I have been thinking lately that I might want to teach--not as a law professor, but as a professor at a university, either at the undergrad or grad level. I have a couple of questions for anyone who has insight:
1. Does a law degree plus some relevant practice experience qualify me to teach, say, public policy classes or political science (assuming my experience is in those areas)?
2. The ABA has made a declaration that a JD is to be considered the equivalent of a Ph.D. for the purposes of hiring at the university level. Of course, this is the ABA, in whose best interest it is to have JDs seen as high-level academics. Does anyone have any experience with university hiring policies regarding any sort of JD-PhD equivalence?
I am a 2L at a tier 2 school with decent (top 20%) grades, if that's relevant. I know I won't be a law professor with those stats, but I'm not sure how important they are to a liberal arts-type professor gig.