by Marta Ricardo and Jeanine Dames
For alumni who express interest in becoming a law professor, the process of navigating the law teaching market can be daunting. As with any position, candidates should first understand the nature of the position and then map a job search strategy. The work of a law professor combines research, writing, and teaching. In fact, the primary focus of most professorships is scholarship. Therefore, law teaching may not be right for everyone, particularly in the case of graduates who do not enjoy intense research and writing.