February 6, 2004


To: Deans of Member and Fee-Paid Schools
From: Joyce Saltalamachia
Subject: Faculty Appointments Register, Winter 2004 Distribution


Enclosed is the winter distribution of the Faculty Appointments Register (FAR). It contains 54 new faculty appointments registration forms, including those forms that were first made available at the Faculty Recruitment Conference in October. Data on all candidates can also be accessed online by visiting and clicking on the "Run Candidate Search" link.

In addition, this distribution of the register contains a list of candidates whose biographical sketches were distributed in the fall and who are still interested in being considered for positions. Address and/or telephone number changes or corrections are included in the list.

The Candidate information must be handled in a manner to protect the confidentiality of candidates. Schools may not share FAR candidate information outside the law school appointments process. It is also very important that schools not contact a present employer unless the candidate has checked off on the form "You may contact my employer" or has otherwise authorized such contact. Candidates have a legitimate interest in not risking unauthorized contact with their employer. Please take steps to insure that those involved in your school's hiring process agree to protect the candidate's confidentiality.

The first edition of the 2004-2005 Faculty Appointments Register will be distributed in mid August. The 2004 Faculty Recruitment Conference will be held November 4-6 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. We will notify you of the FAR deadline and distribution dates this spring.

cc:    AALS Executive Committee
        Deans of Fee-Paid and Modified Service Fee-Paid Schools

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