Learn more about the academic job market and sharpen your skills at our workshops.

Spring 2020

All workshops will be held from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. in JGH 807. 

Monday, February 3
“What I Wished I Had Known or Thought Harder About While in Law School”
Speakers: Kristen Underhill, Eric Talley, Kathryn Judge

Monday, February 10
“Careers in Teaching: Increasing Diversity”
Speakers: Olatunde Johnson and Lynnise Pantin

Monday, February 17
“Moving From Private Practice to Teaching”
Speakers: Merritt Fox and Jeffrey Gordon

Monday, February 24
“Generating Paper Ideas and Then Following Through”

Monday, March 2
“What to Do When You Are Ready to Teach, and Thoughts About What 'Ready' Means in Today’s Market”

Monday, March 9
“Becoming a Clinical Professor”
Speakers: Colleen Shanahan and Elora Mukherjee

Monday, March 16
SPRING BREAK – NO WORKSHOP

Monday, March 23
“The J.D./Ph.D. Path: How, Why, Necessary?”
Speakers: Kellen Funk

Monday, March 30
“Associates, Fellows, and VAPs: Getting Time to Do the Scholarly Work”
Speakers: Zimra Payvand Ahdout and Noah Smith-Drelich

Monday, April 6
“Law School Teaching and Careers Other than Full-Time Faculty”
Speakers: Susan Kraham

Spring 2019 

All workshops will be held from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. in JGH 546. 

Monday, February 4
“What I Wished I Had Known or Thought Harder About While in Law School”
Speakers: Kellen Funk, Joshua Mitts, and Kristen Underhill

Monday, February 11
“Careers in Teaching: Increasing Diversity” (cosponsored by Student Services)
Speakers: Olatunde Johnson and Elora Mukherjee

Monday, February 18
PRESIDENT’S DAY – NO WORKSHOP

Monday, February 25
“Moving From Private Practice to Teaching”
Speakers: Alex Raskolnikov and Kathryn Judge

Monday, March 4
“Developing Your Research Agenda: Generating Paper Ideas and Then Following Through”
Speakers: Elizabeth Emens and Jessica Bulman-Pozen

Monday, March 11
“Law School Teaching and Careers Other Than Full-Time Faculty”
Speakers: Susan Kraham

Monday, March 18
SPRING BREAK – NO WORKSHOP

Monday, March 25
“Becoming a Clinical Professor”
Speakers: Brett Dignam and Lynnise Pantin

Monday, April 1
“The J.D./Ph.D. Path: How, Why, Necessary?”
Speakers: Maeve Glass and Jeremy Kessler

Monday, April 8
“What to Do When You Are Ready to Teach, and Thoughts About What “Ready” Means in Today’s Market”
Speakers: Christina Ponsa-Kraus and Daniel Richman

Monday, April 15
“Associates, Fellows, and VAPs: Getting Time to Do the Scholarly Work”
Speakers: Steven Koh and James MacLeod

 

2019-2020 Moot Workshop: Friday, September 13, 2019
Planning to enter the academic teaching market? Sign up for our free, one-day Moot Workshop.

This workshop offers current candidates the opportunity to present their job-talk papers before Columbia faculty and other scholars in order to prepare for the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference and subsequent callbacks. (The conference will be held this year from October 3-5 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.) 

The Moot Workshop also serves as a forum for Columbia community members to develop relationships with each other, renew relationships with professors, and learn more about the job market. 

Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided.

Anyone with a CLS connection (including graduates) can apply to present. 

How to Apply

Submit a paper abstract and a CV by July 17, 2019, and the paper itself (drafts allowed) by August 12, 2019.

Space and time constraints may preclude us from accepting every paper. 

If you are a 2019-2020 candidate and will not finish your paper in time, or you are simply interested in learning more about the process, you can still attend the workshop. All workshop attendees will be expected to read several papers and attend several practice job talks during the course of the day. If more people sign up for the workshop than we can accommodate, we will give preference to those who are registered for this year’s AALS Conference.

Timetable

July 17
Deadline for submitting an abstract of your paper and your CV for the Moot Workshop. Abstracts should be no longer than one page.

July 31
AALS registration deadline for the first distribution of candidates’ FAR forms. We strongly urge candidates to register for this first distribution, as almost all of the most successful candidates on the market have their materials circulated at this time. Learn more about the AALS process.

August 12
Deadline for Moot Workshop participants to submit the paper itself. It will then be distributed to participating faculty. 

September 13
Moot Workshop.

October 3-5
AALS Conference.

Direct all correspondence regarding the Moot Workshop, the Candidates’ List, or the Careers in Law Teaching Program—including submissions of Moot Workshop abstracts, CVs, and papers—to the program’s administrative contact, Claire Merrill, at [email protected]

 

Contact Us

Claire Merrill