Experienced Lawyers and Law Teaching Careers–PART III

This is the third of a four part series on experienced lawyers who want to become full time law professors, with a specific focus on adjunct teaching. You can read the prior series (and the preceding five-part series) here.

3) What is required when a practitioner wants to teach as an adjunct?

Each school handles adjunct hiring differently. I got my first two gigs as an adjunct by sending to the local law schools, unsolicited, a course proposal, syllabus and resume. Schools also advertise for adjunct positions (although those advertisements may run very late in the school’s decision-making process), and the academic dean and professors teaching in a particular area may also recommend adjunct candidates for particular needs. A lawyer determined to get an adjunct position is probably best served by networking with the academic dean or professors at the target school.