Monday, October 11, 2021

Tenure-Track Position at the University of Miami Herbert Business School, Business Law Department

The University of Miami is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position within the Business Law Department at the Patti and Allan Herbert School of Business (MHBS) commencing August 15, 2022.

MHBS’s Business Law Department seeks applicants with experience and accomplishment in law scholarship, specifically in areas related to technology, data science, corporate governance, or sustainability. The position is open to those candidates with a law degree who have a strong research stream, or a well-developed relevant research agenda. A record of outstanding teaching or clear potential therefor is required.

The successful candidate will join a thriving Business Law department of 19 full-time regular faculty and instructors with varied scholarly interests, who teach a wide range of bachelors, masters, and executive level courses.

The University of Miami is a Carnegie comprehensive degree-granting research university with approximately 17,800 students and 16,400 faculty and staff. MHBS has approximately 4,000 total graduate and undergraduate students and is located on the University’s main campus in suburban Coral Gables, Florida.

Salary, benefits, and research support are competitive. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest describing relevant qualifications and experience, detailed CV, as well as contact information for at least three academic and/or professional references who may be contacted.

Completed applications and any questions should be addressed to Professor Patricia Sanchez Abril, Chair, Business Law Department, Miami Herbert Business School, via email to Deadline is December 1, 2021.

University of Miami is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

October 11, 2021 in Business School, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Open Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Business Law at California State University, Northridge

Dear BLPB Readers:

The Department of Business Law at California State University, Northridge, has an open faculty position: 

"The Department of Business Law invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. J.D. or J.S.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to the bar at time of appointment required. In addition, previous experience and proven excellence in teaching law, business ethics, or related courses at the university level, a history of scholarly research and publications, experience practicing law, and business experience are preferred. An LL.M., M.B.A. or other graduate degree in business or economics from an accredited college or university, law review membership, and experience as a law clerk at the appellate level are desirable. At time of appointment, the candidate must meet and must continue to maintain current AACSB International “Scholarly Academic” standards of qualification throughout their tenure."

The complete job posting is here.

October 10, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Belmont University - Nashville, TN - Assistant Professor of Creative & Entertainment Industries (Law)

Apply to be my (across-campus) colleague.

Belmont University is hiring for a tenure track professor position in our Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business. One of the main courses taught would be Entertainment Law and Licensing. I've lived in a half-dozen different cities and Nashville is my favorite by far. And Belmont has been a fabulous place to work. I am on the hiring committee, so feel free to reach out to me with questions.  

Details here

October 7, 2021 in Haskell Murray, Intellectual Property, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, October 4, 2021

Northwestern is Seeking Business Law Applicants

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law invites applications for tenured or tenure-track faculty positions with an expected start date of September 1, 2022. This is part of a multi-year strategic hiring plan, and we will consider entry-level, junior, and senior lateral candidates.

Northwestern seeks applicants with distinguished academic credentials and a record of or potential for high scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Specialties of particular interest include: tax, anti-discrimination law, international law (joint search with the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs), health law (joint search with the Feinberg School of Medicine), and business law. Northwestern welcomes applications from candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty and community. Positions are full-time appointments with tenure or on a tenure-track.

Candidates must have a J.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, a distinguished academic record, and demonstrated potential to produce outstanding scholarship. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will consider the entry level candidates in the AALS Faculty Appointments Register, as well as through application directly to our law school. Candidates applying directly should submit a cover letter, C.V., and draft work-in-progress through our online application system: Specific inquiries should be addressed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Zach Clopton,

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Open Tenure-Track Position in Law at Bentley University

Dear BLPB Readers:

The Law and Taxation Department at Bentley University invites applicants for a tenure track position to begin fall 2022. The chosen candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate law courses with a business focus. The standard teaching load for the tenure-track years is 2-2 (two courses per semester), with an expectation of an increased teaching load of 3-3 upon successful achievement of tenure. The chosen candidate will be expected to publish high quality and impactful scholarship in respected academic and/or practitioner journals.

