From the FLP mailbox (see also):
The Market for Law Professors is an empirical study of the legal academic labor market. Professors Tracey George (Vanderbilt University) and Albert Yoon (Northwestern University) are the principal investigators. George and Yoon are conducting the study under the auspices of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). George and Yoon are not participating in the hiring process either at their home institutions or with the AALS.
George and Yoon will send an email on October 29 to all candidates in the 2007 AALS faculty appointments process inviting them to participate in the study via a link in the email. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Participation will not affect candidacy for any legal academic position. Candidates who complete the online survey will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.
If you are a candidate and would like a duplicate of the email invitation, please click here and complete the form. Or, if you have not received an email but believe that you should have, please click here.
This study will provide an opportunity to empirically test theories of labor markets. It will also provide the AALS with helpful information on how to improve its faculty recruitment process.
George and Yoon are happy to answer any questions that you may have about this study. You may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you may call George at 615-322-6310 or Yoon at 312-503-3497. You may also contact AALS for additional information (http://www.aals.org/).