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Virtual Workshop Series: Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Cycle

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT), and LatCrit (Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory Inc.) collaboratively present a workshop series, “Navigating the 2021-2022 Law Faculty Hiring Process” to be held virtually during summer and fall 2021. The series is designed to support candidates from historically underrepresented groups as they prepare for the 2021-2022 law school faculty hiring cycle for textbook (“doctrinal”) positions and/or clinical faculty positions. Faculty and deans from law schools across the country will provide specific tips, insights, and strategies on the faculty hiring process. Depending on the number of attendees, participants may engage in one-on-one/small group conversations.

Free registration is required for each session. All sessions will be held 9am PST/10am MST/11am Central/12pm EST.

How to Best Maximize Your Summer to Prepare for Fall Hiring – June 8, 2021

The season for law faculty hiring is around the corner. Get advice on how to best utilize the summer months.

Featuring: Prof. Gautam Hans (Vanderbilt); Prof. Nancy Leong (Denver); Dean/Prof. Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Boston)

The Legal Writing Hiring Market – June 16, 2021

Join this session if you are interested in legal writing positions to get distinct and specific job market advice.

Featuring: Prof. Nantiya Ruan (Denver); Others TBA

Navigating the FAR Form – June 23, 2021

The Faculty Appointments Registry Form, also known as the FAR Form, is the primary application and formal route for entry into legal academia. Learn about the components of the standard FAR and the dos and don’ts of completing the form. Understand how to market yourself by showing how your life experience, education, and legal background effectively translate into the three pillars of teaching, service, and scholarship.

Featuring: Prof. Alina Ball (UC Hastings); Prof. Jasmine Harris (UC Davis); Prof. Catherine Smith (Denver)

Preparing for the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference – August 4, 2021

Understand how to stand out and succeed in the 30-minute AALS Faculty Recruitment interviews.

Featuring: Prof. Audra Savage (Wake Forest); Prof. Robin Walker Sterling (Northwestern); Prof. Kyle Velte (Kansas)

Preparing for the Callback – August 17, 2021

The day-long callback, whether remote or in person, can be both exhilarating and exhausting. Learn about who you are likely to meet, the questions you should ask, and how to prepare for “the job talk.”

Featuring: Prof. Anita Sinha (American); Prof. Bertrall Ross (Berkeley); Prof. Daiquiri Steele (Alabama)

Job Offers, Negotiations, & Decisions – December 6, 2021

Getting a job offer is great, but how to think about your best fit and how to navigate multiple offers takes time and preparation. Hear insights on what to ask for and when, and how to decide aligned with your goals, values, and the law school community you would like to join.

Featuring: Prof. Valena Beety (ASU); Vice Dean/Prof. Rose Cuison-Villazor (Rutgers); Dean/Prof. José (Beto) R. Juárez (Nova)