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Law Professor

Qualifications

There's no behind-the-résumé inner beauty here. Law schools show off the credentials of their faculty like rivaling parents do with their children’s accomplishments. If you want to become a law professor, you better haul your trophy case with you to the interview. You've got to have it where it counts: stellar law school grades from a top tier law school, two years as an editor for law review, be a published author, clerked for a federal judge, have been an experienced associate or, better yet, a partner at an elite law firm, and have a demonstrated serious interest in a legal discipline from the academic angle. Funny pictures of the Supreme Court justices on the bench in mid-yawn also can't hurt your chances.

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