This guide is designed to help students and alumni who are considering careers in academia, as well as those who are already making the transition to teaching positions. We have included background resources about the legal academy, as well as resources that deal with the hiring process and diversity issues. New and aspiring law professors can also find sources which discuss different approaches to legal scholarship and teaching, and experienced professors can find resources for revisiting teaching methods. Finally, we have listed major journals that can be consulted for further research on the subject.
- Lynn M. LoPucki, Dawn of the Discipline-Based Law Faculty, 65 J. Legal Educ. 506 (2016).
- Justin McCrary, Joy Milligana & James Phillips, The Ph.D. Rises in American Law Schools, 1960-2011: What Does It Mean for Legal Education?, 65 J. Legal Educ. 543 (2016).
- Lucinda Jesson, So You Want to Be a Law Professor, 59 J. Legal Educ. 450 (2010).
- Thomas D. Morgan, The Changing Face of Legal Education: Its Impact on What It Means to Be a Lawyer, 45 Akron L. Rev. 811–842 (2012).
- Michael A. Olivas, Ask Not For Whom the Law School Bell Tolls: Professor Tamanaha, Failing Law Schools, and (Mis)Diagnosing the Problem, 41 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 101 (2013).
- Maimon Schwarzschild, The Ethics and Economics of American Legal Education Today, 17 J. Contemp. Legal Issues 3 (2008).
- Brian Z. Tamanaha, Legal Educators Defending the Status Quo, 41 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y 131 (2013).
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