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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Law School Hiring, 2015-2016, Thread Two

For the most recent comments, go here.

Please leave comments on this thread regarding whether you have received:

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

(b) 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.

Five 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. The year's first hiring thread is here. Comments to that thread are now closed.

5. 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 October 18, 2015; edited October 22, 2015, to add aggregator information.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on October 18, 2015 at 07:35 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


One of the hiring contracts I see recently states that the school has the right to record and distribute any courses taught and lectures delivered by the professor, and may choose to grant access to such recordings without charge at the school's sole discretion. Has not such a provision been a no-no practice, shunned by law schools. I could be wrong, too disconnected with the changes outside there. Thoughts?

Posted by: Anon | Mar 29, 2016 4:28:44 PM

Maryland hired an untenured business law professor.

Posted by: anon | Mar 13, 2016 8:32:13 PM

Did Maryland hire in Business law this year?

Posted by: Anon | Mar 13, 2016 7:35:52 PM

Hi there! I will be posting the first call for information for the final report on Monday, March 14.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Mar 5, 2016 10:02:34 AM

Do we know when the final report will go up where people can post hiring results? It seems that in past years it was available early march

Posted by: Anon | Mar 5, 2016 9:52:22 AM

It's from a 2007 Statement of a Good Practices, "Statement of Good Practices for the Recruitment of and Resignation by Full-Time Faculty Members." It relates only to laterals. The AALS no longer seems to have it freely accessible on its website (password protected) but you can see a pertinent portion of the text, e.g., here: http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2010/03/march-15-where-will-tax-profs-be-next-year.html

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Feb 26, 2016 10:06:58 AM

Can anyone point me to the document that has this AALS deadline for offers? Is it only for laterals? Thx.

Posted by: anon | Feb 26, 2016 9:53:04 AM

Does anyone know what the deal is with Denver? The Faculty Lounge suggest they're looking for a lateral, but the AALS deadline is next Tuesday.

Posted by: DU on my mind | Feb 26, 2016 7:31:29 AM

Davis finished hiring

Posted by: nanoonanoo | Feb 3, 2016 7:30:51 PM

Tennessee has ended its search.

Posted by: Anon | Jan 29, 2016 3:38:45 PM

Formal notice that the Maine search has closed (notwithstanding not having an AALS interview or callback). Kudos. Also kudos for highlighting what the fields they will likely be hiring in next year.

Posted by: Nona | Jan 19, 2016 10:37:14 AM

I have removed a previous comment that purported to be from a Drexel professor providing very specific information about the Drexel advocacy position. The comment came from the same IP address as a several other comments, one of which purports to be from another law school. (The location of the IP address is at none of those locations.) If the most recent comment was in fact posted by a Drexel professor, please contact me via email directly verifying your identity, and I will reinstate the comment. I will also keep you completely anonymous. If I do not hear from the Drexel professor in the next 24 hours, I will also flag the other comments originating from the same IP address and block that IP address from posting.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Jan 18, 2016 10:38:36 AM

Anon 1/16/16 11:23am- re: the Drexel advocacy position. Very informal screening interview in October and have heard nothing since. Would love some intel.

Posted by: AnotherAnon | Jan 18, 2016 8:56:25 AM

Has anyone heard anything about Drexel's hiring for advocacy positions? Have they interviewed?

Posted by: anon | Jan 16, 2016 11:23:18 AM

Was Utah only hiring for business? I think I missed seeing Utah on the spreadsheet?

Posted by: anon | Jan 15, 2016 3:47:07 PM

Who here is saying otherwise???

Posted by: Huh? | Jan 14, 2016 2:23:35 PM

Wisconsin is a superb platform and they'll be able to recruit a strong candidate.

Posted by: anon | Jan 14, 2016 2:18:46 PM

I know of two people who both got offers in business at Wisconsin. One went to Utah (wow) and the other went to Emory, so Wisconsin has at least made two offers. Maryland is doing more callbacks as we speak. South Carolina declared a failed search, and I don't know about about the others. If anyone else does, please share.

Posted by: Anon | Jan 13, 2016 3:47:51 PM

It sounds like Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Richmond and Wisconsin missed on their first offers in business. Are there any updates re: whether they have second offers outstanding, are bringing more people back in the spring, or have closed their searches?

Posted by: anon | Jan 13, 2016 2:12:22 PM

@4:30 maybe so but don't assume that commenters are candidates at any particular school. There are a lot of ripple effects right now, and I think everyone would like more transparency across the board. Hiring chairs should let people know where they stand, particularly since this board and others tend to discourage candidates from following up.

Posted by: Just Saying | Jan 11, 2016 6:05:53 PM

I cannot imagine that attacking one of the few professors willing to make a concrete statement about her/his institution's hiring process on this forum will encourage more transparency. If you haven't been reached out to, contact the hiring chair, don't kill the messenger.

Posted by: wow | Jan 11, 2016 4:30:53 PM

SCProf, so the rest of the positions have been filled? Agree with 8:42. Poor form, indeed.

Posted by: anon | Jan 11, 2016 1:50:30 PM

I'm not on the committee. I sure those folks could provide more details, but I know business is a failed search.

Posted by: SCProf | Jan 11, 2016 9:14:28 AM

And by the way, SC should reach out to the people they interviewed if the searches are over. They haven't reached out to me. Poor form.

Posted by: SC? | Jan 10, 2016 8:42:42 PM

Care to say more SCProf? Did SC fill the positions they had open or abandon some of the searches?

