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January 20, 2006

Epstein & Staudt from Wash U to Northwestern

Lee Epstein, one of the nation's leading political scientists engaged in empirical study of the courts, and her partner Nancy Staudt (tax), both professors at Washington University, St. Louis (Epstein in political science and law, and Staudt in law) have accepted senior offers from the law school at Northwestern University.  These appointments pretty clearly solidify Northwestern's status as one of the two or three leading centers for empirical, social scientific study of the legal system in the United States. 

UPDATE:  One reader asked what the other leading centers were, which is a fair question.  Certainly Cornell has to be up there, and perhaps in terms of total numbers of faculty doing recognized work in these areas, Northwestern and Cornell lead everyone else.  But there are notable clusters of folks doing this kind of empirical work at lots of other top law schools.

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January 19, 2006

Noted Securities Litigation Scholar Nagy from Cincinnati to Indiana

Donna Nagy (securities and corporate law) at the University of Cincinnati has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Indiana University at Bloomington. 

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January 18, 2006

Fellowships for Aspiring Law Teachers

Paul Caron (Law, Cincinnatti) has compiled a valuable list of fellowships to help young lawyers make the transition into law teaching.  I've opened comments for readers to post information about other fellowship opportunities like these.

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In Memoriam

Arthur von Mehren (1922-2006)

The Harvard memorial notice is here.

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January 17, 2006

Supreme Court Clerkship Rankings Updated

Here.

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January 16, 2006

Annual Survey of Law Student Engagement

New results here.

(Thanks to Eric Freedman for the pointer.)

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January 13, 2006

The Future of the Tulane Law Library?

Some interesting details here.

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A New Law Blog on "Law and Culture"

Here.  A strong line-up of contributors, most of whom will be well-known to legal scholars; the presence of Peter Brooks (English & Law, UVA) will no doubt bring in readers from other disciplines as well.

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January 12, 2006

And 5 Finalists for the Utah Deanship

Here.

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3 Finalists for North Carolina Law Deanship

Here.

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