Careers in Law Teaching Program Supports Students and Alumni With Academic Ambitions

Meet six graduates who have found their dream jobs as professors.

“We love our jobs and the incredible impact we have as teachers and scholars,” says Anu Bradford, the Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, who is co-chair, with Associate Professor Jeremy Kessler, of Columbia Law School’s Careers in Law Teaching Program (CILTP) committee. “We want to create a path so students and alumni can have the same rewarding careers that we do.”

To prepare those seeking positions as law professors, the program provides comprehensive guidance, including one-on-one mentorship, job-talk training, moot interviews, and preparation for the annual Association of American Law Schools Faculty Recruitment Conference in Washington. Bradford adds that academic fellowships, visiting assistant professorships, and Ph.D. programs are also stepping stones to tenure track positions at top law schools.

Columbia faculty also advise students and graduates on thinking strategically about producing and publishing the high-quality scholarship that hiring committees require. Bradford considers the CILTP a pipeline for developing scholars who may become her colleagues one day. “Columbia is proud to educate the next generation of teachers who will shape the legal profession,” she says. Meet six Columbians who are doing just that.

Maeve Glass ’09

Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

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Hiba Hafiz ’10

Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

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Jennifer M. Fernandez ’13

Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in the Civil Practice Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School

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Nicholson Price ’11

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

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Trevor Reed ’18

Associate Professor, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

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Sarah Seo ’07

Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (Spring 2019)
Associate professor of law at The University of Iowa College of Law

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