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. 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 16, 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, 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 16, 2022, 4 – 5:15 pm Eastern 

Program schedule and registration details to come.


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Darby Dickerson, President and Dean at Southwestern Law School

Darby Dickerson is the President and Dean, and a Professor of Law, at Southwestern Law School. She formerly served as Dean at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, The John Marshall Law School, Texas Tech University School of Law, and Stetson University College of Law.  

 A nationally known leader in legal education, Dickerson is the Immediate Past President of the AALS. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Past President and current Board Member of Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, and a former Director of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). 

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Sean Scott, Dean and President, California Western School of Law

Sean Scott joined the California Western School of Law as dean and president in 2020.  She was previously senior associate dean and associate dean for faculty at Loyola Marymount Law, where she expanded legal education through a variety of innovative programs including a Master of Science in Legal Studies, the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law program, and the Fashion Law Project.     


Her innovative approach extended to the classroom as well, resulting in numerous honors, including the Student Bar Association’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award and the Black Law Students Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award.     


Scott currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Women’s Law Center.  Before joining academia, Scott was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College.    

AALS Section Webinars

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