If you were ever interested in how to become a professor at a law school your ship is about to come in.
Now available on SSRN is the table of contents and introduction to a forthcoming book about how to become a law professor. Written by Brannon Denning, Marcia McCormick and Jeffery Lipshaw, it is being published by the American Bar Association. The provocative title is: Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate's Guide. From the abstract:
This is the Table of Contents and the Introduction to a forthcoming book from the American Bar Association. The authors provide detailed advice and resources for aspiring law professors, including a description of the categories of law faculty (and what they do), possible paths to careers in the legal academy, and "how to" guides for filling out the AALS's Faculty Appointments Register, interviewing at the Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market"), issues for non-traditional candidates, dealing with callbacks and job offers, and getting ready for the first semester on the job.
Follow the link to the SSRN abstract . Then use the "One-Click Download" to review the full TOC and the introductory material. As you can imagine as soon as the book is published we will add it to our collection.