Transactional work and professorship

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Transactional work and professorship

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 am

The requirements for becoming a law professor seem to match more with what people interested in litigation would normally do (i.e., A3 clerkship, law review, etc.). What is the best path to become a professor if I'm interested in doing transactional work? Is it possible for someone to become a law professor (at T14) by going to HYS, taking a lot of business-related/business school classes, working at Wachtell/S&C/Cravath M&A/tax/securities/etc. without doing an A3 clerkship and law review?

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Re: Transactional work and professorship

Postby Nelson » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:14 pm

It's pretty much the same. Go to HYS, do well, be connected, and publish a lot. A PhD in economics helps. I dunno why you'd think that transactional people wouldn't do law review.

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Re: Transactional work and professorship

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:22 pm

All you have to do is ask.

98.3% of law professor applicants want to be a con law professor, 1.5% want to be crim professors and 0.2% want to be tax professors.

Corporate professors are conscripted from from the ranks of big firm attorneys who are drugged and tazered by law school deans.

Tulane recently hired a professor to teach business associations & contracts who was actually a sophomore in college but didn't know any better.

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Re: Transactional work and professorship

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:10 pm

thesealocust wrote:All you have to do is ask.

98.3% of law professor applicants want to be a con law professor, 1.5% want to be crim professors and 0.2% want to be tax professors.

Corporate professors are conscripted from from the ranks of big firm attorneys who are drugged and tazered by law school deans.

Tulane recently hired a professor to teach business associations & contracts who was actually a sophomore in college but didn't know any better.


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Re: Transactional work and professorship

Postby 911 crisis actor » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:25 pm

Just become a V10 partner and teach a 2 credit M&A course on the side. Not a hard thing to do




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