Saturday, August 30, 2008

legal writing job-seekers: make plans for AALS faculty recruitment conference

Aals The AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference is set for Washington, DC. Details are available here. All interviewing will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, located at 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, D.C., but you may not be able to stay at that hotel.

According the AALS website, the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is sold out. AALS recommends that you call the Omni Shoreham Hotel (located directly across the street from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel at 2500 Calvert Street, N.W.) reservations at 1-800-545-8700 and refer to "AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference." The room rate is $203 (single or double occupancy) plus 14.5% tax. The cut-off date is Wednesday, October 8, and cancellations must be made by 9:00 A.M. DAY OF ARRIVAL to avoid having one night's room and tax charged to your credit card. The AALS says that very few rooms are available on Wednesday, November 5, and recommends that you plan to arrive no earlier than Thursday, November 6.Janlevineduquesne_3

For those interested in legal writing jobs, plan to attend the "Perspectives of Legal Writing Faculty" session, led by Prof. Jan Levine (Duquesne), on Thursday, November 6, 2008, from 5:10 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Prof. Levine plans to distribute several useful documents to workshop attendees, including the summary of the most recent ALW D/LWI survey (also available here, along with previous years' surveys), some other ALWD and LWI materials (especially the job ad disclosure form, which contains valuable information about salary, job status, voting rights, and class size), the table of contents of the ABA's Legal Writing Sourcebook, a list of web links, and his own "Sisyphus" article. 

This blog posts job announcements when the co-editors are informed of them. Scroll down to the "Search this Blog" link at right and use the search terms such as "job," "opening," "position," or "visiting." Interested applicants should also check the LWI Employment Listings online bulletin board and the AALS Placement Bulletin (for those registered with AALS).

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