163 Reports so far. The most recent reports are from Charlotte, Harvard, and Houston. Other recent reports include UC Berkeley, the University of North Carolina, Wash U, the University of Miami, and the University of Florida.
The entry-level hiring report remains at the top of the blog--click through for the data and listings, plus instructions for submitting additional reports.
Help! I hope to begin preparing the full version of the entry level hiring report soon--with specific information on PhDs by discipline, post-doc (fellowship and VAP) programs, date of JD, etc. If you have an additional report, it would be very helpful if you could send it in before May 1. Also, if your law school will not make an entry-level hire this year, please report that information.
I would especially appreciate reports (including "no entry-level hiring" reports) from Duke, Harvard, NYU, Stanford, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
In the JD Placement tournament, it is:
University of Virginia 11
UC Berkeley 8
University of Chicago 7
University of Michigan 6
University of Texas 5.
These 11 schools account for 113 of 161 or about 69% of (U.S. law school) placements.
This year I am asking for the reports to be made using the comments function--comments require approval, so there will be a short delay before your report appears. If you prefer to report anonymously, use the comment function and indicate "Anonymous Report" as the first two words of your comment. I will not approve the comment, but cut and paste the information into the body of the post. If you must, send an email, but please understand that it will add to the already enormous amount of my time that this project consumes.
Please provide as much of the following information as you can in the following format:
Hiring Institution: Name of hire. First law degree, first law degree institution, first law degree year. Highest other graduate degree, highest other degree field, highest other degree institution, highest other graduate degree year. Post-doc position title, post-doc program type, post-doc program institution.
So here is a sample entry:
New York Law School: Jane Roe. JD, Yale, 2004. PhD, History, Harvard, 2001. Bigelow Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, Chicago.
Some further explanations:
Report only entry level hiring for tenure track positions. A candidate who is hired to a non-tenure track position should not be reported. A candidate who is moving from a non-tenure track position to their first tenure-track position should be reported.
I will compile statistics for U.S. law schools, but feel free to report hires to non-U.S. institutions that would be of interest to the readers of "Legal Theory Blog."
If the entry-level hire has multiple doctorates (e.g., two PhDs, a DPhil and an SJD) report them all. Otherwise, I will report only one highest other degree; in other words, I will not report a masters and a doctorate. If a candidate has two "first" law degrees (e.g., an LLB from a non-U.S. law school and a JD from a U.S. law school) report both.
Please use broad standard categories to describe the advanced degree field. For example, use "Political Science" rather than "Government," "Politics," or "Political Theory." Use "History" rather than "Latin American History" or "Legal History."
For first-law degrees from non-U.S. law schools, please report the actual degree awarded and not the U.S. equivalent. For example, report LLB not JD.
Post-doc programs include "Visiting Assistant Professorships," "Fellowships," and other programs that do not result in a degree but are intended to serve as a transition to full-time law teaching.
Post-doc program types. There are many variations, but try to use categories like the following: Teaching Fellowship, Research Scholar, Research & Teaching Fellowship, Visiting Assistant Professorship, Legal Writing Instructor.
The JD Tournament (Institution-Number of JD Students Placed):
University of Arizona-1
Universidad Catolica Andres Bello-1
University of Chicago-6
University of Connecticut-1
University of Florida-1
University of Georgia-1
University of Illinois-1
University of Michigan-6
University of Minnesota-2
University of Pennsylvania-3
University of Southern California-1
University of Texas-5
University of Toronto-1
University of Virginia-10
University of Wisconsin-1
Washington & Lee-2
William & Mary-1
No law degree-1
Here are the reports, organized by hiring institution:
Janie Chuang, JD Harvard, 1998, Visiting Assistant Professor, American.
Carissa Hessick. JD, Yale, 2002. Climenko Fellowship, Teaching Fellowship, Harvard.
David Olson. JD, Harvard Law School, 2000. Residential Fellow, Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS).
Vlad Perju, Maîtrise, Sorbonne, 2000. SJD, 2007, Harvard. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Boston College.
James Park. JD, Yale, 2000.
California Western School of Law:
Donald Smythe. J.D., University of Virginia, 1999. Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1992.
Alexander Reinert. J.D., NYU, 1999.
Case Western Reserve University:
Cassandra Robertson. JD Texas 2002.
Cara Drinan. JD, Stanford, 2002. MA, Oxford, Politics,
Philosophy, and Economics, 1999. Visiting Assistant Professor, Catholic.
