A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in Arizona State's excellent Aspiring Law Professors conference. Several of us shared our (sometimes conflicting) advice about how to think about, and navigate, the law teaching market. Doug Sylvester and the folks at ASU built a rich program that addressed folks in various stages of the transition to law teaching. No one benefited more than those who are three or more years away from the transition. These folks are still far enough away that they can make strategic adjustments in both practice and scholarship trajectories.
Many of these candidates will find jobs through the AALS hiring process. Others may have more success getting hired outside this formal mechanism. Many schools bypass the AALS in their efforts to hire teach legal writing and clinical faculty. Instead, positions are posted on clinical or faculty listservs. But here's the problem: only insiders hear about the openings. To solve this market blip - incomplete information - I've agreed to post these job openings as I learn about them. Hopefully it will give prospective law faculty one new tool in their searches.