The Cardozo Law Review De Novo has recently published a short article, So Now You're a Law Professor: A Letter from the Dean. The article is in the form of a letter from an experienced dean, addressed to a new law professor, offering advice on a variety of topics. The author of the letter is Frank "Tom" Read, who served as dean at Tulsa, Indiana-Indianapolis, Florida, Hastings, and South Texas. Dean Read penned the letter over twenty years ago. Some things have changed. Some haven't. Another former South Texas colleague, Matt Mirow (pictured), a founding member of the law faculty at Florida International, offers commentary on the letter through numerous perceptive footnotes.
The article is well worth reading and is available here.