Recruitment Conference

Interviews | Schedule | Hotel | Transportation

Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13, 2018


Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC

The Faculty Recruitment Conference (FRC) offers law school hiring teams a place to meet and to conduct interviews with prospective faculty in one venue over a three-day period each fall.

The registration fee is included in the Faculty Recruitment Services. Candidates will receive an email in September to confirm their attendance at the conference. Hiring teams are registered to attend by the administrator of their Faculty Recruitment team.


Law schools participating in FRC typically contact candidates they wish to consider before the conference and schedule onsite interviews with them in advance. Interviews are usually scheduled every 30 minutes; thus, with time to navigate the hotel, the actual interview length is usually about 20-25 minutes. However, AALS does not specify what hours to interview or how long the interviews should last.

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Conference Schedule

FRC begins with a workshop about the academic hiring process that is open to all interested candidates. Law schools do not schedule interviews during the workshop. All receptions and lounges listed are open to all candidates. We encourage all participants to review our materials on the law school recruitment process (coming soon!) prior to the conference.

Preliminary Schedule (PDF)
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The room block for the Faculty Recruitment Conference is now open. Book a hotel reservation at the Marriott Wardman Park.

For booking an interview room(s) please email

Getting around the hotel

The Marriott Wardman Park can be a confusing hotel to navigate. We recommend that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with the layout before your interviews begin. When locating a specific room, use this key to understand the room number:

  • The first digit indicates the floor.
  • The second digit indicates the part of the hotel: 0 or 1 is the Center Tower, 3 is the Wardman Tower
  • The last two digits indicate the room number on the floor.


A number of restaurants are located in the hotel:

  • Stone’s Throw, serving a wide variety of food items, is open for breakfast and lunch from 6 a.m. – 3 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Woodley Park Pantry is open from 6 am-11 pm, serving Illy’s Coffee, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Harry’s Pub serves sandwiches, light fare, and cocktails from 11 am-1 am.
    The Marriott Wardman Park does not offer room service, but does offer “Fresh Bites,” a food service where guests can pick-up breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner from one of the hotel’s food outlets. Call “At Your Service” from your room to place your order.

For those who prefer to dine outside the hotel, a wide variety of restaurants are located within a short walking distance.

Business Center

There is a full-service FedEx business center (extension 2769) on the mezzanine level of the hotel. It provides copying and computer usage as well as faxing and sells general office supplies. The hours during the conference are 7 am-7 pm but it can be accessed by hotel guests 24 hours with your room key.

Internet Access

The hotel provides complimentary wireless internet in AALS interviewing suites and guest rooms, the hotel lobby, and public areas.

Fitness Center

The Fitness Center on the lobby level is free of charge and accessible 24 hours a day with a guestroom key. There is an outdoor jogging course in Rock Creek Park near the hotel; ask the concierge for details and directions.


The hotel is wheelchair accessible at all public locations. All sleeping rooms are accessible, but be sure to specifically request an accessible room when making your reservation.

Some meeting rooms may be slightly more difficult to access than others. Call hotel security (pick up any house phone), preferably in advance, to ensure access to any location in the hotel. AALS can provide, upon request, sign language interpreters for the hearing impaired.

If you need access-related accommodations, please contact AALS no later than October 4, 2017, at (202) 296-8851 or for this information.

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The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is located at the corner of Connecticut Avenue NW and Woodley Road NW, in Washington, DC. The nearest Metro stop is the Red Line Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/National Zoo stop.

Airport Transportation

Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located eight miles from the hotel; taxi fare is approximately $30 one way. Super Shuttle door-to-door service (with other stops) to the hotel will cost $14 each way. The Super Shuttle ticket counters are located in the Terminals B and C baggage claim area next to doors 4 and 9. Guests arriving in Terminal A should proceed to the Super Shuttle loading area immediately outside the Terminal A door. 24-hour advance reservation is required when you return to the airport.

To ride the Metro to the hotel, take the Yellow Line to Gallery Place/ Chinatown and change to the Red Line (heading toward Shady Grove) to the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/National Zoo Metro station.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about 27 miles from the hotel; taxi fare is approximately $65 each way (use metered cab). Super Shuttle door-to-door service (with other stops) to the hotel will cost $29 each way. The Super Shuttle ticket counters are located on the lower level just before the East and West exits. After purchasing a ticket, the shuttle service representative will escort you to the loading areas at 1D and 1E. 24-hour advance reservation is required when you return to the airport.

Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 40 minutes in non-rush hour traffic from the hotel. Taxi fare from BWI is approximately $88. Super Shuttle door-to-door service (with other stops) to the hotel will cost $39 each way. The Super Shuttle ticket counters are both located on the lower level baggage claim area. One ticket counter is near baggage claim #1 (Southwest Airlines Terminal – Concourse A) and the other ticket counter is near baggage claim #10 (Concourse C). 24-hour advance reservation is required when you return to the airport.

The MARC train (a local commuter train between Baltimore and Washington) runs between BWI and Union Station in Washington, D.C. every Monday through Friday. Go to the Amtrak MARC shuttle stop on the lower level ground transportation area outside of baggage claim. Shuttles to the train stop depart every 15 minutes. One-way fare is $7; Visa and MasterCard are accepted. The trip to Union Station will take approximately 38 minutes. From Union Station you can take a taxi or the Metro Red Line to the Hotel – Woodley Park/ Adams Morgan/National Zoo Metro stop.

Hotel Parking

Self-parking at the Marriott Wardman Park is $45 per day and valet parking is $50 per day.

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