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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Number of Schools at AALS FRC Over Time

Schools at FRC.20141016


In 2012, there were 142 AALS member or approved schools at the FRC.

In 2013, 94 schools.

In 2014, 81 schools.

(Say +/- 2 for each year due to vagaries of counting.)

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on October 16, 2014 at 10:49 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


I'll put my .02 in here for additional context. Who knows whether the final numbers will turn out to be better than last year, but my sense is that this year will indeed be worse. Not all of the 81 schools that attended the AALS this year have clear intentions of hiring at the entry-level. I know of several interviewees who were either told formally or informally that a school will be also looking at laterals for a particular slot (and this was not in just lower-ranked schools) or told that the school was still uncertain whether it would be hiring at all. In addition, it seemed that many schools this year were not filling up all of their interview slots or only interviewing on one of the days. Many committees were packing up early and heading out. This was an additional signal that there was much more needs-based hiring than ever this year.

Posted by: anon | Oct 20, 2014 4:03:18 PM

Just as Joey states that there are schools who are not attending AALS in 2014 but are hiring---remember that there were schools in 2012 who attended AALS without intentions of hiring. We have to put these numbers into context.

Posted by: Sheldon Bernard Lyke | Oct 20, 2014 3:34:06 PM

Joe, I think you may have read too many overheated blog posts.

In reality, lots of us are at law schools that are hiring this year (including some that are not headed to the AALS but are planning to hire anyway).

Posted by: Joey | Oct 18, 2014 11:46:14 PM

Why are there even more than 10 this year?

Posted by: Joe | Oct 17, 2014 9:41:19 AM

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