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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 11:40:13 PM »
Yes, they pay for bar dues, but generally that comes out of your faculty development fund.  No 0% finance on mortgages unless you are some superstar that they want very badly (i.e., I have not heard of that before, but done rule it out).

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 11:20:15 PM »
Perks - depends on what you think of as perks, but some of the good things I like are, no teaching over the summer or Christmas break, hundreds of dollars a year book fund, travel to conferences (such as england, germany, puerto rico, canada, africa, etc.), some schools will let you do some side practice

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 10:29:51 PM »
You are right on both counts.  Wanna switch places? ;D

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:26:31 PM »
why you hatin' on Tom? :'(

I didn't know y'all were bff.  Let the hating commence in full force!   :D
How are you LP?  It has been a minute.

LOL.  I am doing pretty good.  how are you doing?  Yes, it has been a minute.  I have been keeping busy with class. What have you been up to?

I'm hanging in there.  I've been doing much of the same.  Trying to figure what I want to do after this dog and pony show is over.

That is good to hear.  I hope you are enjoying your classes.  Do the teaching thing.  All things considered, it is the best job a lawyer can have.

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:18:48 PM »
Hey LP! :)

Tom Bell is Scotch-Irish.

Hey Mo, whats shaking?  Tom is one of those underrepresented non-minority law professors.

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:15:10 PM »
'cause he hatin' on us.

Yeah, I noticed.  Whats up with that?  Some clown who writes on IP now thinks he can write on race.  I am glad I know now that I have it better than white men in finding a law teaching job. ::)

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:12:59 PM »
why you hatin' on Tom? :'(

I didn't know y'all were bff.  Let the hating commence in full force!   :D
How are you LP?  It has been a minute.

LOL.  I am doing pretty good.  how are you doing?  Yes, it has been a minute.  I have been keeping busy with class. What have you been up to?

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 08:55:42 PM »
why you hatin' on Tom? :'(

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 05:32:57 PM »
NOW you want me to say something? ::)

Seems most has already been said.  But, as an overall response to this thread, I would say that school, journal experience, publications, clerkship and recommendations are the most important things.  School, because generally, schools are very conservative about what they consider good schools or not.  So, if you go to a school outside of the top 15-17 schools, you will probably need an LLM in one of the teaching fellowships such as the ones at Georgetown, Wisconsin and the like.  Journal experience gives some indication of grades, and scholarly interest/potential.  Publications are important (and much more important for those that done have the JD from a high ranked school, or journal experience) as they show more than scholarly potential, but that you actually can produce high level scholarship.  A cleriship is important because it again gives indication of scholarly potential.  Recommendations are important for two reasons.  While the importance of the recommender is important, I think the unequivical endorcement of the candidate is much more important.  The recommender must speak of the candidate's ability to perform the three pillars of the academy, which are teaching, scholarship and service.  I hope this is of some help. 

Oh, and generally because getting into law teaching is such a competitive environment, most people typically cant name their starting location and often start off somewhere they had not thought they would start their career.  There are some great schools out there outside the top 14 and those schools have some fantastic professors.  If you wait around for NYU, Yale, Harvard and the like to call you for a position, you will probably be waiting around for a long time.

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Black Law Students / Re: So you want to be a law professor?
« on: January 28, 2007, 10:53:28 AM »
Interesting thread.

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