Release Schedule & Pricing | Sample Issue | Information for Recruiters

The Placement Bulletin is a publication (available as an e-pub, but also printed for law libraries) that lists available law school faculty and administrative positions, as well as positions related to legal education in other departments and at international law schools. It is issued four times each academic year. Positions listed include:

  • Director Positions
  • Entry-Level Teaching Positions
  • Experienced Teaching Positions
  • Clinical Teaching Positions
  • Chaired/Endowed Faculty Positions
  • Administrative Positions
  • Legal Research/Writing Positions
  • Visitor Positions
  • Fellowships

Release Schedule

Issue Date Posted Online
1 August 31, 2017
2 September 21, 2017
3 October 17, 2017
4 February 2, 2018

If you are registered for the Faculty Appointments Register, you have already paid for access to the Placement Bulletin. You can see each issue as it is released by logging in to the FAR site and clicking on “View Job Bulletin.”

If you are interested in subscribing to the online Placement Bulletin without registering for the FAR, please complete the Publications Order Form and submit it as instructed. Email with questions.

Rates: Single Issue – $55; Annual subscription (4 issues) – $170.

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Sample Issue

Placement Bulletin sample issue

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Information for Recruiters

If you would like to post your school’s open positions in one or more issues of the Placement Bulletin, simply submit them via our online form using the guidelines below. Your submission of this ad indicates that your institution conforms to the AALS non-discrimination policies.


  1. Identify the type of position, which determines the section in which your ad will appear. If the advertised position fits more than one category, you may submit more than one ad for the position.
  2. Limit your ads to 500 words or less for directorships, and 300 words or less for all other positions.
  3. Include an email address for the primary point of contact for the Placement Bulletin ad.
  4. Indicate whether you want the ad to appear in the first, second, third, and/or fourth distribution of the Placement Bulletin.

Note: Deanships are now posted on the AALS home page. Administrative positions are posted on LinkedIn. To submit a Deanship or administrative position, please contact

Submission Deadlines & Rates

Issue Deadline for School Date Posted Online
1 August 17, 2017 August 31, 2017
2 September 7, 2017 September 21, 2017
3 September 28, 2017 October 17, 2017
4 January 18, 2018 February 2, 2018

Member and fee-paid schools may post open positions in the Placement Bulletin at no charge. Non-member schools (including law schools not located in the United States) are subject to a $150 fee per posting. This fee is waived if the school registers for AALS Faculty Recruitment Services.

Email with questions.

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