Let use begin at the beginning-the "slave markets." Everyone, both "buyers" and "sellers," agree that it's an exhausting, demeaning,and inefficient way to hire professors. But the art form remains remarkably constant, since no better means of mass matchmaking has yet been devised. Possibly we should adopt the British system, requiring all schools to advertise their openings in the Times classified section. More likely, we will start computerizing to remove the last vestiges of humanity from the system. But until the system is basically changed, why not try to smooth out some rough spots?


Law Professors' Ruminations 1969 (Symposium)