Calling Aspiring Law Profs

The University of Michigan Law School has long been a sort of King’s Highway leading to the legal academy, but now we aim to make that highway even smoother by offering more help to Michigan Law grads who plan on entering the teaching market.

This summer, for example, we’ll have a faculty member ready to review your curriculum vitae and get it circulating at law schools around the country. And at our Michigan Aspiring Academics Camp Oct. 9, we’ll have a panel of Michigan Law professors and alumni waiting to hear you practice your job talk.

You’ll also be able to get all that out of the way in time for the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference, which will be held on November 5-7, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.—and which no aspiring academic would want to miss.

To register for the conference, visit www.aals.org and fill out a Faculty Appointments Register ("FAR") form listing your scholarship, areas of expertise and teaching interest, your work experience and educational background. You'll also need to prepare an academic CV, which Michigan Law will send to law school hiring committees. If you’d like, a Michigan Law faculty member can also review and comment on your CV and FAR form to help you put your best foot forward. Just send a copy of your CV as soon as possible, but no later than July 13, 2009, to aspiringlawprofs@umich.edu. Please put "CV Review" in the subject line of your email.

If you’d like to be included in the Michigan Law CV book, please submit your finalized CV to the same address no later than Monday, July 27, 2009. Please put "Final CV" in the subject line of that email.

And those who’d like to prepare for interviews by practicing their job talks before a panel of Michigan Law professors and alumni should plan to attend the Michigan Aspiring Academics Camp ("MAAC") to be held Friday, October 9, 2009 at Michigan Law School. To register, visit our website no later than Wednesday, September 16, 2009.