The complete job posting is here.

September 22, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Campbell University - Norman A. Wiggins School of Law - Hiring

Campbell University's Norman A. Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, NC is hiring for two positions. They are especially interested in candidates in the following areas: (1) business organizations, (2) commercial law (including sales law), and/or contracts. Details here or after the break. 

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September 14, 2021 in Business Associations, Commercial Law, Contracts, Haskell Murray, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Open Assistant Professor Position in Business Law: Texas State University

Dear BLPB Readers:

The Department of Finance and Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration anticipates a tenure-track opening in business law at the rank of assistant professor effective fall 2022. 

Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate business law courses; conducting research leading to scholarly publications as recognized by the college in the area of business law; and providing service to the students of Texas State University, the department, the college, and the profession.  All positions are subject to availability of funds.

The complete job posting announcement is here.

September 8, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Business, Work, and Law on Labor Day


It is hard to believe (at least for me), but the official calendar marker for the end of the summer now is upon us.  It is a time for smoking pork, backyard barbecues, and enjoying the pool and the beach like a kid.  It is time after which we are admonished to stop wearing white (until Memorial Day), according to conservative traditions ignored in the breach by me.  It is Labor Day.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor website:

Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.

That history seems so important to remember today, given significant labor dislocations in the United States since the beginning of 2020.  The significant amount of illness and death attributable to COVID-19 is just the beginning of the story.  Complex social, economic, and legal factors have combined to make for volatility and dissonance in U.S. labor markets.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its August 2021 report on the national employment situation, describing trends and supplying relevant data. 

The news media has offered ongoing commentary.  I was especially drawn to an article published by The Washington Post on Saturday entitled "Why America has 8.4 million unemployed when there are 10 million job openings." Misalignments between the available jobs, on the one hand, and the obtainable, qualified labor, on the other hand, have become apparent.  "There is a fundamental mismatch between what industries have the most job openings now and how many unemployed people used to work in that industry pre-pandemic," the article offers.  The article also mentions that people are resigning and retiring in larger numbers and earlier than projected, at least in some sectors of the economy.  Entrepreneurship also is on the rise.

There has been informal and formal debate about the effect that law has had and may continue to have on our labor markets.  The mandatory shutdowns (through lockdown and stay-at-home orders) imposed by state governors in 2020, for example, certainly played a role in separating businesses from their workers. Congressionally approved federal unemployment benefits have been blamed for slower-than-expected returns to work, but as Saturday's Washington Post article notes, "in 22 states that already phased out those benefits, workers didn’t flood back to jobs."  A September 1 article in The Wall Street Journal entitled "States That Cut Unemployment Benefits Saw Limited Impact on Job Growth" (behind a paywall) offers similar observations. "Economists who have conducted their own analyses of the government data say the rates of job growth in states that ended and states that maintained the benefits are, from a statistical perspective, about the same."

Both business and law (and the lawyers that serve them) may be part of the solution as much as they are part of the problem.  Workplaces are changing and workers are changing.  The changes in each may foster changes in the other.  A June article in The New York Times notes the role of pay and benefits in the return-to-work equation, citing "the proliferation of low-paid jobs with few prospects for advancement and too little income to cover essential expenses like housing, food and health care." Others note that, to attract qualified, desirable candidates, businesses will have to focus core attention not only on worker pay and benefits, but also on other terms and conditions of employment, including the possibility of mandating, promoting, or permitting employees to engage in more remote work (whether for the benefit of the employer or the employee--or both).  But government also can refocus its efforts to support sustainable business in this changed and changing socio-economic environment.  An opinion piece from back in June in The Washington Post addressing impediments to full employment notes that: "[a]ccess to reliable child care remains a significant obstacle. So does the availability of public transit. Workers may continue to worry about risks to their own or their family’s health if they take public-facing jobs . . . ."  A May article in The Washington Post also mentions childcare availability and health care risks as factors in the decision of unemployed people to return to work.  If employers are not facilitating access to affordable and appropriate child care and transportation and are not voluntarily providing adequate protections from health care risks in the workplace, then legal or regulatory solutions may be useful if we want those businesses to survive. The coming months will be telling as we continue to address the ongoing pandemic and its direct and indirect effects on productivity.

