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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



"Disgusting" is a pretty extreme word. This was normal behavior in better markets; but now you think that the few candidates who are actually getting offers ought to change their behavior? It's all going to shake out in the end; offers will be declined and new offers will be made. The only party with a legitimate complaint is the school whose hiring has been put on hold by these candidates -- and the complaint is actually far less legitimate in a down market, since these schools will still pretty much have their pick of the litter..

Posted by: PermaStaff | Dec 9, 2015 9:33:21 AM

It's disgusting how some candidates will hang on to offers knowing they will never accept but hoping that those offers will give them leverage when negotiating with other schools.

Posted by: anon | Dec 8, 2015 2:43:19 PM

i had a school tell me not to post on prawfs

Posted by: yeah | Dec 8, 2015 1:38:49 PM

There are offers outstanding. They are just not being reported here.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 8, 2015 12:47:09 PM

I think the declining rate of response has come up before, and the explanations offered then apply now as well: (1) candidates being more in-the-know, so less dependent on Prawfs (2) fewer candidates / fewer hiring schools, so more fear of being outed (3) a greater sense that schools don't want you to share information, whether or not that's the case. Unfortunately, if Prawfs is becoming more popular as the market shrinks, it may be to the detriment of threads like this one.

Posted by: So&So | Dec 8, 2015 12:05:51 PM

I know of one candidate who is currently hanging on to multiple offers. Once she makes a decision, perhaps there will be more to report.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 8, 2015 12:05:03 PM

So did anyone get hired this year? In the past this blog posted a lot more callbacks and offers as they were happening. This year is very quiet and I am not sure whether people are just not posting or callbacks are not happening so much.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 8, 2015 11:36:25 AM


Posted by: Anon | Dec 7, 2015 4:09:27 PM

what field Maryland?

Posted by: Anon | Dec 7, 2015 3:26:41 PM

Offer from Maryland.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 5, 2015 6:17:30 PM

Offer from Maryland.

Posted by: anon | Dec 5, 2015 6:15:58 PM

Offer accepted at Tennessee in health law. They wrote me today letting me know that search has ended. I was apparently in the alternate callback list.

Posted by: anon | Dec 3, 2015 1:48:47 PM

The Nebraska offer was for crim law -- that's all I know.

Posted by: anon | Nov 25, 2015 5:03:04 PM

Is the Nebraska offer clinical?

Posted by: anon | Nov 25, 2015 2:46:15 PM

Tennessee has made offers in both business and health.

Posted by: Anon | Nov 25, 2015 12:39:38 PM

Maine and Nebraska have also made at least one offer.

Posted by: anon | Nov 25, 2015 10:38:48 AM

Richmond has made at least one offer (Crim)

Posted by: anon | Nov 25, 2015 10:23:39 AM

I cannot provide details as of yet, but we have extended two offers and at least one of those individuals has offers from other schools.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Nov 23, 2015 7:28:14 PM

Florida has made at least one offer (Business).

Posted by: Anon | Nov 23, 2015 4:48:52 PM

Breaking the silence, albeit not with any news. My callbacks are over; now I'm in the waiting period. In the meantime, has no one gotten any offers yet? And what happened with Harvard? Did anyone have an initial interview? Callback?

Posted by: Nona | Nov 23, 2015 4:21:41 PM

Have not heard anything from Drexel.

Posted by: anon | Nov 9, 2015 4:59:19 PM

American has made at least one call.

Posted by: Anon | Nov 7, 2015 6:42:43 PM

Sorry - they meaning American.

Posted by: anon | Nov 7, 2015 4:53:02 PM

They interviewed at AALS.

Posted by: anon | Nov 7, 2015 4:52:44 PM

American and Drexel posted ads quite late, and I haven't seen them on here. Did they interview in DC at all? Has anyone heard from them?

Posted by: anon | Nov 7, 2015 4:21:51 PM

kind rejection from UCI

Posted by: pseudonym | Nov 7, 2015 3:34:34 AM

A very kind rejection note from Temple.