Posted by: SC? | Jan 10, 2016 8:41:50 PM

South Carolina has ended its search.

Posted by: SCProf | Jan 10, 2016 11:42:16 AM

OU has just launched a new search in energy, natural resources and/or oil & gas. The information is posted over on The Faculty Lounge.

Posted by: Anon Sooner | Jan 9, 2016 9:58:12 AM

Haven't heard anything from South Carolina.

Posted by: BusinessLaw | Jan 8, 2016 7:42:32 PM

For those still looking -

Baylor University School of Law seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor. We are seeking individuals whose credentials, interests, and experience will best satisfy our curricular needs. Those needs include basic tax principles, taxation of business entities (partnerships and corporations) and advanced business topics, such as finance and investment structures. Further application information is available at http://www.baylor.edu/hr/index.php?id=870583

Posted by: Jill Lens | Jan 8, 2016 4:18:57 PM

any word from south carolina? they were hoping to make a number of hires in various fields this year, but nothing has been reported here

Posted by: anon | Jan 8, 2016 12:19:49 PM

Heard that Ohio State is done.

Posted by: Anon | Jan 8, 2016 9:58:29 AM

Actually I don't think Brooklyn is done. I heard from a reliable source that there is an additional offer either outstanding or forthcoming.

Posted by: anon | Jan 6, 2016 1:52:34 PM


Posted by: anon | Jan 6, 2016 12:36:47 PM

what field re Utah?

Posted by: anon | Jan 6, 2016 12:14:07 PM

No, Brooklyn is done.

Posted by: anon | Jan 5, 2016 4:44:04 PM

Does anyone know if Brooklyn's making a second offer?

Posted by: Anon | Jan 5, 2016 2:19:58 PM

South Texas energy law position filled.

Posted by: anon | Jan 5, 2016 1:53:06 PM

The person who accepted Utah was holding multiple good offers (Florida, Alabama, etc.). So perhaps there's now hope for others.

Posted by: anon | Jan 5, 2016 11:06:22 AM

Two offers have been accepted at Ohio Northern. Ohio Northern is done for the year.

Posted by: anon | Jan 5, 2016 10:16:11 AM

American just sent out a mass e-mail to rejected applicants indicating that it has made offers

Posted by: nanoonanoo | Jan 5, 2016 9:47:22 AM

An Arkansas-Fayetteville offer in family law has been accepted.

Posted by: anon | Jan 4, 2016 9:32:31 PM

A Utah offer was definitely accepted over the holidays

Posted by: Done | Jan 4, 2016 8:43:32 PM

I know that the same person was holding offers from both Richmond and Wisconsin (among others). I believe that person accepted with a different school.

I also know that the same person was holding offers from Alabama and Florida (among others). I believe that person accepted Alabama.

I know of a third person who was holding an offer from Notre Dame. I believe that person accepted.

All of these are business positions.

Posted by: anon | Jan 4, 2016 6:22:42 PM

Does anyone know what is the status of offers at Richmond, Utah, Wisconsin, Alabama, Notre Dame or Florida?

Posted by: anon | Jan 4, 2016 4:51:36 PM

I know of two top-50 offers accepted over the break, freeing up 3 other top-50 offers. Things are moving.

Posted by: candidate | Jan 4, 2016 3:09:25 PM

Notre Dame extended an offer in crim, which has been accepted. ND also has an outstanding offer in business.

Posted by: Anonymous Hero | Dec 23, 2015 8:04:03 PM

At Maryland, we are doing additional callbacks for business in January.

Posted by: anonprof | Dec 23, 2015 11:59:14 AM

What areas for Arizona?

Posted by: anon | Dec 22, 2015 3:09:24 PM

Arizona has also made offers.

Posted by: anon | Dec 21, 2015 1:22:48 PM

I heard from someone at Tennessee that they are considering another round of callbacks for business and are looking for both entry-level and junior lateral candidates.

Posted by: profanon | Dec 21, 2015 12:40:11 PM

Wow, six weeks is ridiculous! I think schools should give no more than 2 weeks.

Posted by: anon | Dec 21, 2015 10:41:40 AM

What kinds of deadlines are people seeing with their offers? The longest I've been given is six weeks.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 21, 2015 10:16:36 AM

sorry, Loyola, Chicago

Posted by: anoni | Dec 20, 2015 7:25:41 PM

Loyola has an outstanding tenure track health law offer.

Posted by: anoni | Dec 20, 2015 7:25:15 PM

UNLV has made an offer.

Posted by: anon | Dec 19, 2015 8:29:42 AM

has anyone heard anything from GW? fly backs? offers? accepted offers?

Posted by: curious | Dec 18, 2015 3:59:34 PM

Brooklyn's offer in business has been accepted.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 17, 2015 11:40:15 AM

With Emory's offer accepted, I know of at least three offers from good schools that will now be opened up to someone else.

Posted by: anon | Dec 17, 2015 11:20:59 AM

Emory's offer in business has been accepted.

Posted by: Emory | Dec 17, 2015 10:43:39 AM

@anon | Dec 16, 2015 5:47:31 PM

I had the same reaction to AnonProf's reasoning.


No "sheer amazement" is warranted where multiple people interpret a statement in the same way due to underlying assumptions one has apparently failed to make clear.

Posted by: tony | Dec 17, 2015 9:27:25 AM

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