Shopping at the AALS Meat Market

Since I’m on the appointments committee this year, I will be enjoying the ritual this Friday and Saturday of engaging in a marathon of interviews with prospective law professors. Since I bet more than a few candidates have done some reconnaissance on GW’s appointments committee, they might be reading this blog. The secret password for getting a callback is “concurring.” Just kidding, of course. . .

For candidates who want some advice on surviving the event, we have several posts here at Concurring Opinions that might be of use, including one of my own. I don’t have much to add to what has already been said regarding advice. What’s so odd about the law professor hiring process is that it seems to be shrouded in mystery when you’re on the market, yet when you’re on the other side, so many things that were mysterious seem obvious.

Anyway, I’m excited about the group of candidates GW’s committee is interviewing later this week. We’ve got dozens of interviews lined up in a row, so I sure hope our candidates are interesting. At Concurring Opinions, we have a number of law professor wannabe readers, and to all of you who will be at the AALS conference this week, best of luck!

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