Prospective Law Teachers (and VAPs and fellows) Committee
The mission of the Prospective Law Teachers Committee is to provide aspiring law professors with targeted feedback and advice from seasoned law professors. The Committee coordinates the SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, which provides opportunities for aspiring law teachers to participate in mock interviews and mock job talks. The Committee also schedules 1-on-1 sessions for prospective law teachers to receive faculty feedback on their CVs. Additionally, the Committee traditionally has organized at least one substantive panel on a topic of particular relevance to prospective law teachers, including past sessions such as “Maximizing your VAP” and “Navigating the Hiring Process.” Many of the Committee’s past workshop participants have gone on to obtain tenure-track positions in legal academia and now teach at diverse schools, ranging from Tulane to South Carolina to Louisville.
- Bradley Areheart (Tennessee) (Co-Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leah Chan Grinvald (Suffolk) (Co-Chair) email@example.com
- Glen-Peter Alhers (Barry)
- Benjamin Barton (Tennessee) (Mentor Committee liaison)
- Mark Bauer (Stetson)
- Gregory Bowman (W. Virginia U.)
- James Douglas (Thurgood Marshall)
- Bruce Elman (Windsor U.)
- Cynthia Fountaine (S. Illinois)
- Ian Holloway (Calgary)
- Becky Jacobs (Tennessee)
- Billie Jo Kaufman (American)
- Sam Jordan (St. Louis U.)
- Stacy Leeds (Arkansas)
- Melissa Lonegrass (New Scholar Committee liaison)
- Colin Marks (St. Marys)
- Rob McFarland (Faulkner)
- Luke Milligan (Louisville)
- Elizabeth Pendo (St. Louis)
- David Romantz (Memphis)
- Christina Sautter (Louisiana State)
- Howard Wasserman (FIU)
- Candace Zierdt (Stetson)
Welcome to the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop. We are thrilled that you are interested in this year’s exciting program. We look forward to learning more about you and your interest areas for teaching and scholarship. We hope you will find the mock interviews, mock job talks, and related panels of great use in your quest to secure a tenure-track position. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of us to express your interest. At that time, please provide a CV as well as a brief statement regarding your upcoming plans and professional goals.
If you are already planning to attend SEALS, please make sure you have registered for the conference and arranged for your rooms. Some people attend the whole week-long conference (for networking), while others attend just a few days centered around the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop. Information for registering for the conference is also on this website.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.