The Law School Research-Track Job Markets: Advice and Resources for Ph.D. and LL.M. Candidates (Presentation Slides)

10 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2021 Last revised: 18 Nov 2021

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Samuel Beswick

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Date Written: November 17, 2021

Abstract

The path to becoming a law professor is strewn with unspoken norms and expectations. This document puts the quiet bits in writing by outlining what practical early steps graduate students can take to position themselves for an academic job, and what a tenure-track professorship application package looks like.

The advice is primarily directed at doctoral candidates in law intending to go on the law school job markets in Canada, other Commonwealth countries, or the United States.

Topics covered include:

1. Early-stage planning
2. Finding your (scholarly) people
3. Conferences and workshops
4. Job application package
5. Writing and publishing
6. Job market
7. Interview day
8. Job talk

Keywords: Meat market

Suggested Citation

Beswick, Samuel, The Law School Research-Track Job Markets: Advice and Resources for Ph.D. and LL.M. Candidates (Presentation Slides) (November 17, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3956670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3956670

Samuel Beswick (Contact Author)

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia ( email )

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