. For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com.

Posted by: Michelle Bryan | Jul 25, 2014 1:55:59 PM


John Greabe (chair), Calvin Massey, Michael McCann, Courtney Brooks. Unified committee. We are looking for an experienced criminal practitioner to direct our criminal practice clinic. The position is secure-status. We may also be looking to make one or two additional tenure-track hires in areas still to be determined. Below, I paste the text of the ad for director of the criminal practice clinic:

The University of New Hampshire School of Law, a national leader in clinical education, is looking to hire a practitioner with expertise in criminal law to direct our criminal practice clinic. The director represents, and supervises students who represent, indigent defendants in felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. The director also may teach associated courses such as criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy. The director must be a member of, or eligible for admission to, the New Hampshire bar, and must be sufficiently experienced in criminal practice to garner the approval of the New Hampshire Judicial Council, which oversees the contract that funds the clinic. The successful candidate may begin employment as early as January 2015.

The appointments committee welcomes applications from both lateral and entry-level candidates. The successful candidate will be hired on a track leading to an alternative form of security within the meaning of ABA Standard 405(c) or, if the candidate has a demonstrated record of and interest in producing scholarship, tenure.

UNH Law is an equal opportunity employer. The law school is situated in Concord, the capital of New Hampshire. Concord is approximately an hour’s drive from Boston, the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast, and the White Mountains. To apply, please email a letter of interest and a CV (listing references with contact information) to [email protected]. Or you may mail your materials to Professor John Greabe, Chair, Appointments Committee, UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301. Applications by email are preferred.

Posted by: John Greabe | Jul 25, 2014 10:18:01 AM

University of Baltimore:

Fred Brown (chair), Gilda Daniels, Greg Dolin, William Hubbard, Margaret Johnson, Natalie Ram, Barbara White. (A student member will be named at a later date).

Areas: TBD

Posted by: Greg Dolin | Jul 24, 2014 12:31:46 PM

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW has openings for up to three faculty positions, and will consider both entry-level and lateral candidates. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship and teaching focuses on criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, health law and family law, but will consider outstanding candidates in all fields. Committee members include: Susan Bandes (Chair), Zoë Robinson, and Monu Bedi. Inquiries should be sent via email to Professor Susan Bandes at [email protected]

Posted by: Susan Bandes | Jul 23, 2014 6:04:52 PM

Arkansas appears to be hiring:


Posted by: Anon | Jul 23, 2014 2:33:11 PM

School: Houston
Type of Committee: Unified
Chair: Joseph Sanders
Committee Members: Bruhl, Duncan, Roberts, Ragazzo
Areas Of interest: (leave blank for now)

Posted by: Joseph Sanders | Jul 16, 2014 4:25:37 PM

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW may, depending on a number of factors, be looking to hire at least one faculty member. Although things are tentative right now, if we do hire, we are likely to have particular interest in candidates with a background/interest in commercial law.

We have a unified committee, of which I am the chair. The other members are Tuneen Chisolm, Melissa Essary, Woody Woodruff, and Tim Zinnecker. I welcome expressions of interest and application packets, with a strong preference for e-mail.

Posted by: Mike Kent | Jul 15, 2014 9:11:13 AM


Adam Chodorow is the Chair. Other committee members are: Dan Bodansky, Mary Sigler, Zachary Gubler, Rhett Larson and Sue Chesler. ASU plans to hire up to two candidates for tenured or tenure-track positions. We have needs in a variety of areas but would be especially interested in Criminal Law, Procedure, and Constitutional Law.

We will review the FAR forms for entry level candidates. Please do not contact us directly. Interested laterals should contact Adam Chodorow at [email protected] and include a CV.

Posted by: Adam Chodorow | Jul 10, 2014 12:40:44 PM

University of Oklahoma plans to hire up to two faculty candidates this year for tenure‐track positions or tenured positions at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or full Professor. We have particular curricular needs in Administrative Law, Professional Responsibility and Civil Procedure, but, of course always consider highly qualified applicants regardless of field. We have only one committee; I am chair and other members include Steve Cleveland and Megan Shaner. Email is my preference for receiving inquiries or packets, which are welcome.

Posted by: Mary Sue Backus | Jul 8, 2014 2:41:35 PM

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW has openings for two experienced faculty for full-time, tenured or tenure-track positions. Senior faculty candidates may be eligible for a Named Professorship. We are especially interested in individuals whose scholarship focuses on business, environmental, land use, commercial, health and/or estates and trusts, but we invite applications from scholars in other fields as well. Candidates must demonstrate distinction or promise in both legal scholarship and law teaching. If interested, please send a current vita to Professor David Markell, Appointments Committee Chair, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1601 (email: [email protected]).

Posted by: David Markell | Jul 8, 2014 2:38:22 PM

Jae Lee is the Chair at Fordham.

Areas of search are to be determined, but we will likely be looking closely (though not exclusively) at scholars (both entry level and lateral) working in the area of international economic law (esp. international trade).

E-mail is strongly preferred (for expressions of interest, CV, representative publication or work in progress (if available), research agenda (if available)). Recommendation letters (by e-mail) are helpful, too. Paper packets are okay, but are discouraged as filesharing with the committee is cumbersome in that format.

Posted by: Jae Lee | Jul 8, 2014 6:50:40 AM

Brooklyn Law School has two appointments committees.

The Entry Level Committee is chaired by David Reiss. The other members are Brad Borden, Robin Effron, Maryellen Fullerton, Cynthia Godsoe and Minor Myers.

The Laterals Committee is chaired by Bennett Capers. The other members are Anita Bernstein, Ted Janger, Rebecca Kysar and Nelson Tebbe.

Other information to follow.

Posted by: David Reiss | Jul 2, 2014 2:24:51 AM

Pace Law School is hoping to hire at least one entry level faculty member with a strong interest in Environmental Law, with additional hires in a range of subject areas possible. I am the Appointments Committee Chair. I have a strong preference for communication by e-mail.

Posted by: Ann Bartow | Jul 1, 2014 5:55:43 PM

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