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Many students are interested in pursuing teaching careers. Traditionally, law schools have filled faculty positions with people who performed very well academically, with law review experience, a judicial clerkship, some practical experience, and a demonstrated commitment to legal scholarship. With greater emphasis on practical skills through class work or clinical programs, law schools sometimes hire lawyers with more years of practical experience, especially in adjunct roles.

Other academic areas are open to law graduates and practicing lawyers, although not always for tenure-track positions. Many undergraduate institutions hire lawyers to teach in interdisciplinary departments (for example, business law to business students; criminal justice law to criminal justice or political science majors). Also, virtually all higher education institutions have legal departments to represent the institution in various legal matters. Many law schools hire lawyers for administration positions including Admissions, Career Development, and Student and Alumni Relations.

Contact Information
CDO OFFICE: 254.710.1210
Angela Cruseturner
Assistant Dean of Career Development
254.710.3331
angela_cruseturner@baylor.edu
Daniel Hare
Director of Career Development
Employer Relations

254.710.7617
daniel_hare@baylor.edu

Monica Wright
CDO Office Manager
254.710.1210
monica_wright@baylor.edu
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Academic Calendar

May 12
    Classes Begin

May 26
    Memorial Day Holiday

July 4
    Independence Day Holiday

July 15
    Upper Level Classes End

July 15
    First Year Classes End

July 16-17
    Upper Level Reading Days

July 17-18
    First Year Reading Days

July 18
    Upper Level Exam Period Begins

July 19
    First Year Exam Period Begins

July 24
    Upper Level Exams End

July 25
    First Year Exams End

August 2
    Commencement

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