I have always valued work.  Years ago, I found a quote (apparently misattributed, with related quotes, to the Buddha) that resonated with me: "Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it."  Yes.  I certainly have done that to great satisfaction.  I am fortunate to hold a position that has survived the effects of the pandemic to date.  I feel needed and wanted in my workplace.  I am lucky and privileged, indeed.

Congress instituted labor day as a national legal holiday on June 28, 1894, following on the adoption of similar municipal ordinances and state legislation. The Department of Labor's website notes this and concludes its history of the national holiday by highlighting the role that workers have played in the history of the United States.

American labor has raised the nation’s standard of living and contributed to the greatest production the world has ever known and the labor movement has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.

Today, I hope that we can reflect on this rich history and celebrate both these aggregate contributions and our own individual work notwithstanding current uncertainties in our labor markets. 

September 6, 2021 in Employment Law, Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (2)

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Bromberg Chair - SMU Law

Dr. Anne R. Bromberg of Dallas has committed $2 million to SMU for the creation of The Alan R. Bromberg Centennial Chair in Corporate, Partnership, Business and Securities Law in honor of her late husband, a renowned professor in the SMU Dedman School of Law. The new chair will support the Law School in strengthening research and coursework in corporate, partnership, business and securities law, honoring Professor Bromberg’s prolific scholarship and mentoring style of leadership. We anticipate appointment at the rank of full professor beginning in Fall 2022. J.D. degree required. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application submitted by October 1, 2021, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio ( These materials should include a cover letter, resume, research agenda, writing sample(s) and a list of references. Reference Position No. and (Area of Law): 00053425 (Bromberg Chair).

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,

August 31, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, August 30, 2021

South Texas Law - Seeking Faculty


Location: Houston, TX

Subjects: Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure; Evidence; Professional Responsibility; Business Associations

Start Date: August 1, 2022

South Texas College of Law Houston invites applications from entry-level or lateral faculty for up to three full-time, tenure-track positions at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in the 2022-23 academic year. Our curricular needs include criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, professional responsibility, and corporations, with additional areas of potential interest in health, international, energy, and environmental law. We seek candidates with outstanding academic records who are committed to excellence in teaching and sustained scholarly achievement. Members of minority groups and others whose backgrounds will contribute to the diversity of the faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

South Texas College of Law Houston is committed to fulfilling our mission of providing a diverse body of students with the opportunity to obtain an exceptional legal education, preparing graduates to serve their community and the profession with distinction. The school, located in downtown Houston, was founded in 1923 and is the oldest law school in the city. South Texas is a private, nonprofit, independent law school, fully accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools, with 60 full-time and 60 adjunct professors serving a student body of 900 full and part-time students. South Texas is known for its collegial culture and commitment to student success. The school is home to the most decorated advocacy program in the U.S. and the nationally recognized Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution. Additional information regarding South Texas is available at

Applications may be directed to Professor Joe Leahy,

South Texas College of Law Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

August 30, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 29, 2021

North Dakota Law - Faculty Openings

The University of North Dakota School of Law invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions beginning fall 2022. Areas of interest include Federal Indian Law, Lawyering Skills, Civil Procedure, Business Associations, Energy, and Oil & Gas. Please feel free to share this announcement widely.