Charleston School of Law:
Kristin Balding Gutting, JD, St. Louis University, 2000. LLM, University of Florida, 2001. Visiting Assistant Professor of Law University of Florida.
Charlotte School of Law:
Anthony Ketron. JD, Virginia, 1998.
David Levine. JD, Case Western, 1998. Residential Fellow, Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS).
Kimberley D. Bailey. JD, University of Michigan, 2000. Visiting Scholar, University of Houston Law Center, 2006-2007.
City University of New York:
Carmen Huertas. JD, Fordham, 2002. Adjunct Professor, Community Economic Development Clinic, Fordham.
Columbia Law School:
Christina Duffy Burnett, JD, Yale, 1998. PhD Candidate, History, Princeton, [expected date]. Program on Law and Public Affairs, Research Scholar, Princeton.
Mark Moller. JD, University of Chicago, 1999. LLM, University of Cambridge, 2000.
Allison Brownell Tirres. JD, Harvard, 2004. PhD, History, Harvard, 2007.
Drexel College of Law:
Bret Asbury, JD Yale, 2003.
Thomas Brennan. JD, Harvard, 2001. PhD, Mathematics, Harvard 1998. Visiting Scholar, [type], Sloan School of Management, MIT.
Luke Meier. JD Texas 2000. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska.
Eric M. Fink. JD, NYU, 1997. M.Sc., University of London, 1985. Lecturer/Legal Writing Instructor, Stanford.
Jeff Hammond, JD, Emory, 2001. MTS, Emory, 2001.
Adam MacLeod, JD, Notre Dame, 2000.
David Pimentel. JD, UC Berkeley, 1988. MA, Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1987.
Florida International University College of Law:
Lillian Aponte Miranda. JD, University of Florida, 2001.
Megan A. Fairlie. JD, Washington & Lee, 1996. PhD, Law, National University of Ireland (Galway), [Date of PhD?].
Cyra A. Choudhury, JD, Georgetown, 2004. LLM, Georgetown, 2007.
Manuel A. Gomez, JD, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, 1993. JSD, Stanford, 2006.
Kerri L. Stone, JD, New York University, 2000. Abraham Freedman Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, Temple.
Florida State University:
Kelli A. Alces. JD, University of Illinois, 2005. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, University of Richmond School of Law.
Jeanne Fromer. JD, Harvard, 2002. SM, Computer Science, MIT, 1998. Alexander Fellow, Research Scholar, NYU, and Information Society Project Fellow, Research Scholar, Yale.
Andrew Kent. JD, Yale, 1999. Climenko Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, Harvard.
Kimani Paul-Emile. JD, Georgetown, 1996. PhD, American Studies, New York University, 2006.
Nathan Sales, JD, Duke, 2000. Olin Fellow, Georgetown.
Sarah Lawsky. JD, Yale, 2001. LLM, Tax, NYU, 2006.
Adam Levitin. JD, Harvard, 2005. MPhil, history, Columbia, 2001.
Alvaros Santos. JD, UNAM (Mexico), 1999. LLM, Harvard, 2000. SJD Candidate, Harvard. Emerging Scholars Program, Teaching Fellowship, University of Texas, 2007.
Jonathan Todres. JD, Columbia, 1999. Acting Assistant Professor, New York University. Visiting Professor, Vytautas Magnus University School of Law.
Gabriella Blum. LLM, Tel Aviv University, 1999. SJD, Harvard Law School, 2003. Visiting Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School.
Jim Greiner. JD, Michigan, [Date]. PhD, Statistics, Harvard, [Date].
Akilah N. Folami. JD, Columbia, 1996. Associate Professor, Legal Writing, St. Johns University School of Law.
Katrina Fischer Kuh. JD, Yale, 2002.
Holning S. Lau. JD, University of Chicago, 2005. Miller Fellow, UCLA; Public Policy Fellow, Williams Institute, UCLA.
Timothy Waters. JD, Harvard, 1998.
Jody Madiera. JD, University of Pennsylvania, 2003. PhD, Communications, University of Pennsylvania, 2006; Climenko Fellow, Teaching Fellow, Harvard.
Eric Dannenmaier, JD, Boston University, 1984. LLM, Columbia, 2006. Visiting Associate Professor, Tulane, and Senior Fellow, Columbia.
William Ford. JD, University of Chicago, 2003. Bigelow Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, University of Chicago. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, John Marshall.
Sam Jones. JD, Texas Southern University, 1995. LLM, Columbia, 2005. Visiting Professor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Adjunct Professor, Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Colin Miller, JD, William & Mary, 2003.
