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Friday, July 21, 2017

Hiring Committees 2017-2018

Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2017-2018 law school faculty hiring season:

(a) your school;
(b) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral candidates--we hope that this information will be useful for both entry level and lateral candidates);
(c) other members of your hiring committee (again, please note if there is a distinction between entry level and lateral committees); and
(d) any particular subject areas in which your school is looking to hire.

Additionally, if you would like to share the following information, candidates might find it helpful to know:

(e) your committee's feeling about packets/individualized expressions of interest (affirmatively want to receive them, affirmatively don't want to receive them, or don't care one way or the other); 
(f) your committee's preferred way to be contacted (email, snail-mail, or phone); and/or
(g) the number of available faculty positions at your school.

I will gather all this information in a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet. (Click on that link to access the spreadsheet and download it; you can also scroll through the embedded version below.)

If you would like to reach me for some reason (e.g., you would prefer not to post your committee information in the comments but would rather email me directly), my email address is sarah dot lawsky (at) law dot northwestern dot edu.

Remember, you cannot edit the spreadsheet directly. The only way to add something to the spreadsheet is to put the information in the comments or email me directly, and I will edit the spreadsheet.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on July 21, 2017 at 02:35 PM in Getting a Job on the Law Teaching Market | Permalink


School: University of Oklahoma College of Law

Chair: Stephen Knippenberg

Other Committee Members: Steven Cleveland, Melissa Mortazavi

Subject Areas: Commercial law, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility

Packets: Please submit any individualized expressions of interest by email, with supporting documents in a single PDF.

Communication: Email Melanie Tijiera, Subject Line: ATTN: FAC[Your name], [email protected]

Positions Available: Three tenure track positions focused on entry-level and untenured lateral candidates

Posted by: Melissa Mortazavi | Jul 24, 2017 11:24:26 AM

School: University of Wisconsin School of Law
Chair: Alexandra Huneeus
Other Committee Members: Anuj Desai, Heinz Klug, Mitra Sharafi, Susannah Tahk, Rob Yablon
Subject areas: IP
Packets: Happy to receive
Communications: [email protected]
Positions: 1

Posted by: Susannah Tahk | Jul 24, 2017 10:47:21 AM

School: University of Richmond School of Law

Chair: Jessica Erickson

Other Committee Members: Jim Gibson, Hank Chambers, Carol Brown, Andy Spalding, and Allison Tait

Subject areas: Our primary areas of interest are employment law and corporate & securities law. We are also open to candidates in other areas, including critical theory, torts, professional responsibility, property law, and civil procedure.

Packets: We are happy to receive individualized expressions of interest from candidates via email.

Communication: You can email [email protected]

Positions available: We have three open positions, and we are focused primarily on entry-level or junior lateral candidates.

Posted by: Jessica Erickson | Jul 21, 2017 9:37:03 PM

School: Washington University in St. Louis
Chair: John Inazu (Unified committee)
Other Committee Members: Dan Epps, Pauline Kim, Melissa Waters, Peter Wiedenbeck
Subject areas: Criminal Law and Property.
Packets: no particular preference, but no hard copies, please. Our search is mostly focused on the entry level but we are open to expressions of interest from untenured lateral candidates.
Communication: packets and the like should be sent via e-mail to [email protected]
Positions available: not totally determined, but probably two (one for Criminal Law and one for Property).

Posted by: Dan Epps | Jul 21, 2017 8:46:46 PM

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