The UND School of Law seeks colleagues dedicated to fostering well-rounded and public-minded legal professionals with skills to serve as effective, self-reflective, and ethical leaders who will contribute greatly to their communities. Our distinctive character as one of the nation’s smaller public law schools—and as the sole law school in North Dakota—informs our program of legal education, which reflects a thoughtful and collaborative approach to teaching and learning. We maintain a close relationship with our state’s bench and bar and a special interest in connecting with and serving our state’s rural as well as urban populations. UND is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in our community, and our law school strives to cultivate a friendly and supportive learning environment to help our students develop into conscientious legal professionals. We value teachers who demonstrate intentionality and creativity and are interested in infusing their teaching with writing, research, cooperative learning, interpersonal skills, and/or other pedagogies. We also seek scholars with innovative research agendas and encourage work that transcends disciplinary boundaries, including the scholarship of teaching and learning. We desire colleagues who view service to the law school, the academy, and the legal profession as integral to their own success.

UND is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that respects, acknowledges and celebrates diversity and individual differences. Successful applicants for this position will demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through interest or past experience, as well as the ability to work and collaborate in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting.

Interested candidates may find additional information and may apply at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the UND School of Law’s Faculty Selection Committee at

August 29, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Notre Dame Law - Open Position Announcement

NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL may have one or more tenured or tenure-track faculty positions that will begin in Fall 2022. At the heart of a Catholic university, Notre Dame Law School aims to educate lawyers and sustain a community of scholars who understand law as a vocation—a way to serve God and humankind. Our Catholic mission also moves us to be open and welcoming to people of all viewpoints and religious traditions. The Law School’s interest is not limited to any particular subject or subjects. Applicants for these positions should possess excellence in academic background and either demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching or the potential for such excellence. Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. We welcome applications from women and people of color who will enrich and diversify our faculty. 

The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University is also a member of the Greater Chicago Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. Contact: Professor Sam Bray, Vice Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee, via email at or by mail at Notre Dame Law School, P.O. Box 780, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Georgia State Law - Open Positions - Business Law +

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Law Positions

Georgia State University College of Law invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions to begin no later than the 2022-23 academic year. In particular, we seek candidates who will teach in one or more of the areas of contract law, corporate law, evidence, civil procedure, and commercial law.

Part of a comprehensive research university, the College of Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time law students. We seek candidates who will make substantial and meaningful scholarly contributions, participate actively in the life of the law school, and who will enhance the College of Law’s strong teaching reputation. We encourage applications from candidates who would diversify our faculty.

The faculty of Georgia State University College of Law is a collegial and accomplished community of scholars and teachers. Faculty members have published in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, have authored books and book chapters, opinion pieces, and white papers, and have frequently appeared in national and international news outlets. Faculty scholarship is supported through research assistance, summer stipends, travel support, and awards. The College of Law is consistently recognized as a best-value law school and a top-ranked school for diversity and achieves excellent bar passage and post-graduate employment rates. The College of Law also features innovative and nationally renowned programs in access to justice, legal analytics, health law, metropolitan and urban growth, and sports and entertainment law.

Applicants will have a J.D. or foreign equivalent and a strong academic record. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a track record or promise in teaching and research. The successful candidates will teach 3-4 courses per academic year in the College of Law and advise graduate students. Applicants should apply with a statement of interest, full curriculum vitae, research agenda, teaching evaluations (if applicable), diversity statement (if applicable), and list of references at Please note that applicants may be required to submit further documentation prior to a campus interview, including three written letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by September 15, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the College of Law Recruitment Committee. For any questions related to the positions, please contact Professors Erin Fuse Brown ( or Yaniv Heled (

Georgia State University, a University System of Georgia unit, is an equal opportunity educational institution and an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. As required by Georgia State University, an appointment is contingent upon successfully demonstrating degree attainment and completing a background investigation.

August 24, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Idaho Law Faculty Openings!

The University of Idaho College of Law is hiring! We are searching for: (1) a tenure-track or tenured faculty member to teach Tax Law and related courses, (2) a tenure-track or tenured faculty member to direct our Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, and (3) an assistant or associate clinical professor in the area of Academic Success. More information about each of these positions is available below.

The University of Idaho is a comprehensive research institution, providing students with opportunities to study law at two locations, in Moscow and in Boise. Moscow is a vibrant college town in the Palouse region of the Inland Northwest, with affordable housing, excellent public schools, and diverse cultural offerings. Boise is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, with thriving tech and startup communities, an exciting music scene, and a lively downtown. Both locations are in close proximity to natural beauty and outdoor recreation and have been named among the best places to live in the country.

