Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Who Has the Record for the Length of Time Between Date of Last Post-Graduate Degree and Appointment to Tenure Track Law Professorship?


Another superannuated law professor and I (see picture, right) were comparing notes on who held the record (let's limit this to those presently appointed or pending appointment) for the most years between the last post-graduate degree (J.D., Ph.D. or other) and first appointment as a tenure-track law professor (not adjunct or visiting). Full disclosure: I believe I am in the running.

Nominations will be accepted as comments to the post.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Michael Risch said...

Thomas Plank at Tennessee spoke to those leaving long tenured practice at the AALS recruiting conference. He's at 20 years.

http://www.law.utk.edu/FACULTY/facultyplank.htm

I met someone at AALS who was probably at 30 years, but he was still interviewing and thus may not count.

1/17/2007 2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Dean at Duke is at 27
years, but Deanships are a bit different.

1/17/2007 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Andrew Perlman said...

Jeff,

You need not look any further than the very faculty that you will be joining this fall. Michael Avery at Suffolk joined us in 1998, after 29 years of practice: http://www.law.suffolk.edu/faculty/directories/faculty.cfm?InstructorID=2 So you don't even hold the record at your own school!

Andy

1/18/2007 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill "Hot Wheels" Montgomery signed on here this fall. I think we got his degree in '49.

1/18/2007 5:07 PM  

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