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If you are a non-HLS student or graduate and are interested in applying for an entry-level position here at Harvard, please use the Association of American Law Schools and its Faculty Appointments Register.

Law Teaching Advising

The Law Teaching Advising section of the HLS website can provide students with a great deal of information to guide their consideration of law teaching as a career. Students who would like more information about pursuing a career in law teaching may contact Susannah Barton Tobin, Assistant Dean for Academic Career Advising.

Fellowships and Programs to Prepare Students for Law Teaching

Summer Academic Fellowship Program

Among the opportunities available to current JD, LLM, and SJD students are the Summer Academic Fellowships. Students who would like more information about the summer academic fellowships may contact Adam Sherman, Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs.

Residential Academic Fellowships

HLS also offers a large number of residential academic fellowships for those moving toward a career as law professors. HLS residential academic fellows use their time here to prepare for entry-level law teaching jobs by undertaking original research and writing and becoming members of the community of HLS and Harvard University scholars.

Joint, Coordinated, and Concurrent Degree Programs

HLS also offers a number of joint, coordinated, and concurrent degree programs that are frequently valuable to students preparing for careers in legal research and law teaching.

Idea Makers: Research, Writing, and the Path to Law Teaching at Harvard Law School

View a short film about becoming a law professor at HLS, starring former Dean and now Justice Elena Kagan, along with former Dean Martha Minow; Professors Jon Hanson, Randall Kennedy, and Charles Ogletree; now-Senator Elizabeth Warren; and many others.