The Meat Market Beckons

Tonight I leave for a week in the UK, a trip that will mix busineess with pleasure. My plan is to look up old friends in London and Cambridge as well as do the work that brings me there.

When I get back to Miami, I get almost two days to reorganize myself and then it's off to the AALS 'meat market' — the annual law professor hiring fair. It's only my second time there, and my first as a buyer rather than attending as a seller.

Michael Madison has a nice post on his blog about the Meat Market, which links to other helpful accounts aimed at sellers. Now if only someone would write helpful tips for neophyte buyers…

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5 Responses to The Meat Market Beckons

  1. fiat lux says:

    You’ve voted already, I hope. Have a great trip!

  2. Yeah, more tips would be a good thing. Let us know how it goes.

  3. Chris says:

    I have advice:

    1. Never serve on faculty search committees. If you’re chairing it, God help you.

    2. Take advantage of any offer to join the search committee when taking the candidate out for food, but only if the department will pay for it.

  4. Chris says:

    Just to clarify the post above, one should only volunteer to serve on a faculty search committee if he/she is masochistic. Thus my advice: DON’T DO IT!!

  5. Sounds like the same love of pain is a requirement to want to be a searchee as a searcher…

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