Various correspondents have inquired about our Dean Search here at UT. I can report that the Search Committee has sent the names of the finalists to the President and Provost, and I am hopeful there will be an official announcement soon.
James Hines, Jr., an expert on international taxation previously on the Business School faculty at Michigan, will now hold a joint appointment with the Law School and Economics Department there. Professor Hines also had senior offers from Harvard Law School and from Oxford. This appears to conclude what must surely be the busiest and most successful year of lateral hiring for Michigan in a very long time. Other additions to the senior ranks this year were: Douglas Laycock (constitutional law, remedies) from Texas (his wife is to become Provost at Michigan, while he will take emeritus status here); Jessica Litman (intellectual property) from Wayne State; and Margaret Jane Radin (intellectual property, property), who has taken an early retirement incentive from Stanford. The only senior loss this year was Roderick Hills, Jr. to NYU.
Thanks to Robert Thompson (Vanderbilt) for sharing the following:
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its annual poll of the 10 best corporate and securities articles.(Because of ties there are 11 on this year’s list.)Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published during 2005.Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2005 have a 2004 date, and not all articles containing a 2005 date were published in time to be included in this year’s list. The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:
Bebchuk, Lucian Arye (Harvard).The case for increasing shareholder power.118 Harv. L. Rev. 833-914 (2005).
Bratton, William W (Georgetown).The new dividend puzzle.93 Geo. L.J. 845-895 (2005).
Elhauge, Einer (Harvard).Sacrificing corporate profits in the public interest.80 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 733-869 (2005).
Johnson, Lyman P.Q (Washington & Lee).Corporate officers and the business judgment rule.60 Bus. Law. 439-469 (2005).
Milhaupt, Curtis J (Columbia).In the shadow of Delaware?The rise of hostile takeovers in Japan.105 Colum. L. Rev. 2171-2216 (2005).
Ribstein, Larry E (Illinois).Are partners fiduciaries?2005 U. Ill. L. Rev. 209-251.
Roe, Mark J (Harvard).Delaware’s politics.118 Harv. L. Rev. 2491-2543 (2005).
Romano, Roberta (Yale).The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the making of quack corporate governance.114 Yale L.J. 1521-1611 (2005).