I Will Be Attending the Aspiring Professors Conference at Arizona State University

October 16th, 2009

I will be attending the Aspiring Law Professors Conference. Check out the brochure here.

This conference is designed for Visiting Assistant Professors and Fellows who plan to go on the
academic teaching market:
• Learn to succeed in the entry-level law teaching market
• Obtain an insider’s perspective on the appointments process
from faculty who’ve been there
• Conduct a mock interview or mock job talk and gain feedback from law professors

Professor Brian Leiter, and several other prominent professors will be speaking. Hopefully I can gain some insight on how to break into the academic market. I will post my thoughts about the conference later.

In order to travel to Phoenix, I will be using the famed Johnstown Jack Murtha Airport for No One (see also). Expect several blog posts, with pictures, about that experience.

In addition, the weather in Tempe, Arizona (approximately 100 degrees and sunny) beats the weekend weather in Johnstown (30 degrees and snowing). Any tips of what I can do in Phoenix? I am taking a red eye, and will have about 4 hours free on Saturday night.

Though I will be missing the Penn State Homecoming Game against Minnesota. Let’s Go State!