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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread One

Those on the market are invited 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 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 categories Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market and Entry Level Hiring Report.

4. Finally, in each of the last five 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.

Update: We once again have an aggregator! Below is the spreadsheet, which you can view and download here.

All information should come in through the comments. Our aggregator will use the 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.

The aggregator will update the spreadsheet approximately once a week.

You can reach the aggregator at aalsaggregator (at) gmail (dot) com.

Originally posted August 27, 2015; aggregator and spreadsheet added 9/3/15.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on August 27, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


South Texas, both via email and phone. October 2. Energy.

Posted by: anon | Oct 4, 2015 12:33:09 PM

There are, undoubtedly, still schools scheduling interviews. Even in this market.

Posted by: anon | Oct 2, 2015 2:20:48 PM

Are there any schools that are not done yet? With exactly two weeks to the conference, it would seem like all slots should be allocated...

Posted by: Aalser | Oct 2, 2015 1:33:33 PM

Pittsburgh AALS interview (scheduled by phone in August). No contact from other schools.

Posted by: Anon3 | Oct 2, 2015 12:53:11 PM

Has anyone heard from Indiana University regarding the business law posting?

Posted by: anon2 | Oct 1, 2015 1:17:49 PM

Interviews, clinical: WVU and North Carolina Central

Posted by: anon | Sep 30, 2015 4:30:05 PM

Interviews, non-clinical: Berkeley, BU, Notre Dame

Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2015 10:45:34 AM

Interviews, non-clinical: Columbia, Iowa, Washington U (St. Louis)

Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2015 10:44:58 AM

Interviews, non-clinical: Northwestern, Yale, NYU

Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2015 10:43:54 AM

@anonanon and Flyouts: I have heard of at least one interview from each of the top 10 schools, including Stanford and Duke. I'd be surprised if most of those schools were actually done, however.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 29, 2015 10:17:35 AM

Anyone heard from Oregon, UNC, and/or Tulsa? Thanks.

Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2015 5:05:46 AM

Has Stanford made any calls?

Posted by: anonanon | Sep 28, 2015 10:36:55 PM

Has Stanford made any calls?

Posted by: anonanon | Sep 28, 2015 10:36:50 PM

I got a call to schedule an interview for Boston University. Good luck!

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 10:11:38 PM

Anyone heard from Boston University?
Anon 9/22, ditto to the last poster, Brooklyn has called to schedule at least one other.

Posted by: Anonyz | Sep 28, 2015 8:36:47 PM

Has anyone heard from Case Western for clinical? And to answer Anon from 9/22, I did get a call to schedule an interview for Brooklyn (for clinical).

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 3:41:50 PM

Are the comments on the clearinghouse thread closed?

Posted by: Clearinghouse | Sep 28, 2015 2:52:19 PM

Are the comments on the clearinghouse thread closed?

Posted by: Clearinghouse | Sep 28, 2015 2:52:15 PM

Are the comments on the clearinghouse thread closed?

Posted by: Clearinghouse | Sep 28, 2015 2:52:11 PM

I know that Fordham has scheduled some interviews.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Sep 28, 2015 1:18:41 PM

I know that Fordham has scheduled some interviews.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Sep 28, 2015 1:18:34 PM

I've heard of someone with an interview at Chicago. Haven't heard of anybody with an American interview or any other DC school interview.

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 11:06:24 AM

Any word from Drexel?

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 10:41:10 AM

Any word from Chicago or D.C. schools?

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 10:37:42 AM

Regarding Numbers, Anon Sept. 26 @ 3:48, I think the common wisdom for the past few years has been that most people will end up with 6-12 interviews. In this market, though, I don't think falling within that range suggests good health. With the disclaimer that number of interviews serves as a poor proxy for job market success, I think, generally speaking, you want to have more interviews than the meaty middle of the pack.

Posted by: anon | Sep 28, 2015 9:36:37 AM

Has anyone heard anything from American University Washington College of Law?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 27, 2015 9:00:49 PM

I'm aware of UVA and NYU interviews.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 26, 2015 8:26:07 PM

ranon: I know someone who landed a Berkeley interview. Any word on UVA, Columbia, or Duke?

Posted by: Flyouts | Sep 26, 2015 8:10:06 PM

Anyone hear from Nebraska (not clinical)?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 26, 2015 7:04:27 PM

anyone heard from berkeley, northwestern, texas?

Posted by: ranon | Sep 26, 2015 6:43:26 PM

Would add Albany and Maryland to schools scheduling interviews

Posted by: aalsanon | Sep 26, 2015 6:40:32 PM

I know of of at least three candidates with more than 20.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Sep 26, 2015 4:00:40 PM

What would be considered a healthy number of AALS interviews to end up with this year? Would I be right to assume that the premier candidates (SCOTUS clerks, etc.) are seeing something like 10+ interviews, while the best one can otherwise hope for is something in the neighborhood of a half dozen? Curious to hear what others think.

