Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M

For those committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession, Texas A&M University School of Law announces the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program at Texas A&M University School of Law.

The ACES program is a two-year fellowship designed to help early career legal scholars get the training and mentoring necessary to become successful members of the legal academy. Funded by Texas A&M’s Office of the Provost and administered by the University’s Office for Diversity, the fellowship is designed to help early career scholars who are strongly committed to diversity.

The position has a light teaching load (one class per year) to enable the Fellow to focus on advancing their research agenda, scholarship (including at least one published article), and other necessary skills in anticipation of seeking a tenure-track, faculty position on the law school teaching market. Faculty are committed to providing the mentoring necessary to help the Fellow to succeed on the legal academic job market and in the legal academy.

Details:

–24-month term, starting between July 1- August 10, 2022. 

–Teach one class per year

–$60,000 annual salary plus benefits

–$4,500 annual travel and development fund

–Reimbursement of moving expenses

–Eligibility:  Must have earned JD or PhD degree between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2022

–Applications are due by February 1, 2022; more information about the position (including application information) is here.

Thomas MitchellBrendan Maher, and Huyen Pham are on the appointments committee for this fellowship.  Please feel free to reach out to any of them with questions. 

Transforming the Legal Academy (9/24/21)

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Transforming the Legal Academy
Presented by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Friday, September 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (PT)

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law will host a virtual panel to discuss “Transforming the Legal Academy” on Friday, September 24, 2021. We invite law fellows, associates, researchers, law clerks, practitioners and others who are considering entering the higher education academic teaching market to attend. The conference will be hosted in a virtual format.

Participants will learn about the pathways (traditional, practice, LLM/VAP/fellowships) to becoming a law professor and the specific tracks (tenure, clinical, legal writing) to aid in doing so. Participants will also receive advice on how to interview for this profession and be a successful candidate. Learn how to set your research agenda and how to decide what to teach from current law school tenured professors from around the country.

Federal Court Dismisses Employment Suit by Former School Principal against Marty Indian School Board

Here are the materials in Stathis v. Marty Indian School Board (D.S.D.):

1 Complaint

7 Motion to Dismiss

10 Response

14 Reply

15 DCT Order

Bivens Action against Former Haskell President over Censorship of “Indian Leader” Newspaper Dismissed

Here are the materials so far in Nally v. Graham (D. Kan.):

1 Complaint

13 Motion for Preliminary Injunction

20 Motion to Dismiss Bivens Action

21 Federal Defendants Response to 13

22 Response to 20

27 Reply in Support of 20

33 DCT Order Granting 20

Ninth Circuit Briefs in Stephen C. v. Bureau of Indian Education [Havasupai]

Here:

Opening Brief

Tribal Orgs Amicus Brief

Admin Law Profs Amicus Brief

Advocacy Orgs Amicus Brief

Havasupai Tribe Amicus Brief

Indian Law Profs Amicus Brief

Lower court materials here.