Services for Current Candidates
The Careers in Law Teaching Program provides advice and assistance to Columbians who are currently on the law teaching market, as well as to law students interested in an academic career in the future.
This information pertains to all Columbians who register with the AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) and who expect to attend the Faculty Recruitment Conference (FRC), October 3-5 in Washington, D.C. We want to let you know what the Law School is doing to help participants before, during, and after the conference. Some of our advice will be familiar to those of you who have been through the AALS hiring process before, but some of what follows may be new.
Law school appointments or hiring committees comb through the first FAR distribution to decide which candidates their committees will interview at the FRC (or sometimes before the meeting, as the New York City schools often do). Because many law schools are just starting up their semesters, the process is in the early stages. Nonetheless, schools will soon begin to check references and call candidates to have preliminary discussions or to schedule interviews. Be assured that invitations for interviews continue right up until the FRC itself.
- Law Teaching Career Advice and Counseling
- Moot Workshop: 2019 Date TBD
- Help with preparing forms and resume for AALS Faculty Appointments Register (FAR)
- Distribution of Columbia candidate CVs to appointments committees at all U.S. law schools
- Discussion Panels on Do’s and Don’ts for the AALS Recruitment Conference, featuring recent Columbia alumni currently in law teaching (available by streaming video for those who cannot attend in person)
- Hospitality Suite at the Recruitment Conference