Teaching Overview

The work of a law professor combines research, writing, and teaching. For those in clinical teaching it adds the rewards of direct client services. YLS alumni have been very successful on the law teaching market and are currently law professors in every conceivable subject at schools of every type in every area of the globe.

The Law Teaching Series for students is held throughout the academic year and includes information sessions ranging from “Developing a Research Agenda” to panels on clinical law teaching. These sessions alternate with workshops giving student authors a chance to present their work to the Law School community and receive faculty commentary.

CDO and the Law Teaching Committee offer extensive advice and support for YLS graduates entering the market, including individualized CV advice and the compilation of an YLS CV book disseminated to every law school in the country. In addition YLS annually hosts Moot Camp, which provides YLS alumni candidates an opportunity to return to Yale, attend instructional programs on the law teaching market and publishing, and moot their job talk before an audience composed of faculty, students, fellows and other alumni.

For a calendar of events and deadlines for the law teaching process, please refer to the law teaching market timeline.


Additional Resources

Entering the Law Teaching Market Guide
Career Specialties - Law Teaching
Law Teaching Program Information
YLS Fellowships 
Association of American Law Schools 
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Legal Scholarship Network

Alumni & Student Profiles


Caroline Fox

Counsel for IBM Watson Health