Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Law School Entry-Level Faculty Hiring Down Only 4%

Sarah Lawsky (UC-Irvine), Spring Self-Reported Entry Level Hiring Report 2015:


For a list of the entry level tax hires, see here.

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But 4% from an already historic low. Somewhat misleading.

Posted by: mike livingston | May 20, 2015 4:11:01 AM

Perhaps "down 55 percent from 2011" would have been a better headline.

Posted by: butch | May 20, 2015 7:54:27 AM

At least 30 out of the 55 schools that hired likely have no business hiring. Bravado is clearly driving this decision-making. Healthy institutions hire annually, and a lot of struggling law schools want to project health. Law firms do the same crap when they bring in a summer class of 80+ attorneys. Deans need to forget about public perception and start cutting costs. That means no new hiring.

Posted by: JM | May 20, 2015 8:29:04 AM