HOW TO BE A LAW PROFESSOR GUIDE: FROM GETTING THAT FIRST JOB TO RETIREMENT
By Ronald W. Eades
The "How to be a Law Professor Guide" is intended to provide an overview of the law teaching profession. Many lawyers think about going into law teaching, but do not know how to get that first job. This book will offer advice on finding that first position. In addition, getting that first job is only the beginning. Getting through the early years and earning "tenure" is harder than it looks. There is much needed useful information on gaining that job security of tenure. Once tenure is obtained, however, the job of law teaching does not stop. Law teaching is a rewarding, lifelong career. This book offers suggestions on how to continue enjoying that career. As with all good things, they must come to a close. The book offers some tips on moving into retirement. A prospective member of the law teaching profession should read this book before getting started. A new law teacher should read the book several times during those pre-tenure years. A tenured law professor may want to read the book to keep the career exciting.
Ronald W. Eades, received a B.A. at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, J.D. at the University of Memphis and LL.M. at Harvard Law School. He entered the law teaching profession in 1977 at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville. He has written numerous articles and books for use by both students and the practicing bar. During a 31 year career he received law school and university awards for teaching and scholarship. He was not only a Professor of Law at the University of Louisville, he was also granted the title of Distinguished University Scholar. Professor Eades retired from teaching in June 2008.