As a land grant law school, the College is committed to public service and to providing an accessible and high-quality education in an inclusive environment. We have a strong, integrated clinical program and offer emphasis areas in Business Law & Entrepreneurship, Native American Law, and Natural Resources & Environmental Law. The University of Idaho is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and we welcome and encourage qualified individuals of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including and especially those from historically underrepresented groups within the legal profession. More information about the College is available at


The University of Idaho College of Law seeks to hire a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in the area of Tax Law for its Moscow location. Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching an introductory tax course, as well as other classes that may include advanced tax courses and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. The faculty member will also be responsible for mentoring students, advising students on curricular and co-curricular activities, and developing a scholarly, outreach, and engagement agenda that will enrich the scholarly and legal communities and those they serve. Candidates must have a J.D. from an accredited school or the equivalent, a distinguished academic record, a record or the promise of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity, and a record or the promise of expertise in tax law. Preferred qualifications include post-J.D. practice, clerking, or teaching experience and an interest in teaching Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a statement of demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community, at Please direct questions to Sam Newton, the search committee chair, at<>. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021.

Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member to direct its Entrepreneurship Law Clinic, which serves Idaho's startup and small business community. Depending on the successful candidate's expertise and qualifications, the clinic may also operate as a USPTO Certified Trademark Clinic. The faculty member will be responsible for supervising the clinic, teaching one additional course on a related subject, mentoring and advising students, and developing a scholarly, outreach, and engagement agenda that will enrich the scholarly and legal communities and those they serve. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited school or the equivalent; a distinguished academic record; at least five years of post-J.D. practice or clerking experience, two of which must have been spent primarily in areas relevant to serving clients in the startup and small business community; active membership in at least one state bar and the ability to obtain Idaho State Bar admission as a supervising attorney by November 1, 2022; and a record or the promise of teaching and scholarly excellence. Preferred qualifications include clinical teaching experience and at least three years of experience in trademark prosecution before the USPTO within the last five years. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a statement of demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community, at Please direct questions to Aliza Cover, the search committee chair, at<>. Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021.

Academic Success

The University of Idaho College of Law seeks to hire a full-time clinical faculty member to teach academic skills courses, develop and administer academic support and advising programs, and implement relevant policies, in collaboration with the College's student services team. The position is a fiscal-year appointment with faculty voting rights and associated faculty governance responsibilities. The faculty member will design, implement, and promote activities to help all College of Law students achieve their full academic and professional potential through academic skills, bar preparation, and advising programs, as well as through individualized academic counseling and advising. Applicants must have a J.D. from an accredited school or the equivalent, a distinguished academic record, and at least three years of practice, teaching, or clerking experience. Preferred qualifications include three or more years of experience in student affairs, academic success, or related job duties; passage of a bar exam in any state; teaching and/or tutoring experience in highly specialized fields, preferably law; experience working calmly and respectfully with students or others in crisis; and ability to work collaboratively in creating and delivering programming and advising related to academic success. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a statement of demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive community, at Please direct questions to search committee chair Benji Cover (<>). Priority will be given to applications received by September 15, 2021.

August 22, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, August 15, 2021

New York Law School - Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Positions

New York Law School seeks to add to the tenured and tenure-track faculty and invites applications from both entry-level and junior lateral candidates.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarly work and teaching involve core curricular subjects, including constitutional law, as well as business law (e.g. corporations and financial markets).

