The purpose of the SEALS/iLaw Faculty Recruitment Initiative is to provide applicants with the means to connect with potential employers. The initiative is for doctrinal faculty, as well as clinical and legal writing faculty. It is for “prospective” faculty, as well as for existing faculty who wish to lateral to another school, as well as for visiting faculty, emeritus faculty, and VAPs (visiting assistant professors).
The website is designed to give you the ability to post various types of information that may be of interest to law school employers, including your curriculum vitae (CV), a short video statement about yourself, a mock job talk, copies of your published scholarship, a statement regarding your scholarly agenda, and other information. You also can indicate the areas of the country that interest you and select specific schools that you would like to be able to see your application materials (as well as specific schools that should not be given access to your materials).
The cost to applicants to have their materials included on the SEALS/iLaw website is $80. For that price, an applicant is able to post application materials. In addition, you will be allowed to participate without additional charge in the next SEALS Annual Meeting, and will be able to book available hotel rooms at the conference venue at the conference rate.
Once you post your materials on the SEALS/iLaw website, they will remain on the website through March 31 of the following year. After that, they will be removed. If you wish to continue to have your materials listed, you will need to re-register and re-post your materials at that time.
Separate and apart from SEALS new Faculty Recruitment Initiative, SEALS will continue to offer its Prospective Law Teachers Workshop at its next Annual Meeting. This workshop will involve extensive simulation experiences that give applicants the chance to engage in mock interviews and job talks. CV review will also be offered. Because the workshop is so intensive, involving extensive mentoring and feedback, SEALS is only able to provide a limited number of slots. Those who are interested in participating must apply and be accepted. You may do so by contracting Professor Shakira Pleasant at University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (email@example.com) or Professor Carla Reyes at SMU Dedman School of Law (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For those who feel that they are not ready for (or who are not accepted into) the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, or who simply want to learn more about a career in law teaching, SEALS will also offer an Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop at its next Annual Meeting. This workshop will not involve simulations or mentors, but will include two days of programming designed to inform participants about the process for becoming a law professor, the general requirements, and the ins and outs of the law faculty appointments process.
SEALS has a broad concept of diversity and inclusion. Under the SEALS corporate charter, membership in SEALS or participation in any SEALS activity shall not be denied to any individual or institution, or abridged, on the account of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, ideology or political affiliation, gender expression or identity (including a transgender identity), marital status, sexual orientation, age, national or ethnic origin, veteran or military status or disability. We ask potential employers and applicants to respect and adhere to our non-discrimination policies. SEALS and iLaw are committed to ensuring that its website is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). However, if you are disabled and find that you encounter any barriers to your effective use of this site, please notify both SEALS and iLaw as soon as possible. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that you can fully and efficiently access the website and the materials available on it.
To access the SEALS/iLaw Faculty Recruitment Initiative, you will register and pay the $80 (nonrefundable for recruitment platform users) fee using the regular member ticket option in our conference registration platform, EventBee. The confirmation email will include the link the recruitment platform. It will also include a link to the hotel booking process if you are planning to attend the SEALS annual conference.
Already Registered for SEALS?
If you are already registered for the SEALS conference, then you can access the hiring platform at the link below using you confirmation number. The registration confirmation was listed in the confirmation email you received.