The AALS offers three main services for those interested in finding a job as a law teacher. We offer the Faculty Appointments Register, Faculty Recruitment Conference, and Placement Bulletin.
The FAR is a collection of information about registrants interested in teaching at law schools. Deans and recruiters of AALS member, fee-paid and other participating law schools review this information in preparation for the Faculty Recruitment Conference, typically held in October. The FAR is made available to law school recruiters during the academic year. Anyone interested in teaching can participate. The FAR form is not a complete resume but is designed to provide sufficient information to law school recruiters, enabling them to select registrants for interviews. To be included in a distribution, the AALS must receive the online form and payment by the appropriate deadline date. The fee includes a subscription to the Placement Bulletin and covers the cost of attending the Faculty Recruitment Conference.
The FRC is organized to offer law school recruiting teams and registrants interested in faculty positions an opportunity to meet and interview over the course of a three-day event each October.
The Placement Bulletin lists available law school faculty and administrative positions, as well as positions related to legal education outside law schools. It is issued four times each academic year. Individuals who are registered for the Faculty Appointments Register may access the Placement Bulletin online only by logging in and clicking on “View Job Bulletin.”
If you are interested in accessing the Placement Bulletin without registering in the FAR, please complete the Publications Order Form and return it to the AALS.
Law schools and organizations interested in posting positions on the Placement Bulletin may submit their advertisements through our online form.
The Visiting and International Visiting Faculty Registers are for full-time law teachers at member and fee-paid schools seeking invitations to serve in visiting positions during the forthcoming school year and for international law school faculty who are faculty members at non-U.S. law schools seeking to visit at a U.S. law school. The information gathered for these registers is available electronically to deans and faculty at member and fee paid schools.