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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pulling the Starters, Putting in the Second String

I popped into the law professor hiring fair Thursday night. Thanks to the sponsors of the Religious Schools hospitality suite. It may have cost (them, not me) a bit more, but having an open bar was definitely the right decision.

I really don't have much to report. The Ave recruiters were nowhere to be seen. A smart move on their part, I'd think. The brighter attendees probably have as many questions about the meaning of "tenure" and "tenure track" at Ave as does the ABA. Wouldn't want them putting negative thoughts in the heads of the gormless twits who haven't ruled out Ave completely.

I did get a chance to speak with some current (for now) Ave profs. It just reminded me how great a faculty our school had. They asked about my legal career and for news of my fellow alumni. They asked for prayers for themselves and the Ave community. They would not, despite my promptings, badmouth the incoming students.

I did get some info that I'll trickle out into the comboxes as appropriate. But for now, I'd just like to take this opportunity to express my high regard for our professoriate, to solicit your prayers for them and for our alma mater, to publicly apologize for getting lost three different times when I gave some people a ride back to the hotels, and to publicly mock one professor who stayed at a hipster boutique hotel with a lavender awning.