February 23, 2006
Update on Georgetown Offers
An update on the earlier post about three Georgetown offers: Randy Barnett (constitutional law, contracts), currently at Boston University, has accepted the offer from Georgetown; and Derek Jinks (international law), currently at the University of Texas at Austin, has declined the Georgetown offer, and so will remain (happily!) at Texas.
Michigan Salary Data
Paul Caron has made it available, though note that Lempert's salary is for 12 months, the others are for 9 months. Comparison with the earlier UVA and Berkeley data is a bit tricky, since some of the UVA figures were, I believe, for 9-month periods, others (the majority) for 12-months. More of the Berkeley data were clearly 12-month figures.
Podgor from Georgia State to Stetson
Ellen Podgor (criminal law, white collar crime, international criminal law) at Georgia State University has accepted an appointment at Stetson University in Florida, where she will be Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Distance Education.
February 22, 2006
Harvard Makes Offer to Mark Tushnet
Harvard Law School has made a tenured offer to Mark Tushnet--leading figure in constitutional law, legal history, and Critical Legal Studies--at Georgetown University. That would be a huge loss for Georgetown, if he goes. On the other hand, Georgetown recently hired his daughter, Rebecca Tushnet (intellectual property) away from New York University, where she had been an assistant professor.
Hills from Michigan to NYU
Roderick Hills, Jr. (constitutional law, local government law, education law) at the University of Michigan Law School has accepted the tenured offer from New York University School of Law. That's certainly a strong hire for NYU, and a loss for Michigan--though Michigan is otherwise having a great year of its own in lateral hiring (Radin, Laycock, Litman), as noted in previous postings.
Robert and Elizabeth Scott from UVA to Columbia
Robert Scott (contracts, commercial law), the former Dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Elizabeth Scott (family law, juvenile justice, property) have accepted permanent, senior offers from Columbia Law School, where they have been visiting part-time the past several years. That's a major appointment for Columbia, and a real loss for UVA.
Resignation of Harvard President Summers
I have a few comments (and some links) here.
February 21, 2006
Update on an Earlier Announcement: Brandon to Stay at Vanderbilt
Constitutional law scholar Mark Brandon has decided, for personal reasons, to remain at Vanderbilt, and so will not take up a Chair at the University of Alabama as reported earlier.
Hires, Offers by Penn
The University of Pennsylvania Law School has made a tenured appointment of Cary Coglianese (administrative law, regulatory law and policy), who is currently Associate Professor in the Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University. Penn has also made a tenured offer to Stephanos Bibas (criminal law and procedure) at the University of Iowa, who is currently visiting at the University of Chicago Law School.
February 20, 2006
Craig from Indiana/Indianapolis to Florida State
Robin Craig (environmental law, water law, federalism), currently Professor of Law at Indiana University, Indianapolis, has accepted a senior offer from the Florida State University College of Law, where she joins an already strong group in the environmental/administrative areas, including Jim Rossi, J.B. Ruhl, and Mark Seidenfeld.