The Faculty Appointments Register (FAR) is an online database of applications submitted by individuals interested in becoming a law teacher. Candidates fill out a form that standardizes information about education, teaching and employment experience, publications, bar passage, scholarly focus, and other relevant qualifications into an easily-searchable database for schools to use to identify promising candidates.
Once your school completes the submission form and pays the access fee, your recruitment team may access the FAR at any time starting in mid-June. Because the FAR is open to applicants on a rolling deadline from June through September, AALS releases the submitted candidate information to schools in two timed batches (called “distributions”) throughout the hiring season; this ensures that new applications submitted after the initial deadline are easy to identify.
FAR Distributions 2021
|Deadline||Distribution to Schools|
|1||August 10, 2021||August 18, 2021|
|2||September 14, 2021||September 21, 2021|
If you are an interviewer and do not have a username and password, please contact your school’s designated contact person. Please do not “register” through the AALS FAR website; it is for candidates only.
Restrictions on Use of the Faculty Appointments Register
AALS makes the FAR available on the express condition that the information contained in it is used by schools solely for the purpose of evaluating candidates for possible faculty recruitment and not for any other purpose. FAR information or data should not be used for research, converted into any database or shared with any person not directly involved in the school’s faculty recruitment process.