Transforming the Legal Academy
Presented by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will host a virtual panel to discuss “Transforming the Legal Academy” on Friday, September 24, 2021. We invite law fellows, associates, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are considering entering the higher education academic teaching market to attend. The conference will be hosted in a virtual format.

Participants will learn about the pathways (traditional, practice, LLM/VAP/fellowships) to becoming a law professor and the specific tracks (tenure, clinical, legal writing) to aid in doing so. Participants will also receive advice on how to interview for this profession and be a successful candidate. Learn how to set your research agenda and how to decide what to teach from current law school tenured professors from around the country.

Agenda*

Welcome
9:00 a.m.

Co-interim Dean and Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Keynote
9:10 a.m.

Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Conference Commentator

Associate Dean of Special Projects
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Becoming a Law Professor: Tracks (Tenure, Clinical, Legal Writing) and Paths (Traditional, Practice, LLM/VAP/Fellowship)
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Professor of Law
Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center
Michigan State University Law

Clinical Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

President and Dean
California Western School of Law

Doing the Job: Setting your Research Agenda & What to Teach
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Associate Dean for Non-JD Programs
Professor of Law
Penn State Law

Dean and Professor of Law
Florida A&M Law School
Associate Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Nuts and Bolts: AALS, Interviews & Job Talks
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Co-Director, UNLV Workplace Law Program
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Professor of Law
NSU College of Law

Closing Remarks/Wrap up
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

* Agenda and panel participants are subject to change

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