School recruitment committees may begin to reach out to candidates in the FAR as soon as the first distribution is made available to them on August 18. Though the 2021 Faculty Recruitment Conference has been canceled, if you submit your FAR profile and payment in time for the first distribution, you will be invited to attend a series of virtual events designed to help you brush up on your interviewing skills and deliver your best throughout the hiring season.

On Tuesday, August 17, join us for a virtual version of the annual Candidates Workshop. You will have an opportunity to discuss interview questions and solicit advice in small groups from experienced faculty members. The virtual workshop will be hosted by Sean M. Scott, President and Dean, California Western School of Law and Darby Dickerson, AALS Immediate Past President and President and Dean, Southwestern Law School.

The link to register for the Candidates Workshop will be emailed to you after August 10.

Virtual Candidates Workshop

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 4 – 5:15 pm Eastern 

4:00 pm ET 

Welcome
AALS Executive Director Judith Areen 

Introduction and Overview
Sean M. Scott, President and Dean, California Western School of Law 

Welcome
Darby Dickerson, AALS Immediate Past President, and President and Dean, Southwestern Law School 

4:15 pm ET 

Question and Answer – Small Groups
Candidates will discuss their interview questions with experienced faculty members in Zoom breakout rooms. 

Breakout Facilitators:
Mark Alexander, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law 
Susan Carle, American University, Washington College of Law 
Darby Dickerson, Southwestern Law School 
Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Texas Tech University School of Law 
Christina Koningisor, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law
Veryl Miles, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law 
Sean Scott, California Western School of Law  

4:45 pm ET 

Question and Answer – Audience-wide Session
We will open the discussion to the entire audience and solicit broad advice from experienced faculty members present. 

5:00 pm ET 

Final Words from Experienced Faculty Members 

Closing
Sean M. Scott, President and Dean, California Western School of Law 

Faculty Experts

Mark C. Alexander, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Susan D. Carle, American University, Washington College of Law

Darby Dickerson, Southwestern Law School

Wendy-Adele Humphrey, Texas Tech University School of Law

Christina Koningisor, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Veryl Victoria Miles, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Sean M. Scott, California Western School of Law

AALS Section Webinars

Several AALS Sections will also host Q&A webinars on August 11 and 12 to offer candidates guidance and an open forum for discussion. Each will have a separate registration, to be shared at the beginning of August.   

Wednesday, August 11 

Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research | 2 – 3pm  

Minority Groups | 4 – 5pm 

Thursday, August 12 

Women in Legal Education | 2 – 3pm