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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Lawsky Entry Level Hiring Report 2022 - Call for Information

Time once again for the entry level hiring report.

I will gather the following information for tenure-track, clinical, or legal writing full-time entry-level hires: 

Basic Information: Name, Hiring School, JD Institution, JD Year of Graduation

Other Degrees: Type of Degree,  Degree Granting Institution, Degree Subject

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship: Institution and Type (e.g., VAP, name of fellowship, etc.)

Clerkship: Court (e.g., 9th Circuit, Texas Supreme Court, etc.)

Areas of Speciality (up to four) (if you are a clinical or LRW hire, please list this as your first Area of Specialty)

Type of Position: Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track (if you are clinical or LRW and also tenure-track, please indicate this)

The information will be aggregated on this spreadsheet (which is reproduced below and which you can view and download by clicking on this link); scroll across to see all of the information that will be aggregated.

The spreadsheet includes some information that I pulled from public sources, such as Twitter or law school websites. When that is the case, I've included the relevant link (in a column to the right--just scroll the spreadsheet over). If I have included your information from a public source and you would like me to correct or update it, please just let me know.

You can either leave information in the comments or email it to me. You cannot edit the spreadsheet yourself.

If you leave information in the comments, please sign the comment with your real name. (Ideally, the reporting person would be either the hired individual or someone from the hiring committee at the hiring school.)

If you would like to email information instead of posting it, please send it to Sarah Lawsky at sarah *dot* lawsky *at* law *dot* northwestern *dot* edu.

Remember: you can't edit the spreadsheet yourself. To get your information into the spreadsheet, you must either post in the comments or email me.

If you see any errors, or if I have incorporated your information into the spreadsheet but you are not yet ready to make it public, please don't hesitate to email me, and I will take care of the problem as soon as I can.


The list does not include people who were full-time non-tenure track clinicians who are now moving to a tenure track job at a different school, as these don't seem like true entry-level hires to me. This is the situation where a person is at a school that does not provide tenure to clinicians, and then moves to a school that does provide tenure to clinicians.

The list does include people who had a non-professor job in a law school and then moved to a professor job that was tenure track. Thus a person may have worked at a law school for many years, but still be considered an entry level hire. To indicate this situation, I will put their previous job at a law school in the "fellowship" category, and note "non-TT to TT" in the "Notes" category. This is not to indicate that this isn't an entry-level hire, but rather to give information about the nature of the item listed as a fellowship. (I.e., not a temporary position, as fellowships usually are.)

Other links:

This report follows in the tradition of Larry Solum's excellent work over many years.

2021 initial post, 2021 spreadsheet, 2021 report (with graphs)

2020 initial post, 2020 spreadsheet, 2020 report (with graphs)

2019 initial post, 2019 spreadsheet, 2019 report (with graphs).

2018 initial post, 2018 spreadsheet, 2018 report (with graphs).

2017 initial post, 2017 spreadsheet, 2017 report (with graphs).

2016 initial post, 2016 spreadsheet, 2016 report (with graphs). 

2015 initial post, 2015 spreadsheet, 2015 report (with graphs).

2014 initial post, 2014 spreadsheet, 2014 report (with graphs).

2013 initial post, 2013 spreadsheet, 2013 report (with graphs).

2012 initial post, 2012 spreadsheet, 2012 report (with graphs).

2011 initial post, 2011 spreadsheet, 2011 report (with graphs).

All PrawfsBlawg entry level hiring report tagged posts.

Posted by Sarah Lawsky on February 24, 2022 at 01:28 AM in Entry Level Hiring Report | Permalink



Posted by: anon | Apr 1, 2022 12:15:08 PM

Basic Information:
Jade Alexander Craig (pronouns: he/him)
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
JD Institution: Columbia Law School
JD Year of Graduation: 2012

Other Degrees:
Type of Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Degree Granting Institution: University of Virginia
Degree Subject: French/Political and Social Thought

Clerkship: 6th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

Areas of Specialty (up to four):
Race and Law
State and Local Government Law
Civil Rights Law

Type of Position:
Tenure Track

Posted by: Jade Alexander Craig | Mar 22, 2022 12:37:11 PM


Posted by: anon | Mar 16, 2022 1:42:46 PM

BC Law has posted a new entry-level appointment:

Posted by: Anon | Mar 16, 2022 8:56:15 AM

Basic Information:
Name -- Danielle C. Wingfield-Smith
Hiring School -- Richmond
JD Institution -- Richmond 2014

Other Degrees:
Type of Degree -- PhD
Degree Granting Institution -- UVa
Degree Subject -- Education

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship:
Institution and Type -- Gonzaga VAP

Areas of Specialty -- Law & History, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Race & the Law

Type of Position -- Tenure Track

[Submitted by Jim Gibson, Richmond appointments chair]

Posted by: Jim Gibson | Mar 14, 2022 2:32:37 PM

Name: Luke Herrine
Hiring School: Alabama
JD: NYU, 2015
Other degree: PhD, Law, Yale, 2022
Clerkship: 2d Cir
Areas: Consumer Law/Finance, Economic Regulation, Financial Regulation, Commercial Law, Admin

Posted by: Luke Herrine | Mar 7, 2022 9:34:50 PM

I've been at the University of San Francisco School of Law for the last eight years as a contract professor, but I'll be joining the tenure-track this fall. Here is my info:

Name: Luke Boso
Hiring School: University of San Francisco School of Law
JD Institution: West Virginia University College of Law, 2008
LLM: UCLA School of Law, 2009
Fellowship: The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, 2011-13
Clerkship: WV state court judge, 2009-10

Posted by: Luke Boso | Mar 4, 2022 12:26:17 PM

I will be joining Lewis & Clark Law School as a new hire this Fall. Here is my info:

Basic Information:
Name: Michele Okoh
Hiring School: Lewis & Clark
JD Institution: Duke
JD Year of Graduation: 2009

Other Degrees:
Type of Degree: MPH expected 2022
Degree Granting Institution: George Washington
Degree Subject: Public Health

Fellowship, VAP, or Visiting Professorship:
Institution and Type (e.g., VAP, name of fellowship, etc.): Duke, Clinical Fellowship

Clerkship: 4th Circuit

Areas of Speciality (up to four) (if you are a clinical or LRW hire, please list this as your first Area of Specialty): Criminal, Crim Pro, Health, Environmental

Type of Position: Tenure Track

Link to announcement: https://law.lclark.edu/live/news/47473-professor-michele-okoh-joins-lewis-clark-law

Posted by: Michele Okoh | Mar 2, 2022 10:57:41 AM

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