I'm not even in law school yet, so I'm thinking way ahead here, but I'm curious. Suppose I want to teach constitutional law. Will it matter if most of the work I've done in private practice is transactional? Conversely, if I want to research and write about corporate governance, but my experience is mostly in litigation, will anyone care?
My understanding is that securing a job teaching law depends mostly on published work. It seems like practice area shouldn't have much bearing on whether or not a law review will want to publish a budding legal scholar's article, but I'm not sure.