The work of a law professor combines research, writing, and teaching. For those in clinical teaching it adds the rewards of direct client services. YLS alumni have been very successful on the law teaching market and are currently law professors in every conceivable subject at schools of every type in every area of the globe.
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.
The resources below will provide an introduction to candidates considering law teaching, including information on academic fellowships. Alumni should contact CDO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-432-1676 for login information.
Click here for a listing of events and deadlines for the 2012-2013 law teaching process. Contact email@example.com for information or assistance.
Legal Scholarship Network