NYLS is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community. The School is an equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, veterans, and all other candidates whose backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints would contribute to the diversity of our school. To view NYLS’s Strategic Plan, visit, and for information on the School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, see


Highly competitive

How to Apply

Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae listing relevant legal practice and law school experience, a cover letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, and a list of references, to William P. LaPiana, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at

About New York Law School

Founded in 1891, New York Law School (NYLS) is an independent law school located in Tribeca, the heart of New York City’s legal, government, financial, and emerging tech centers. Known as “New York’s law school,” NYLS embraces the city as its classroom by complementing a rigorous legal education with an innovative and diverse set of “uniquely New York” experiential learning opportunities. Since opening its doors, NYLS has produced graduates who have gone on to hold high elected and appointed office in the city, lead large and small firms, and gain broad recognition as captains of business and industry. Its renowned faculty of prolific scholars has built the School’s strength in key areas of the law, including business and financial services, intellectual property and privacy, and government and public interest law. NYLS has more than 18,000 graduates and currently enrolls around 1,100 students in its full-time and part-time J.D. programs. The School also offers an advanced-degree program leading to the LL.M in Taxation degree.

August 15, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, August 13, 2021

SIU Law Seeks Business Law Applicants for its Lawyering Skills Program

Please note that Southern Illinois is looking for candidates in business law to apply for the position described below, even though the possible "first year or upper-level doctrinal or skills courses" are unspecified in its position description.

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Assistant Professor

SIU School of Law

Position Summary:  The School of Law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a 9-month, continuing, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position beginning January 1, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The Assistant Professor will teach Lawyering Skills I and II, which is a required first-year course for all law students, as well as first year or upper-level doctrinal or skills courses depending on the needs of the School of Law and on the successful candidate's area of expertise.  The selected individual will also participate in research/scholarly activity and other duties as assigned by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a minimum of five years of legal practice.

Preferred Qualifications:  Law teaching experience; prior experience in teaching legal writing;

and an outstanding professional record.

General Information:  Southern Illinois University School of Law is an outstanding, small public law school that provides its students with an optimal mix of theoretical and experiential educational opportunities in a student-centered environment in order to prepare them for a changing legal profession in a global environment.

Deadline to Apply: 8/26/21 or until filled

Please use the following link to apply

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

August 13, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Michigan State Law Faculty Openings - Business Law Connections/Possibilities . . . .

Michigan State University College of Law invites candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship to apply for full-time faculty positions. We seek to hire four entry level tenure system faculty members in (1) trust and estates with a preference for a candidate who can teach trusts and estates and tax issues in trust and estate law; (2) law, technology and information; (3) health law including equity issues; and (4) one of the following areas: torts, corporations, contracts, or public international law including human rights and regional and international institutions. We also seek to hire two non-tenure system hires on a 405(c) track: (1) a Director of our Housing Clinic and (2) a Director of our (new) Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurial Clinic.

Michigan State University is the nation’s premier land-grant university, established in 1855. MSU Law’s history dates to 1891. More information about the Law College can be found at

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from and nominations of people from diverse backgrounds including women, persons of color, people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Please submit application materials to:

Professor David Blankfein-Tabachnick
Chair, Faculty Appointments Committee
MSU College of Law

August 12, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Scalia Law Luncheon Panel Next Week: Purpose of the Corporation

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What’s the Purpose of the Corporation?  Law & Economics Center at Scalia Law to Hold Luncheon Panel Reflecting on the Debate Generated by the Revolutionary Business Roundtable Statement Made Two Years Ago Next Week

Almost 51 years ago, on September 13, 1970, Milton Friedman published an essay in The New York Times with a title that captured his thesis that “The Social Responsibility Of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.”  This shareholder value maximization metric for evaluating the legal and financial fiduciary duties of corporate officers has served as the dominant paradigm for defining the purpose of the corporation both before and certainly for the fifty years after publication of Friedman’s influential essay.  Yet, on August 19, 2019 – now nearly two years ago – the powerful Business Roundtable attempted to effect a dramatic shift away from the purpose of the corporation being defined by the single metric of shareholder wealth maximization.  It released what it called a “new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders.”  This move was received with both applause and condemnation, each of which continue two years later. 

