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jeremybates
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I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby jeremybates » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:04 pm

I've got an MA in IR which I'll earn before law school and I'm wondering if any international court clerkships (like ICTY/R, Sierra Leone, etc.) would help me get a teaching position at a law school soon (3-5 years) after. Thanks all!

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ggocat
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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby ggocat » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:40 pm

Couldn't hurt. Good luck.

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BradyToMoss
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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby BradyToMoss » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:52 pm

Stellar grades from a top-school will help a whole lot more (and make a prestigious clerkship remotely possible).

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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby crazycanuck » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:01 pm

BradyToMoss wrote:Stellar grades from a top-school will help a whole lot more (and make a prestigious clerkship remotely possible).


annnddddd p-p-p-p-publications.

06072010
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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby 06072010 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:02 pm

crazycanuck wrote:
BradyToMoss wrote:Stellar grades from a top-school will help a whole lot more (and make a prestigious clerkship remotely possible).


annnddddd p-p-p-p-publications.


Faculty connections, top grades at a top school, a COA / SCOTUS clerkship. It's really really really competitive for tenure track positions dude. You don't even know.

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RVP11
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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby RVP11 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:50 pm

I don't know how you can know you want to teach something you haven't even learned yet. It makes even less sense when breaking into legal academia is near impossible.

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reasonable_man
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Re: I want to teach at a law school after law school.

Postby reasonable_man » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:56 pm

1) Attend T6 (But really T3 is the target)
2) Get great grades
3) Demonstrate your ability to publish
4) Do bad ass clerkship and/or Post-JD Fellowship
5) Obtain faculty connections
6) Be super smart
7) Be super lucky



Seems easy enough.




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