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What You Need to Know about Law Professorships

published September 22, 2008

By CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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If you're an attorney or you're in law school, one career avenue you may have considered is becoming a law professor. After all, going into academic work is less fast-paced than trial attorney work (and many other specialties) and offers you the ability to teach the next generation of attorneys through your own knowledge and experience. Unfortunately, there's not a lot of information out there on law professor jobs, and some of what is out there may be contradictory. Here's some basic information, then, that will help you decide, based on job requirements and work environments, whether or not you want to become a law professor.
 
What You Need to Know about Law Professorships

Is the School Important?

General wisdom has it that if you're interested in becoming a law professor, the school you attend can be very important. After all, Yale Law School leads by a significant margin in the production of new teaching candidates, and after Yale come Harvard and Stanford. Schools definitely do pay attention to where you received your degree. However, that's not the only factor.

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