In light of this anniversary, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 11:45 am -1:00 pm at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School will host an event titled Business Roundtable v. Milton Friedman: Reflections on the Second Anniversary of "Redefining" the Purpose of the Corporation.  A balanced panel of corporate governance experts will evaluate the economic and legal arguments involved in the debate over the proper purpose of the corporation and reflect on the state of the debate two years after the Business Roundtable’s attempt to erase the Friedman doctrine and redefine corporate purpose. 

Those interested can register here.  Lunch will be provided.  The panelists are:  Lisa Fairfax (Presidential Professor and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School), Donald J. Kochan (Professor of Law and Deputy Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, George Mason University Scalia Law School), Robert T. Miller (F. Arnold Daum Chair in Corporate Finance and Law, University of Iowa College of Law), and Roberto Tallarita (Lecturer on Law, and Associate Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School).  The panel will be moderated by The Honorable David J. Porter, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; and, welcome remarks will be given by Ken Randall (Allison and Dorothy Rouse Dean and George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law).

August 12, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wayne State Law Also Seeks Business Law Faculty!

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL is seeking to fill up to four tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. We encourage applications from candidates who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and whose scholarship engages with questions of social justice.
Although we welcome and encourage applications from candidates in all fields, we have particular interest in the following areas: (i) business law, (ii) financial regulation, and (iii) labor and employment law.
In addition, we seek applications for the Coleman A. Young Foundation Endowed Chair of Urban Affairs. This Chair will be held jointly in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Law School. The position provides a unique opportunity to promote high-impact activities and research on matters central to modern urban affairs. The holder of the chair will occupy a highly visible and influential position in the university, the metropolitan Detroit area and the broader community by playing a leadership role on issues of urban affairs in academia. The minimum qualifications for the Young Chair are: (a) an earned doctorate and/or a JD; (b) a substantial record of published work based either on research or reflections on practice; or (c) career experience in related government or foundation management, urban policy, health policy, social justice policy, or a related field; and (d) a record of direct involvement in public service achievement.
Wayne Law warmly welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will contribute to the diversity of the faculty.
Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and any other relevant materials to Professor Gregory Fox, Faculty Appointments Committee Chair, at

August 11, 2021 in Joan Heminway, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Open Faculty Position in Business Law - Christian Brothers University

Dear BLPB Readers:

Christian Brothers University School of Business seeks to fill a tenure-track or long-term contract faculty appointment in Business Law beginning in Fall 2021. Ph.D, D.B.A, J.D., L.L.M. or substantial professional experience with relevant Master's degree is required. 

The faculty member will also advise students, participate in curriculum development and service activities. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and an appreciation of the mission of a Lasallian institution of higher education.

The School seeks a dynamic colleague with the ability to effectively teach undergraduate and graduate level subjects related to Business Law. A candidate who is qualified to teach in a second business discipline, especially accounting, data analytics or entrepreneurship, is highly preferred. The School of Business promotes a student-centric teaching-learning model and the successful candidate's teaching philosophy should reflect an emphasis on student engagement and cognitive development. 

This position presents the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to help develop students into ethical leaders who embrace social responsibility in addition to keen business acumen. Faculty and students in the business school have multiple opportunities to engage with the Memphis community through internships, projects, our Center for Community Engagement and our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The candidate will play an active role in the continuous improvement and design of an innovative curriculum that meets the needs of future business leaders. The ideal candidate is willing to take risks, is creative, and is adaptive to the ever-changing market.

The faculty of the School of Business prides itself on walking alongside each student during his or her educational journey to eventually earning a degree and beginning a career. The School presently offers the B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Finance, B.S in Management, B.S. in Marketing, and the B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in banking, international business, management information systems, and sport management. At the graduate level, the School offers the Master of Accounting (MAcc), the Master of Business Administration (MBA), and an MBA in Healthcare Management.


  • Ph.D, D.B.A, J.D or L.L.M. strongly preferred
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Prefer qualified to teach in a second business discipline, preferably accounting, data analytics, or entrepreneurship.

The full posting for this position is here.

August 11, 2021 in Colleen Baker, Jobs | Permalink | Comments (0)