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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by 09042014 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:37 pm

dresden doll wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
There is an argument that a lot of academic placement is self selection. Future academics don't end up at Columbia, NYU etc etc in large number. I wonder how true that is.
In my experience it holds, but my experience is exceedingly limited.
Your sex life isn't relevant DD.
Inapposite joke.
I had to look that word up.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by chem » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:39 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
There is an argument that a lot of academic placement is self selection. Future academics don't end up at Columbia, NYU etc etc in large number. I wonder how true that is.


Your sex life isn't relevant DD.
Inapposite joke.
I had to look that word up.
GRE word

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by quakeroats » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:16 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
dresden doll wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
dresden doll wrote: There is an argument that a lot of academic placement is self selection. Future academics don't end up at Columbia, NYU etc etc in large number. I wonder how true that is.
In my experience it holds, but my experience is exceedingly limited.

Your sex life isn't relevant DD.
Inapposite joke.
I had to look that word up.
I've seen it in a non-trivial number of opinions. It's pronounced in-app-uh-zit with emphasis on app.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by bjsesq » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:19 pm

quakeroats wrote:I've seen it in a non-trivial number of opinions. It's pronounced in-app-uh-zit with emphasis on app.
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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Helmholtz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:21 pm

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by paratactical » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:25 pm

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by quakeroats » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:34 pm

bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:I've seen it in a non-trivial number of opinions. It's pronounced in-app-uh-zit with emphasis on app.
Cool
I only mention it because apposite has a secondary pronunciation (uh-poz-it). Inapposite does not, so in-uh-poz-it is wrong.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Helmholtz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:35 pm

quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:I've seen it in a non-trivial number of opinions. It's pronounced in-app-uh-zit with emphasis on app.
Cool
I only mention it because apposite has a secondary pronunciation (uh-poz-it). Inapposite does not, so in-uh-poz-it is wrong.
Cool

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by quakeroats » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:36 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
quakeroats wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
quakeroats wrote:I've seen it in a non-trivial number of opinions. It's pronounced in-app-uh-zit with emphasis on app.
Cool
I only mention it because apposite has a secondary pronunciation (uh-poz-it). Inapposite does not, so in-uh-poz-it is wrong.
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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by 09042014 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:37 pm

I figured it out from context, but I wanted to be sure.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by quakeroats » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:43 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I figured it out from context, but I wanted to be sure.
You messed up the snark.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:09 am

If I were fairly certain I'd be middle of the class at a good school, would I be better off being top of the class at a lesser school?

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Anonymous User wrote:If I were fairly certain I'd be middle of the class at a good school, would I be better off being top of the class at a lesser school?
Perhaps, but the problem here is that you can't assume you'll be at the top of the class at a lesser school.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by nickwar » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:15 am

Well first you go to law school. Come back when you have that taken care of.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:07 am

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:If I were fairly certain I'd be middle of the class at a good school, would I be better off being top of the class at a lesser school?
Perhaps, but the problem here is that you can't assume you'll be at the top of the class at a lesser school.
This is VERY true. Thanks!

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:24 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests.

Also:
Adding to the "How to be a professor" articles: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? ... id=1650713 (the intro to the book that was reviewed in the earlier SSRN posting).
Professors talking about why prestige plays such a factor in hiring: http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leit ... iring.html
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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by Richie Tenenbaum » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Wow, SO much good info on this thread. I am SO grateful!

I just looked into Bigelow and my panic attack subsided, haha ;)

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/bigelow/apply
Reading the profiles of the past Bigelow scholars is just depressing.

I guess I should have gotten a PhD before law school and been published multiple times (including publications in multiple languages): http://www.law.uchicago.edu/node/525/publications

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by taxguy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:59 pm

There is no question that if you want to teach in a top 10 school, pedigree is a big factor. However, There are planty of lower tiered schools that will take people who didn't go to a top name law school. IN addition, regardless of the law school attended, if you publlish a number of article in top journals and top law reviews, you will be in demand. Yes, I have even seen a few Cooley grads on the faculties of law schools. The key is your publication quality and where they were published.

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Re: How do I become a law professor...

Post by LilGuy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:12 pm

Would reading articles by legal academics make someone a better attorney? I'm a 0L and I don't plan on reading any, but I'm curious as to what purpose they supposedly serve.

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