Most often when law students first consider a career in academia, they think of being a tenured professor. If that's your goal, you'll want to review the following section for more detailed information and advice on that path:
Law schools and universities however, offer a wide variety of opportunities for lawyers in addition to the traditional professorship, including:
- Clinical teaching
- Law Librarian
- General Counsel's Office
- Law School Centers or Programs
- Government and Community Relations (Lobbying)
- Law School or undergraduate administration (student affairs, career services, development, etc.)
To learn more about these options, check out:
- AALS Directory
Lists, by school, the full-time faculty and professional staff of all member and fee-paid law schools, with biographical sketches.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Best source for news, commentary, job listings, career advice and data on colleges and graduate schools.
- Teaching Fellowships for Aspiring Law Professors
Description of programs that you can use to get onto a law teaching career track.
- Legal Scholarship Network
The legal scholarship network of SRRN distributes a weekly email with legal academic job postings and law conference announcements.
- Clinical Legal Education Association
Directory of clinicians and clinical job postings.
- From Lawyer to Administrator
Handbook on Law School administration jobs. What they're like and how to make the transition.