Corey Rayburn Yung. JD, University of Virginia, 2002.
Lewis & Clark Law School:
Jeffrey D. Jones. JD, University of Michigan, 2004. PhD, Philosophy, Univesity of Wisconsin, 2000. Post-doc Scholar, [research scholar?], Boston University School of Law and Institute on Race and Social Division.
Loyola, Los Angeles:
Kathleen Kim, JD, Stanford, 2002.
Loyola University Chicago:
Alexander Tsesis, JD Chicago Kent Colege of Law; MA Philosophy, University of Illinois-Chicago. Currently visiting assistant professor, Marquette University Law School
Bruce Boyden. JD, Yale, 1997. MA, History, Northwestern, 1993. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Washington & Lee.
Nadelle Grossman, JD, Tulane, 1999.
Christopher Lund, JD, University of Texas, 2002. Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Houston.
New York Law SchoolL
Doni Gewirtzman. JD, UC Berkeley 1998. Teaching Fellowship, Vanderbilt, and Lawyering Program, VAP, NYU.
James Grimmelmann, JD, Yale, 2005. Fellow, Information Society Project, Research Scholar, Yale Law School.
Molly Katrina Beutz. JD, Yale, 2001. Cover-Lowenstein Fellow, Yale. Visiting Lecturer, Yale.
Rebecca Roiphe. JD, Harvard, 2000. PhD, American History, Chicago. 2002. Golieb Fellow, NYU. VAP, Fordham.
Robert Jones, JD, NYU, 1998.
Paul Rose. JD, UCLA, 2001. Visiting Assistant Professor in Securities and Finance, VAP, Northwestern.
Oklahoma City University
Stephen Clowney. JD, Yale, 2006.
Andrew Lund. JD, NYU, 2002.
Pennylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law:
Katrice Bridges, JD, Michigan, 2001.
Preston Green, JD, Columbia, 1995. EdD, Columbia, 1992.
Robert Anderson. JD, NYU, 2000. PhD, Political Science, Stanford, Expected 2008.
No entry level hires.
Saint Louis University:
Samuel Jordan. JD, University of Chicago, 2004. MPP, Public Policy, University of Chicago, 2004. Climenko Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, Harvard Law School.
Santa Clara University Law School:
Colleen Chien. JD, Boalt, 2002.
Deep Gulasekaram, JD Stanford, 2001. Acting Assistant Professor, Lawyering Program, VAP, NYU School of Law.
Samford University (Cubmerland School of Law):
LaJuana Davis. J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990. Visiting Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law.
Doris (Wendy) Greene. J.D., Tulane Law School, 2002. L.L.M., George Washington University Law School, 2006.
Deborah Ahrens, JD NYU 2000, MPP, Public Policy, Harvard, 1996. Visiting Associate Professor, VAP, South Carolina.
David Opderbeck, JD, Seton Hall University School of Law (1991); LLM, New York University School of Law (1998).
South Texas College of Law:
John Blevins. J.D., University of Virginia, 2003. M.A., History, University of Virginia, 2003.
Anthony Colangelo. JD, Northwestern, 2003. LLM, Columbia, 2006. Associate in Law, Columbia.
Nathan Cortez. JD, Stanford, 2002. Visiting Assistant Professor, Rutgers-Camden.
Southwestern Law School:
David Fagundes. JD, Harvard Law School, 2001. Visiting Research Fellow, Georgetown. Bigelow Fellow, Teaching Fellowship, Chicago.
St. Thomas (Minnesota)
Robert Kahn. JD, NYU, 1989. PhD, Political Science, Johns Hopkins, 2000. Assistant Professor of Legal Writing, Brooklyn Law School.
Suffolk Law School:
Jeff Lipshaw. JD, Stanford, 1979. Visiting Professor, VAP, Tulane.
Syracuse University College of Law:
Evan Criddle. JD, Yale, 2003.
Sophie Smyth. BCL, Oxford 1982. LLM, Georgetown 1984. Visiting Professor, American.
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law:
Megan Carpenter. JD, West Virginia, 1999, PhD National University of Ireland, expected 2007. Visiting Associate Professor, West Virginia.
Keith H. Hirokawa. JD University of Connecticut, 1998, LLM, Lewis and Clark, 2001, Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon.
Tulane Law School:
Elizabeth Townsend Gard. JD, University of Arizona, 2002. PhD, History, UCLA, 1998. Visiting Professor, VAP, Seattle University Law School.
David Gamage. JD, Yale, 2005. MA, Stanford, Sociology, 2000. Emerging Scholars Program Assistant Professor, University of Texas.
