NYU Law programs for aspiring legal academics see another successful hiring year

The PrawfsBlawg website’s 2013 report on self-reported entry-level hiring statistics for law professors included good news for the Law School: for the fourth year in a row, NYU Law ranked third in total placements, behind only Yale and Harvard, among law schools whose graduates landed teaching jobs this year.

Barry Friedman, faculty director of the Furman Academic ProgramFlorencia Marotta-Wurgler '01, faculty director of the Academic Careers ProgramAmong NYU Law’s 17 alumni to be hired were three who took part in the Furman Academic Scholars Program, which gives a select group of students the opportunity to construct a program tailored to their academic interests. Furman Academic Scholars each have faculty mentors and receive special instruction in legal scholarship and teaching while producing a student note and a second, major piece of original scholarship. Many of the students return as Furman Academic Fellows for another year or two of preparation as they go on the teaching market. Former Furman Academic Scholars who secured faculty positions this year include Michael Livermore ’06, hired by the University of Virginia School of Law; Theodore Rave ’06, by the University of Houston Law Center; and Rebecca Stone ’09, by the UCLA School of Law.

The Academic Careers Program (ACP) is another resource available to NYU Law students intending to pursue careers in legal academia. The ACP works with students from the moment they express an interest in becoming an academic, whether as 1Ls or as recent alumni, and ensures that students develop close mentoring relationships with faculty in their fields. Faculty mentors read and comment on drafts, arrange mock interviews and job talks, and ensure candidates are well prepared for the job market process. The other alumni placements for 2013 include the following:

Lisa Avalos ’06: University of Arkansas School of Law

Leora Eisenstadt ’05: Temple University's Fox School of Business, Department of Legal Studies

Josh Gupta-Kagan ’04: University of South Carolina School of Law

Jayne Huckerby (LL.M. ’04): Duke Law School

John Infranca ’08: Suffolk University Law School

Annie Lai ’06: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Lisa Laplante ’99: New England Law | Boston

Cortney Lollar ’02: University of Kentucky College of Law

Anjana Malhotra ’02: SUNY Buffalo School of Law

Maribel Morey ’06: Clemson University

David Noll ’08: Rutgers School of Law—Newark

Kathleen Thomas ’05 (LL.M. ’10): University of North Carolina School of Law

Katie Tinto ’01: Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Alex Wang ’00: UCLA School of Law

"Our graduates had another terrific year in the academic job market, earning NYU Law a solid third in academic job placements,” said Professor Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01, faculty director of the ACP. "Over the years, an increasing number of students have signed up with the Academic Careers Program and the various courses and services the Law School offers to support budding academics. The combination of increased student interest in academic careers and the Law School’s commitment to support their enthusiasm has resulted in NYU’s strong and consistent presence in the academic job market. This year, our graduates received job offers from top-tier law schools and schools all over the country. As student interest grows, ACP continues to grow as well.”

Posted on July 8, 2013