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Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide

8 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2010  

Brannon P. Denning

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law

Marcia L. McCormick

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Jeffrey M. Lipshaw

Suffolk University Law School

Date Written: July 29, 2010

Abstract

This is the Table of Contents and the Introduction to a forthcoming book from the American Bar Association. The authors provide detailed advice and resources for aspiring law professors, including a description of the categories of law faculty (and what they do), possible paths to careers in the legal academy, and "how to" guides for filling out the AALS's Faculty Appointments Register, interviewing at the Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market"), issues for non-traditional candidates, dealing with callbacks and job offers, and getting ready for the first semester on the job.

Keywords: law professors, AALS, meat market, FAR, FRC, callbacks, faculty candidate

JEL Classification: K10, K49

Suggested Citation

Denning, Brannon P. and McCormick, Marcia L. and Lipshaw, Jeffrey M., Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide (July 29, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1650713 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1650713

Brannon P. Denning (Contact Author)

Samford University - Cumberland School of Law ( email )

800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229
United States
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Marcia L. McCormick

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

Jeffrey M. Lipshaw

Suffolk University Law School ( email )

120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977
United States

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