Katherine Florey. JD, UC Berkeley, 2004.
Courtney Joslin. JD, Harvard Law School, 1998.
Afra Afsharipour, JD, Columbia Law School, 1999.
Hadar Aviram, LLB, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1996. PhD, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley, 2005. Postdoctoral Instructor, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law.
Chimene Keitner. JD, Yale Law School, 2002. DPhil, International Relations, Oxford, 2001.
Dorit Rubinstein. LLB, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999. PhD, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, Berkeley, 2007.
University of Alabama:
Shahar Dilbary. LLB, Bar Ilan University, 2000. LLM, Chicago, 2003. SJD, Chicago, 2006. John M. Olin Scholar, Research Scholar, Chicago.
Meredith Render. JD, Georgetown, 1998. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Maryland.
University of Baltimore:
Nancy Modesitt. J.D., University of Virginia, 1996. Instructor, American University, Washington College of Law.
University of Buffalo
Irus Braverman. LLB, Hebrew University (which one?), 1995. MA, Criminology, Hebrew University, 2004. SJD, Toronto, expected 2007. Human Rights Fellow, Harvard. Humanities Center Fellow, Harvard.
Rick Su. JD, Harvard, 2004. Houston Fellow, Harvard.
Mateo Taussig-Rubbo. JD, Yale, 2001. PhD, Anthropology, University of Chicago, 2007. Schell Fellow, Yale.
University of Cincinnati:
Darrell Miller. JD, Harvard, 2001.
Lynn Bai. JD, Texas, 1990. PhD, Finance, Duke, 2006.
University of Colorado:
Helen Norton. JD, UC Berkeley, 1989.
Deborah Cantrell. JD, University of Southern California, 1989. M.A., Developmental Psychology, UCLA, 1986.
University of Florida:
Shani M. King. JD, Harvard, 1999.
University of Georgia:
Harlan Grant Cohen, JD, NYU, 2003. MA, History, Yale, 2000. Furman Fellow, NYU Law School.
Lisa Milot. J.D., University of Virginia, 2001. M.A., Social Anthropology, New York University, 1998.
Christian Turner, JD, Stanford, 2002. PhD, Mathematics, Texas A&M, 1999. Visiting Assistant Professor, Fordham Law School.
University of Houston Law Center:
Barbara J. Evans, JD, Yale, 1994. LL.M in Health Law, University of Houston Law Center, 2003. Post-doctoral Fellow, Clinical Ethics, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2003-04.
Julie A. Hill. JD, Brigham Young University, 2001.
University of Illinois:
No entry level hire.
University of Kansas:
Jelani Jefferson. JD Harvard, 2004. Forrester Fellow, Legal Writing Instructor, Tulane Law School.
University of Maine:
Dave Owen. JD, Boalt, 2002.
University of Maryland:
Shruti Rana. JD, Columbia, 2000. MSc, [field?], London School of Economics, 1997.
University of Miami:
Charlton Copeland. JD, Yale, 2003. MAR, Divinity, Yale, 2002. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Northwestern.
University of Minnesota:
Daniel Schwarcz. JD, Harvard, 2004. Climenko Fellowship, Teaching Fellowship, Harvard.
University of Mississippi:
Benjamin P. Cooper. JD, Chicago, 1997.
University of Missouri Columbia:
Dennis Crouch. JD, University of Chicago School of Law. VAP, Boston University Law School.
University of Nebraska
Marvin Ammori. JD, Harvard, 2003. Fellow, Information Society Project, Research Scholar, Yale Law School. Staff Attorney/Teaching Fellow, Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center.
University of Nevada Las Vegas:
Rachel Anderson. JD, UC Berkeley, 2005. AM, [field], Stanford, 2002.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Saule T. Omarova, J.D., Northwestern University, 2001. Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1999
W. Mark C. Weidemaier, J.D., University of Minnesota, 1999.
University of North Dakota:
Joshua P. Fershee. JD, Tulane Law School, 2003. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Penn State Dickinson (State College).
Eric E. Johnson. JD, Harvard, 2000.
University of Pittsburgh:
Haider Ala Hamoudi. JD, Columbia, 1996. Associate-in-Law, Teaching Fellowship, Columbia.
University of Oklahoma:
Emily Meazell. JD, University of Georgia, 2002.
University of Oregon:
Michelle A. McKinley. J.D., Harvard, 1995; MA, Oxford, 1988. Visiting Professor, University of Kansas.
