So You Wanna Be a Law Professor?
Okay, I’m back. [You were gone?–ed] I had to run home for the weekend to dogsit, while the rest of my family was out of town. One of my projects this summer is to keep working on a book that my colleague, Marcia McCormick, and I are writing together: a guide for those who want to be law professors. Our intent is to write a soup-to-nuts guide, covering what law professors do, describing the job search process, the call-back, negotiating the offer, down to what to do if you don’t succeed at first.
We have several chapters written, but I thought I’d take this month’s opportunity to ask readers who are interested in becoming law professors and law professors who care to give the matter some thought, “What would you like to see in a book like this?” What information do you have now that you wish you had when you starting thinking about jumping into this business? Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments, or e-mail me directly bpdennin at samford.edu.