The EJIL: Live Extras series comprises short video conversations with leading international law scholars. In our latest EJIL: Live Extra! our Editor-in-Chief Professor Joseph Weiler discusses with Dr Doreen Lustig, recently appointed lecturer at Tel Aviv University, the joys and challenges involved in making the transition from doctoral student to academic lecturer. The conversation also focuses on the significance of bibliometrics in today’s academic world. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in June 2015.