Monday, October 25, 2010

Hiring Property Profs

Well, we're just days away from the AALS hiring conference in Washington.  Listening to the drums, it sounds like a number of law schools are out there looking for new property profs.  Cincinnati, Elon, Florida State, Fordham, Florida International, Hamline, New Mexico, Richmond, Roger Williams, St. Johns, Stetson, Touro, Utah, and West Virginia have all expressed interest in candidates that want to teach property. 

General advice on the hiring market is plentiful, but I was wondering if the readership had any particular advice for budding property scholars.  I would venture that it's important to give some thought to how you're going to teach the course (I was asked on a few occasions how I would teach future interests).  Any other thoughts?

Steve Clowney

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I am a practicing lawyer (a real-property litigation specialist, actually) giving serious consideration to transitioning to academia, and property theory is my strongest interest. Your blog is great! I want to learn whether property is a highly competitive field to enter as a new professor. I understand that certain fields (like con law, say) are more competitive than business-related fields like tax or corporations. Does anyone have a sense where property law fits on that spectrum? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: aspiring property prof | Oct 27, 2010 8:17:35 AM

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