The PHD and the Path to Law School Teaching
For reasons I will elaborate in future posts, I think a PhD in a social science, or humanities, or interdisciplinary program is an excellent pathway for law school teaching with benefits for the both the scholarship and the teaching they will produce. But in today's post I want to defend the current state of uncertainty over what credentials law professors should have against any tendency to follow the arts and sciences departments into requiring a PhD. Indeed, I offer the provocative (to many) suggestion that even arts & sciences departments might be better if they ceased making the PhD an absolute requirement for an academic appointment.
For more of this post, and the comments it has elicited, please follow this link to my post on PrawfsBlawg