***The Fourth Distribution (#4) of the 2012-2013 AALS Faculty Appointments Register has been cancelled.***
Please check here for updates on deadlines for
the 2013-14 Faculty Appointments Register.
Deans and recruiters of AALS member, fee-paid and other participating schools have access to the FAR database. Recruiters review this information in preparation for the Faculty Recruitment Conference, which will be held October 17, through October 19, 2013.
A registrant's information will be released
to recruiters according to when the FAR information and payment are
received by the AALS.
FAR registrants receive a one-year subscription to the Placement Bulletin. registrants may access the Placement Bulletin online by using their username and password.
There will be four releases of the FAR the academic year. In order to ensure that your form is included in the release you prefer, your FAR information and payment in full must be received in the AALS office by the corresponding date in the schedule below. Forms will be released to the schools approximately one week after its deadline.
You should receive an email confirmation of your FAR registration within five business days of receipt of your FAR payment. (Registrants outside the U.S., please allow additional time.)
2013-2014 Deadlines and Distributions:
|Distribution||Form and Payment Due at AALS||Distribution||Fee|
|#1||August 14, 2013||August 22, 2013||$450|
|#2||September 4, 2013||September 12, 2013||$450|
|#3||September 25, 2013||October 3, 2013||$450|
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE FAR
To participate in the FAR, you will enter your qualifications and experience into an online database. Much of the information you enter will be chosen from lists, such as a list of schools, or a list of law school teaching subjects.
The FAR Online application uses 2-way encryption technology to allow secure communications between your computer and AALS. While in the FAR Online, your communications are with a secure server.
2. FAR Online Questionnaire
There are six pages in the process of completing the FAR Online. The pages are described below. You do not need to complete the pages in the order they are listed, but you should visit each page before submitting your FAR information to AALS.
If you are entering information for the first time or making edits to any of the pages, you should click the UPDATE button before going to another page.
- Personal Information: this form requests contact data as well as gender and ethnic data.
- Education Information: this form requests information on a registrant's educational background, including school(s) attended and degree(s) received.
- Teaching Experience and Preference Information: this form requests information on teaching experience, whether law related or otherwise, and allows a registrant to list preferred teaching subjects.
- Employment Information: this form requests information about past employment, the type of work performed and any major writings that have been or are scheduled to be published.
- Bar Information: this form requests bar admittance information as well as the names of three references and their contact information.
- Upload Resume: you may upload your resume here.
3. Reviewing Your FAR
From the Main Menu, you may click on "Review and Print My FAR Form" to see what the one-page form will look like.
YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL RESUME WILL BE THE ONLY INFORMATION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS after the deadline, so it is important to do the following:
- Verify that all information is accurate and complete
- Print a copy of your FAR information for your records
4. Submitting Your FAR
When you are satisfied that you have accurately completed all necessary information in the FAR form, you should click the "Submit My FAR to AALS" button on the Main Menu. From here you have the option of submitting your form and paying at that time or paying later.
Once your payment has been received, the AALS will process your FAR information. An email confirmation of your FAR registration payment will be emailed to you.
6. FAR Fee Waiver
The Association may waive the fee for those unable to pay it due to financial hardship and who complete the FAR Fee Waiver Application Form. Inability to pay the fee will be verified via the fee waiver application form. Additional information may be requested. The application form must be received by AALS by specific deadline dates and approved to be included in the FAR Distribution without a fee payment. The fee waiver application and deadlines will be available soon.