Many applicants in the teaching market are aiming for tenure-track positions in classrooms or clinics, where they hope to progress from assistant professor, to associate professor, and finally to full professor. However, there are different types of teaching positions in law schools that vary on permanence, salary, voting status, and other issues.
Several law teaching candidates also consider academic fellowships as a unique opportunity to spend one or two years in an academic position with a law school. The types of academic fellowships vary including research and writing only, teaching/visiting assistant professor positions, teaching legal research and writing, clinical teaching fellowships and specialized teaching fellowships.
CDO provides several resources, listed below, to provide an introduction to candidates considering law teaching, including information on academic fellowships. If prompted for a password, alumni should contact CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-1676 for login information.
Alumni interested in law teaching should also visit the website for YLS’s Law Teaching Program for additional information about resources offered by YLS to alumni who are interested in going on the law teaching market.
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