Posted by: Nona | Nov 5, 2015 10:27:54 AM


Posted by: Anon | Nov 4, 2015 10:59:37 AM


Posted by: anon | Nov 4, 2015 9:59:55 AM

Illinois has made at least one callback (corporate)

Posted by: anon | Nov 3, 2015 8:16:20 PM

Penn has made at least one call

Posted by: candidate | Nov 2, 2015 6:44:10 PM

Penn has made at least one call

Posted by: candidate | Nov 2, 2015 6:44:10 PM

Rutgers (Camden) callback

Posted by: anon | Nov 2, 2015 6:41:18 PM

As of this afternoon, ASU has now communicated with everyone we interviewed with in DC.

If you interviewed with us but didn't get a note from me, please get in touch. Thanks, and good luck to everyone on the market this year.

Posted by: Zachary Kramer | Nov 2, 2015 5:32:59 PM

AHC, I received a callback just last week. Last Monday or Tuesday.

Posted by: Anon | Nov 1, 2015 8:15:01 PM

I'm just curious, those of you who have received callbacks, when was the latest you received one?

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Nov 1, 2015 7:00:41 PM

Was the market better or worse than last year, or the same, from a candidate's perspective?

Posted by: Anon | Oct 31, 2015 12:42:35 AM

Waiting: Probably yes. We let people know that we would not be interviewing them after we made callbacks, but before we reached out to the "B team" to let them know where they stand.

Posted by: hiring chair | Oct 29, 2015 12:34:48 PM

Iowa made doctrinal calls

Posted by: anon | Oct 29, 2015 11:28:58 AM

Virginia & Georgetown have made calls.

Posted by: anon | Oct 29, 2015 10:50:14 AM

AnonHiringChair, It sounds like you are doing a great job. Wish all hiring chairs took their job as seriously.

Posted by: Waiting | Oct 28, 2015 1:30:04 PM

For what it's worth, I think enough time has passed that it would be fine to email hiring chairs and asking for updates. That's an easy thing to do in a polite way -- I suggest if you do so, just reiterate to them your interest in the school. I have contacted our "B-team" folks (hate that term as it was so hard to separate the strong folks we saw into call-backs and alternates) and our "no"s, but I forgot one person. However, she emailed and politely requested an update, which revealed my error, and I immediately wrote back, letting her know where she stood.

Posted by: AnonHiringChair | Oct 28, 2015 9:42:49 AM

BU has made at least one callback.

Posted by: anon | Oct 28, 2015 9:15:06 AM

I guess I am solidly on the B-team, or worse, but I have not heard from any of the schools I interviewed with. Some of those schools are schools that have rejected some interviewees; does that mean I stand a better chance at those schools?

Posted by: Waiting | Oct 28, 2015 9:11:21 AM

Boston University?

Posted by: anon | Oct 28, 2015 8:54:46 AM

Anyone heard from Chicago-Kent?

Posted by: Hopeful | Oct 28, 2015 6:49:40 AM

Anyone heard from Willamette?

Posted by: anon | Oct 27, 2015 5:20:53 PM

Oregon has made at least one callback.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 26, 2015 5:25:11 PM

Richmond has made callbacks.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 26, 2015 1:24:10 PM

I see Ohio Northern is now in the spreadsheet. Does anyone know which position this is for?

Posted by: anon | Oct 26, 2015 12:45:48 PM

Also, Brooklyn has already completed at least one callback, and scheduled more.

Posted by: Nona | Oct 25, 2015 12:21:52 PM

Also, Brooklyn has already completed at least one callback, and scheduled more.

Posted by: Nona | Oct 25, 2015 12:21:51 PM

UMKC callback.

Posted by: Nona | Oct 25, 2015 12:19:44 PM

N Dakota has made callbacks

Posted by: anon | Oct 24, 2015 3:37:17 PM

Albany has called for commercial

Posted by: candidate2 | Oct 24, 2015 2:38:04 PM

Houston has called

Posted by: Shanonda | Oct 24, 2015 2:17:50 PM

Very kind Davis rejection.

Posted by: Nona | Oct 24, 2015 2:00:41 PM

wash u callbacks and rejections have gone out.

Posted by: anonanon | Oct 24, 2015 1:19:55 PM

Know of someone receiving an Oregon callback. Even though it's inconclusive whether callbacks are finished for any given school reported here, I believe it's a community service to share this kind of info so people who want to can adjust expectations, and perhaps plans for next year, accordingly.

Posted by: candidate | Oct 24, 2015 12:01:44 PM

Maine has done callbacks

Posted by: anon | Oct 24, 2015 11:10:49 AM

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