Law Professor Hiring: Which Factors Matter?
It’s getting close to that time of year again, when law school appointments committees will be looking through the AALS batch of resumes to determine whom to interview. There is varying opinion about what factors should matter most, so I thought I’d list some of the factors committees often look at and find out your opinions. How much weight should each of the factors below be given?
1. Law School Attended
2. Law Review Membership
3. Graduate Degrees
4. Work Experience and Clerkships
5. Quality of Scholarship
6. Quantity of Scholarship
7. Placement of Publications
8. Cohesive Scholarly Agenda and Vision
9. Teaching Experience