Information about how to become a law professor
Should you consider becoming a law professor? In addition to fulfilling a dream you may have, you may help to diversify the face of law professors.
Did you know that 45% of all law professors come from just ten law schools? (2007-08 AALS Faculty Statistical Report – www.aals.org)
Southern Illinois University School of Law wants to encourage more inclusion in the ranks of law professors. Thus, we offer a workshop
entitled “Who Me? A Law Professor.” We usually offer this workshop during the Illinois State Bar Association winter (December) and
summer (June) meetings. We will also make it available to interested groups.
Lasting about ninety minutes, we explain the process of becoming a law professor, including the time line involved, the application process,
including the AALS FAR form and interview process, screening and on-campus interviews, the “job talk” and having a “scholarly agenda,”
and what you need to do to get started. We provide handouts and references for further study. We offer frank advice to practitioners
considering the transition into teaching. If you are interested in receiving the materials we distribute at this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request the workshop materials on becoming a law professor.
Please join us at one of our workshops. The next workshop will be on Dec. 13th, 2012.
Also consider these resources:
Association of American Law Schools faculty recruitment services: http://www.aals.org/services_recruitment.php
Advice: "So You Want to be a Law Professor" and "Uncloaking Law School Hiring: A Recruit’s Guide to the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference"
both available at http://www.aals.org/services_recruitment_advice.php
Statistical reports on law school faculty available at http://www.aals.org/services_recruitment_advice.php
Statements of Good Practices in recruiting and hiring faculty and of faculty in discharging their duties available at http://www.aals.org/about_handbook_sgp.php