Behind the Scenes

What does a screening interview actually entail? What does a job talk sound like? Why should I consider doing a VAP? These resources help reveal the mysteries behind the law faculty hiring process.

Pathways

Advanced Degrees

Interview with Aman Gebru, a recently hired professor at Duquesne University School of Law who holds a doctoral degree and was a VAP at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Learn more about advanced degrees.

Law Fellowships & VAPs

Interview with Aman Gebru, Visiting Assistant Professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University about his experience in the role and how it prepared him for a faculty appointment at Duquesne University School of Law in fall 2019.
Interview with Claire Donohue, Assistant Clinical Professor at Boston College Law School, on her experience in a clinical fellowship and with the clinical faculty hiring process.

Transcript

Learn more about fellowships and VAPs.


Hiring Process

Screening Interviews

In this simulation of a typical 20-30 minute screening interview, the participants address some of the most common interview questions and offer tips on the best ways to answer tough questions from law faculty hiring teams.
In this simulation, the participants demonstrate more difficult questions and topics that may arise in a law faculty screening interview.
This webinar is designed as a primer on initial interviews with law school hiring teams, whether conducted in person, virtually, or at the AALS faculty recruitment conference. We assembled a group of faculty, both subject-matter and clinical, ready to share their experiences and advice about these screening interviews.
Professor Deborah Epstein (Georgetown University Law Center) offers advice regarding time management during the interview.

Learn more about screening interviews.

On-Campus Callback Interviews

Mock job talk given by Professor Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law at the George Washington University School of Law.
Introduced by Sean Scott, Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and Emily Hammond, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor at the George Washington University School of Law.
Mock job talk debrief with Professors Emily Hammond, Robert L. Glicksman, Dmitry Karshtedt, Matthew Sipe, Kate Weisburd of the George Washington University School of Law, and Professor Sean Scott of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

Learn more about on-campus callback interviews.