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Friday, October 16, 2015

Number of Schools at FRC Over Time - 2015

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

In 2013, 94 schools.

In 2014, 81 schools.

In 2015, 89 schools.

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

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on October 16, 2015 at 08:40 AM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


You also have to consider the number of laterals on the market. At least one source claimed that there are 100+ laterals interviewing, and I imagine almost all of those interviewed on Skype for the first round.

Posted by: OneAnonProf | Oct 20, 2015 11:28:27 AM

Sarah, on Saturday, I happen to have asked the folks from AALS at the registration table how many candidates checked in. There were about 250-260 who checked in during the weekend, so that's approximately the number who were being interviewed.

Posted by: NumberofCandidates | Oct 19, 2015 12:25:15 PM

Has anyone counted ads in AALS bulletin, this year vs. previous? It still wouldn't account for top schools and others that don't advertise, but would be another data point.

Posted by: justwondering | Oct 19, 2015 12:07:53 PM

Unfortunately I don't know how many candidates were at the conference--I honestly wasn't even aware there was a single list anywhere.

Posted by: Sarah Lawsky | Oct 19, 2015 10:07:01 AM

We conducted FRC interviews only on Friday, but we also did several interviews outside of the FRC. Sarah, is it true that there were 155 candidates at the FRC? If there were 89 schools and 155 candidates, it appears that schools were interviewing the same group of people.

Posted by: anondemandside | Oct 19, 2015 9:56:13 AM

Another notable trend is that a number of schools, including at least a few top 20 schools, conducted interviews only on Friday. That made getting an interview in this hiring market even tougher.

Posted by: annonn | Oct 18, 2015 11:37:32 PM

Interesting, Sarah. Has there also been an uptick in schools that are interviewing entry-levels but are not going to the FRC (either because they are interviewing by Skype or doing more targeted interviews)?

Posted by: Orin Kerr | Oct 16, 2015 12:29:18 PM

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