Monday, April 27, 2009
It is the hiring time of year at Tech Law. We are in the process of choosing Tutors for 1Ls, Teaching Assistants for the Summer Entry Program, and Dean's Community Teaching Fellows for our patnership with a local high school's Law and Justice Magnet Program. One of the things that impresses me each year is that we always have far more excellent applicants apply than we have positions.
I am also always impressed at the number of students who have past teaching or tutoring experience. A number of the students miss being in the classroom or working one-on-one or in small groups in order to help others.
My faith in the caring and decency of my students is always renewed when we hit hiring season despite the stereotype that law students are competitive, cut-throat, and "me-oriented." In case you are wondering, we do not pay enough for two of these positions to make that the incentive and one position is unpaid. There are a large number of law students out there who still consider law as one of the helping professions. That warms my heart and makes me proud of these students. (Amy Jarmon)