Peter A Allard School of Law

Legal Scholar Colloquium: Why and How to Become a Law Professor: Advice for JDs and LLMs

The path to becoming a law professor is strewn with unspoken norms and expectations. This presentation says the quiet bits out loud by outlining what it is law professors do, and what law students might like to think about now if they’re curious about a future career in legal academia.

The advice is primarily directed at J.D. and LL.M. students, but anyone is welcome to attend.

If you think you might want to be a law professor in the future, come along to hear, discuss and ask questions.

The Legal Scholar Colloquium is a series of lunchtime talks for Allard Law students curious about legal academia. To see slide presentations and further information, visit


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