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Editor: Myanna Dellinger
University of South Dakota School of Law

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Interested in becoming a law professor?

Aals_logo_4 At least a few of our readers are folks who think they might like to get into law teaching at some   point.  So we thought we'd point out that the deadline for the Association of American Law Schools’ Faculty Appointments Register is coming up fast. (You can sign up later, but it decreases your chances of getting a job.)  The great majority of all faculty hired at American law schools are hired through the AALS process.  There are a handful of people out there who don't need to go through the process, but if you're one of these you already know it.

To start the ball rolling, you’ll need to visit the AALS’s Faculty Recruitment Services site to sign up for the job bulletins, get your name in the register to be considered by the law schools, and attend the annual Meat Market. The Meat Market is late this year, Nov. 10-12 in Washington, D.C., but it's still important to get your name into the hopper by August 5.

Incidentally, there’s been quite a lot of good advice on the web recently for would-be professors. Check out:

So you want to be a law teacher.
How to get a job in law teaching.
Creating "the research agenda."
Getting through the hiring process
Going through the Meat Market.
General advice

Many of these have links to other sources.

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