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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Harvard and Stanford's Teaching Candidates in 1997--Some Perspective on the Law School Teaching Market

Cleaning up my old office in Texas, I came upon the September 1997 "Teaching Candidates Resume Book" from Harvard Law School (I was Chair of appointments at Texas in 97-98).    There were 56 candidates, of whom I recognize a little more than a half-dozen names as "established" academics more than a decade later.  That doesn't mean that more didn't make it into teaching, just that only a handful have established national reputations in their fields.  I recognize only two as being on faculties at top law schools (Stanford and Georgetown, in this instance).   The Stanford "Book," by contrast had 34 resumes, from which I recognize a half-dozen names, though none of these folks made it to any of the top law schools.  I should add that, in each case, I'm sure more than the folks whose names I recognize made it into law teaching positions.

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