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nygiants56
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whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby nygiants56 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Im interested in a future as a professor in legal academia any ideas of the best law school for this?

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Re: whats the best way to ecome a law professor

Postby sambeber » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:36 pm

Yale.

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Re: whats the best way to ecome a law professor

Postby Perch » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:38 pm

sambeber wrote:Yale.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby nygiants56 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:38 pm

dont think i will be able to get in but what about a paralegal professor?

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby buckilaw » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:40 pm

1. Go to the best school you can get a free ride at.
2. After graduating open a law school.
3. Make yourself a law professor.

This will only take a bit over 3 years of eduaction. Plus you'll make bank from tuition $.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby boom_cs » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:43 pm

I know that Yale is the best for it but looking at lists of professors at some T40 schools there are a lot from the T14 but you can do some types of teaching like legal writing or something smaller than the core courses if you are set on teaching. No matter what though you need to be top of your class so do work.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby almightypush » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:51 pm

buckilaw wrote:1. Go to the best school you can get a free ride at.
2. After graduating open a law school.
3. Make yourself a law professor.

This will only take a bit over 3 years of eduaction. Plus you'll make bank from tuition $.


just so long as OP remembers to attach brutal stips to the schollys he/she awards.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby CreativityKing » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:03 pm

How do you know you want to be a law professor without having ever taken a law school class?

Just curious...you can get a decent idea of whether you want to be a lawyer by working in a law office, talking with lawyers about their jobs, etc; I suppose you could get the same idea by talking with law professors or sitting in on classes.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby pleasetryagain » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:04 pm

The easy way: T10 (preferably T6) school, near/at the top of your class, law review, impressive clerkship, solid interview skills.

Just be prepared for a monotonous, tedious life of writing obscure law review articles on topics no one cares about that no one will ever read. The money is good though.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby TheFactor » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:08 pm

1. Go to Yale
2. Make law review
3. Get SCOTUS clerkship
4. ????
5. PROFIT

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby androstan » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:25 pm

Get a PhD in economics and a JD from Yale.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby scammedhard » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:38 pm

1) Open a TTT;

2) Pay the ABA dues/fees/bribes to secure accreditation;

3) Speak highly of the virtuosity, versatility, and career prospects (e.g., 160K salary) of the JD/LLM;

4) Recruit native, gullible minds and use them to milk the Fed Gov through student loans.

5) (OPTIONAL) Write academic papers about the state of the legal profession and/or blame globalization and technology for the plight affecting the legal profession.
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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby doinmybest » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:42 pm

Go to a top school
Get perfect grades
Make Law Review
Get a Federal Clerkship (preferably SCOTUS)

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:53 pm

nygiants56 wrote:dont think i will be able to get in but what about a paralegal professor?


Wut?

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby pleasetryagain » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:59 pm

NYC Law wrote:
nygiants56 wrote:dont think i will be able to get in but what about a paralegal professor?


Wut?


Like at DeVry.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:01 pm

pleasetryagain wrote:
NYC Law wrote:
nygiants56 wrote:dont think i will be able to get in but what about a paralegal professor?


Wut?


Like at DeVry.


I heard they only take Phoenix grads, its a prestige thing.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby IronHBM » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:50 pm

nygiants56 wrote:dont think i will be able to get in but what about a paralegal professor?

Devry

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby Borhas » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:50 pm

Yale LR
SCOTUS Clerkship
Princeton UG
major stick up your ass

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:59 pm

CreativityKing wrote:How do you know you want to be a law professor without having ever taken a law school class?

Just curious...you can get a decent idea of whether you want to be a lawyer by working in a law office, talking with lawyers about their jobs, etc; I suppose you could get the same idea by talking with law professors or sitting in on classes.

OP thoroughly enjoys tweed... that's all you need to know

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby pleasetryagain » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:23 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
CreativityKing wrote:How do you know you want to be a law professor without having ever taken a law school class?

Just curious...you can get a decent idea of whether you want to be a lawyer by working in a law office, talking with lawyers about their jobs, etc; I suppose you could get the same idea by talking with law professors or sitting in on classes.

OP thoroughly enjoys tweed... that's all you need to know


myth. all my professors wear armani suits that look as though they were custom made.

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Re: whats the best way to become a law professor

Postby Verity » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:40 pm

Cooley.




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