Monday, September 22, 2014
Schools vary in their procedures for scheduling interviews with candidates at the "meat market," but a typical pattern is this: after an initial cull of candidates in the first AALS distribution, schools begin doing "due diligence," which typically means talking to references and reading work by the candidates. Appointments committees usually only meet once a week. At each meeting, the Committee will take a decision on some of the candidates they've been reviewing, and then contact them to schedule interviews. The same thing will happen the following week and so on, until all the spots are filled. For schools that do a lot of 'due diligence,' the process of scheduling 15 or 20 candidates to see could easily take four weeks. It's important for candidates to realize that this is how many schools proceed, so the fact that an anonymous person on some blog reports they have an interview at school X does not mean you, a hopeful candidate, will not get an interview with school X. School X may have only just begun, and may be scheduling interviews for weeks to come.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
MOVING TO FRONT FROM SEPT. 17: UPDATED
Story here. TJLS is a free-standing law school in San Diego, facing two better-established competitors in the local market, California Western and University of San Diego.
UPDATE: Blog Emperor Caron reports bad news for TJLS from one of the ratings agencies (not that they have much credibility, but....).
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
They are: William Mitchell law professor and Native American advocate Sarah Deer, civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto, and criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Rapping.
(These used to be called "genius" awards until it became clear they weren't really being awarded for "genius." Now they recognize people doing innovative [often political or social] work in a wide variety of fields.)
(Thanks to Orin Kerr for the pointer.)
ANOTHER CORRECTION: Rapping is also a law professor, at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
MOVING TO THE FRONT FOR LAST TIME THIS HIRING SEASON (ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 20)--THANKS TO ALL THE DEANS, HIRING CHAIRS, AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME ALREADY!
In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy of the detailed profiles of our candidates, including hyperlinks to their homepages. All these candidates (but one) will be in the first FAR distribution.
We have candidates this year in a multitude of areas: tax, estates and trusts, corporations, banking law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, arbitration, international business transactions, legislation, administrative law, constitutional law, civil rights, energy law, antidiscrimination law, jurisprudence, insurance law, election law, torts, bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, securities regulation, financial regulation, federal courts, national security law, corporate finance, privacy law, evidence, comparative law, law & society, conflicts, ADR, and intellectual property.
Our candidates include former Supreme Court clerks, numerous past editors of the Law Review, numerous former Circuit Court clerks, JD/PhDs in Political Science, Linguistics, Anthropology, Business, and History, VAPs and Fellows at other leading law schools, and many experienced practitioners (some with more than six years of experience and scholarly publications). Several will also help meet diversity objectives in hiring. All have publications and writing samples.
If when you e-mail, you tell me a bit about your hiring needs, I can supply some more information about all these candidates.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Northwestern's Ronald Allen first law professor to receive China's highest award for non-nationals: the China Friendship Award
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
...I'm at the Yale Political Union later today (where last week they had Al Sharpton and will soon behosting former AG Alberto Gonzalez--I'm not spotting a theme...) and will then be over at Northwestern Law on Thursday with Penn's David Skeel. But I should have one or two more items this week inbetween.
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