Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1105933
 
 

Footnotes (23)



 


 



Tales of a Law Professor Lateral Nothing


Paul M. Secunda


Marquette University - Law School

March 13, 2008

University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008
Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 08-09

Abstract:     
This Essay seeks to uncover the mysterious world of the law professor lateral hiring market, which has become increasingly important in the last number of years as law schools seek to build their reputations in this U.S. News & World Report world through the hiring of prominent faculty members.

Although the advice and guidance given in this Essay are sometimes written with tongue firmly in cheek, I do attempt to accomplish two important objectives here. First, there has been scarcely anything written about the lateral hiring market for law professors, as opposed to the cottage industry that has been devoted to the entry-level law professor hiring market. This Essay methodically takes the lateral-to-be professor through every step of the lateral process from the first-person perspective of one who has been on the market for three years and successfully lateraled this past year.

Second, and perhaps more importantly, I want to contribute to the process of bringing back to legal academic writing the form of the first-person narrative. Like my colleague, David Case, I believe that, the narrative voice is an important, and perhaps underutilized, tool in deconstructing the arbitrary processes of the legal academic hiring market. See David Case, The Pedagogical Don Quixote de la Mississippi, 33 U. Mem. L. Rev. 529, 530 n.2 (2003).

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: law professor, lateral, lateral hiring, lateral market, lateraling

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: March 14, 2008 ; Last revised: August 5, 2008

Suggested Citation

Secunda, Paul M., Tales of a Law Professor Lateral Nothing (March 13, 2008). University of Memphis Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2008; Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 08-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1105933

Contact Information

Paul M. Secunda (Contact Author)
Marquette University - Law School ( email )
Eckstein Hall
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 7,199
Downloads: 1,831
Download Rank: 3,979
Footnotes:  23

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo7 in 0.328 seconds