Thursday, June 13, 2019
When I decided to leave the law firm for a teaching fellowship in hopes that I might one day find a job as a law professor, I had no real clue what I was doing. I struggled with the decision and the risk, but eventually just decided to go for it, even knowing that the entry-level hiring market was brutal.
One thing that would have helped enormously would have been something like this conference at Villanova. They've put together an incredibly strong group of people to talk about how to do this. Many of these folks would be great friends and mentors to get to know if you're going to join this field and community. They have a registration link here if this is something you're interested in.
Future Business Law Professors Conference
Participants will learn more about the business law teaching market, receive advice on how to be a successful candidate and meet future colleagues. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews and get a sneak-peak into the hiring process from current business law faculty. Some will be able to present their job talk paper to leaders in the field and receive feedback.
Appointments committee members from any law school potentially hiring in the business law field are also invited to attend.
Senior faculty tentatively scheduled to attend include:
· Albert Choi (University of Michigan Law School)
· Jill Fisch (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
· Arthur Laby (Rutgers University Law School)
· Tom Lin (Temple University, Beasley School of Law)
· Andrew Lund (Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law)
· Jennifer O’Hare (Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law)
· Urska Velikonja (Georgetown University Law Center)