Posted by: anon | Sep 26, 2015 3:48:25 PM


Posted by: igiveup | Sep 26, 2015 3:27:49 PM

We are absolutely done at this point, and we have no alternate pool. Everyone we wanted to interview was willing to meet with us and, thus, even if any of them drop out, we see no need to fill those slots with people who we are pretty sure would not be a fit.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Sep 25, 2015 4:01:40 PM

I tried to post earlier but it hasn't shown up, so apologies if this results in a double-post--but because clearly many people don't want to show their cards, would people nonetheless be willing to answer:

(1) hiring chairs, are you still scheduling interviews?
(2) for those who received requests for materials, any of those schools get back to you to schedule interviews?

Posted by: Anon Candidate | Sep 25, 2015 3:03:28 PM

I am a member of a committee at a top-50 school. As of about a week ago we have filled our interview schedule for the hiring conference. If we get cancellations we may fill the vacated interview slots, but we may not.

Posted by: HiringCommitteeMember | Sep 25, 2015 1:39:38 PM

U Wisconsin just sent a note saying it has completed its initial screening and has scheduled all of its in-person interviews. Also got a note from NYU suggesting I apply for the Lawyering Program - is that an implicit rejection? Anonanon - ditto on requests for materials from T10 schools, ditto on subsequent silence.

Posted by: Nona | Sep 25, 2015 1:32:27 PM

One data point: In the past two weeks, I've received requests for materials from four top 10 schools. None have contacted me for an interview yet. My hope is that next week is the week top schools will begin to make calls (unless they have made them already).

Posted by: anonanon | Sep 25, 2015 1:00:38 PM

So, now that it's been a week since anyone posted, I presume that the tight market means people are holding cards close to their chest (certainly more schools have scheduled than those listed here). But, in the interest of getting more info that allows people more a sense of where we are in the process, and keeping the thread relevant, please consider weighing in on the following--you can do this without a full reveal:

1) If you are a hiring chair or member, are you done scheduling interviews at this point, and if you revisit hiring after the first round, when would that be most likely to happen?

2) To candidates on the market, if you have received requests for materials from schools, have any followed up to schedule an interview?

Posted by: Anon Candidate | Sep 25, 2015 12:48:31 PM

Flyouts: yes. Not my interview so can't report more than that.

Posted by: Anon | Sep 24, 2015 6:32:53 PM

Anyone land an interview with SMU or know of someone who has?

Posted by: Flyouts | Sep 24, 2015 6:28:37 PM

September 16, AALS interview with Vermont Law, request sent via email. September 21, AALS interview with Concordia, request received on the phone. Both for energy/environmental law.

Posted by: anon | Sep 23, 2015 10:53:21 AM

Screening interviews for clinical jobs at Nebraska and South Carolina. Anyone heard from Iowa on the clinical position?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 22, 2015 12:45:54 PM

Temple on August 27 and Florida September 13.

Posted by: anon | Sep 22, 2015 11:22:03 AM

Anyone been contacted by Brooklyn?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 22, 2015 11:15:26 AM

Interviews with Dusquesne (likely to turn down), Wisconsin. Request for materials from Harvard.

Posted by: Meme | Sep 19, 2015 9:56:52 PM

Your friendly neighborhood aggregator checking in to let you know that:

(1) the sheet is up to date.
(2) if you have information that you want to report, but would prefer not to post it directly to the thread, you can also send me an entirely confidential email at aalsaggregator AT gmail DOT com.

Posted by: aalsaggregator | Sep 19, 2015 10:48:34 AM

Additional info requests generally include job talk paper (assuming schools already have CV and research agenda submitted with the FAR), and rarely can include a copy of transcript.

Posted by: Anonymous | Sep 18, 2015 9:26:42 PM

for those receiving requests for additional info, what items have been requested?
as for me, still waiting for interviews (and/or requests for more info).

Posted by: anon5 | Sep 18, 2015 5:39:23 PM

Interview with South Dakota, primarily for Family Law.

Posted by: academicrealness | Sep 18, 2015 4:40:05 PM

Requests for more materials from UCLA, Wash St. Louis, Duke, NYU (in addition to some above).

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 4:24:49 PM

In addition to some mentioned above, interviews with St. John's, Brooklyn, ONU Law, FSU (over past few weeks).

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 4:22:58 PM

To those reporting interviews today, did you get those today, or did you receive those invites over the last several weeks?

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 4:08:20 PM

UCI and Cornell AALS interviews

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 2:09:19 PM

ASU--aals interview.

Posted by: Pricila | Sep 18, 2015 10:49:45 AM

I think the former (not sharing) because I definitely know people who are getting calls who aren't posting. I've gotten recent calls from SUNY Buffalo and South Dakota for clinical spots.

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 10:45:08 AM

Is the issue that people are not sharing information or that schools are not yet calling?

Posted by: Anon | Sep 18, 2015 10:10:43 AM

Worst. Hiring thread. Ever.

Posted by: anon | Sep 18, 2015 8:53:00 AM

Over the last few weeks: AALS interview from Emory and Duquesne for tenure-track positions; AALS interview from Tuoro Law Center for VAP; request for information from Harvard; invitation to apply to NYU acting assistant professor (1-3 year VAP) program for lawyering skills; all by emails, no phone calls.

Posted by: Trump | Sep 15, 2015 8:29:52 PM

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