University of Richmond:
Jessica Erickson. JD, Harvard, 2002.
University of South Carolina:
Wadie Said. JD, Columbia, 1999. Visiting Assistant Professor, Law and Society Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Joseph Seiner, J.D., Washington & Lee, 1998.
Marcia Yablon, JD, Yale, 2004.
University of Southern California:
Kim Shayo Buchanan. LLB, University of Toronto, 1995. JSD, Columbia, expected 2007.
University of the Pacific (McGeorge):
Jarrod Wong. JD, Boalt, 1999, BA (Law), Cambridge University, 1995. LLM, Chicago, 1996.
University of Texas:
No entry level hires.
University of Toledo:
Melissa Hamilton, JD, Texas (1989), Ph.D. (sociology), Texas (2006).
Gwen Jordan, JD, Denver (1986), Ph.D. (history), Illinois-Chicago (2004), Hurst Legal History Fellow, Wisconsin.
Jessica Knouse. JD, Albany (2004), LLM, Yale (2007).
University of Utah:
Lincoln Davies. JD, Stanford 2000.
Christopher A. Whytock. JD, Georgetown, 1993. PhD, Political Science, Duke, 2007 (expected).
University of Virginia:
Leslie Kendrick. JD, Virginia, 2006. DPhil, English, Oxford, 2003.
Micah Schwartzman. JD, Virginia, 2005. DPhil, Political Science, Oxford, 2003. Society of Fellows, Research & Teaching Fellowship, Columbia.
University of Washington:
Kathryn Watts. JD, Northwestern, 2001. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Northwestern.
University of Wisconsin:
Jason Webb Yackee. Duke University School of Law (2004). Ph.D., Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007). Fellow, University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
Valparaiso University School of Law:
Zachary Calo. JD, University of Virginia, 2005. PhD, American History, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
Alan White, JD, New York University, 1983.
Brian T. Fitzpatrick. JD, Harvard, 2000. Olin Fellow, NYU.
Paige Marta Skiba. UC Berkeley PhD (2007 expected).
Daniel Sharfstein; JD Yale 2000; Samuel Golieb Fellow in Legal History, NYU, 2006-07; Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Visiting Fellow in Legal History, Harvard, 2005-06.
Villanova Law School:
Todd Aagaard, JD, Michigan, 1997. MS, Natural Resrouces and Environemtn, Michigan, 1998.
Rory Bahadur. JD, St. Thomas, 2003. MA, Marine Affairs and Policy, University of Miami, 1992.
Lori McMillan, LLB, Queen's Univeristy (Canada), 1992. LLM, NYU, 1999. Doctoral Candidate, Law, Osgoode Hall [expected 2007]. Visiting Professor, Queen's 2006. Visiting Professor, Ryerson University Business School, 2007.
Washington and Lee:
Lawton P. Cummings. JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2000.
Washington University (St. Louis):
Carl Minzner. JD, Columbia, 2000. Masters of International Affairs, Columbia, 2000. International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. Yale-China Law Fellow, Xibei Institute ofPolitics and Law.
Adam Rosenzweig. JD, Georgetown, 1998. LLM, NYU, 2002. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Northwestern.
Sarah Abramowicz. JD, Columbia, 2002. PhD, Columbia,
English Literature, expected 2007. Fellow, Program in Careers in Law
West Virginia University:
Anne Lofaso. JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School. DPhil, [field], Oxford University. Adjunct Associate Professor, VAP, American University.
Michael Risch. JD, University of Chicago School of Law, 1998. Olin Fellow in Law, Research Scholar, Stanford Law School.
Widener University (Harrisburg Campus):
Katherine Jones. JD, University of Michigan, 1985. LLM, London School of Economics, 1986. MA, History, University of Virginia, [date?]. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Syracuse University School of Law.
Christopher J. Robinette. JD, University of Virginia, 1996. Freedman Fellowship, Teaching Fellowship, Temple University School of Law.
William & Mary:
No entry level hires.
Mary Pat Byrn. JD, Minnesota, 2003. Visiting Assistant Professor, VAP, Minnesota.
Mark A. Edwards. JD, Wisconsin, 1998. Fellow, [Type of Fellowship?], Institute for Legal Studies University of Wisconsin.
Law schools outside of the United States:
University of Toronto (Canada):
Simon Stern, J.D., Yale 2002. PhD, English, Berkely, 1999. Climenko Fellowship, Teaching Fellowship, Harvard, 2006-2008.
University of Warwick (U.K.):
Tony Cole. JD, University of Michigan, 2004.