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Eric Segall & Adam Feldman on Law School Hiring

Season 1, Ep. 574

In this episode, Eric Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law at Georgia State University College of Law, and Adam Feldman, creator of the Supreme Court blog Empirical SCOTUS, discuss their article, "The Elite Teaching the Elite: Who Gets Hired by the Top Law Schools?," which will be published by the Journal of Legal Education. Segall and Feldman begin by describing their research project and their findings. They observe that 95% of the professors teaching at top 10 law schools graduated from top 10 law schools, and a disturbingly high percentage of all law professors graduated from top 10 law schools, especially Harvard and Yale. They explain how this hiring preference effectively makes the LSAT the determinant of who becomes a law professor, and why it has many discriminatory effects. Segall is on Twitter at @espinsegall and Feldman is on Twitter at @AdamSFeldman.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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