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 three timed batches (called “distributions”) throughout the hiring season; this ensures that new applications submitted after the initial deadline are easy to identify.
FAR Distributions 2020
|Distribution to Schools|
|1||August 20, 2020|
|2||September 10, 2020|
|3||October 5, 2020|
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 Interfolio; 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
With the move to Interfolio, Law School Appointment Committees will be able to find candidates more easily through a more robust search process. This new platform improves the online review process, allowing interviewers to review and evaluate all candidates’ materials in a document reader, comment on, and rank applicants. To find the answers to frequently asked questions about the new platform, follow the link below.