Most often when law students first consider a career in academia, they think of being a tenured professor. If that’s your goal, you’ll want to review the following section for more detailed information and advice on that path
Other Options in Academia
Law schools and universities however, offer a wide variety of opportunities for lawyers in addition to the traditional professorship, including:
- Clinical teaching
- Law Librarian
- General Counsel’s Office
- Law School Centers or Programs
- Government and Community Relations (Lobbying)
- Law School or undergraduate administration (student affairs, career services, development, etc.)
To learn more about these options, check out:
- AALS Directory
Lists, by school, the full-time faculty and professional staff of all member and fee-paid law schools, with biographical sketches.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Best source for news, commentary, job listings, career advice and data on colleges and graduate schools.
- Teaching Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors
Description of programs that you can use to get onto a law teaching career track.
- Legal Scholarship Network
The legal scholarship network of SRRN distributes a weekly email with legal academic job postings and law conference announcements.
- Clinical Legal Education Association
Directory of clinicians and clinical job postings.
- From Lawyer to Administrator
Handbook on Law School administration jobs. What they’re like and how to make the transition.