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April 03, 2013


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Where is corporate? Were there none?

Also, while you're obviously just working with the data that's there, I'll note one limitation of combining choices: This list may overrepresent areas likely to be selected as an "easy" second choice. One might imagine, for example, that anyone with litigation experience might put down a top choice in a given subject area and civ pro as choice two. I don't know if that's where the numbers come from, just one possible issue hidden by the data presented in this way.


(When I say "easy," I don't mean the area is easy. I just mean that it's more likely to fit as a second teaching area, regardless of your primary area.)

Dan Filler

Anon - Thanks for the comment. I left corps/bus orgs/securities off the list mistakenly.


How does this compare to the lateral hiring areas? Is there a similar pattern?

Will that list be updated soon now that the deadline has passed?


I think this is a useful list, but it is not indicative of "demand." Who gets hired is a function of both demand and supply. For example, I'm pretty sure the demand for tax people is a lot higher than what your list would suggest.

So what does

I wonder re the correlation between the list and jobs students might be expected to obtain--e.g., bankruptcy is not listed t all. The usual response is that adjuncts teach those courses; but if we believe teaching adds value, all courses--at least those where students will likely practice--should be taught by tenure-track persons.

Expressed differently, why not have Con Law taught by adjuncts and business courses taught by full-timers


Will the lateral list be updated soon?

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