Law School Teaching Guide

The Law School's Academic Careers Committee offers alumni practice job talks, helps schedule them for workshops at other schools, organizes faculty recommenders, and centralizes the Law School's marketing of the candidate to other schools. The giving of advice is not limited to members of the committee: Other faculty provide advice to applicants (and applicants have discussions with their references on the faculty), but the committee is available as a resource and helps to make sure that applicants receive the advice they need. The contact address for the committee is: vapprograms@law.duke.edu.

In addition to this personalized guidance, there are a number of websites that offer general advice to prospective legal academics about the law teaching market. They include:

Brad Wendel’s site:
http://ww3.lawschool.cornell.edu/faculty-pages/wendel/teaching.htm

Eric Goldman’s Resource List:
http://eric_goldman.tripod.com/resources/becomingalawprofessor.htm

Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Page: http://www.aals.org/frs/

School websites on teaching:
http://www.law.columbia.edu/careers/law_teaching/Everything
http://www.law.upenn.edu/cpp/alumni/jobseekers/careersacademia.html