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November 12, 2006

More on the Recent Paucity of Female Supreme Court Clerks

David Kaye (Arizona State) and a colleague continue their useful analysis of the phenomenon, which will hopefully inform subsequent discussion.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 12, 2006 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack

November 10, 2006

New "Philosophical Gourmet Report"

Some of you may have caught the November 5 New York Times item on the newest edition of my report on graduate study in philosophy, which Blackwell in Oxford released on-line today.  In addition to the specialty ratings in areas that might interest some law professors--for example, philosophy of law and political philosophy--there is also a section on the study of philosophy in law school.  And, of course, you may just want to see how your school's philosophy department (if it has a PhD program) fares.

With the PGR done, I may actually do a bit more posting here!

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 10, 2006 in Rankings | Permalink | TrackBack

November 8, 2006

Life Support for Child Stopped *Against* Wishes of Parents

Health Law Blog has the details of this shocking story and the Texas law that made it possible.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 8, 2006 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack

November 5, 2006

Tax Scholar Buchanan from Rutgers-Newark to George Washington

Blog Emperor Caron has the details.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 5, 2006 in Faculty News | Permalink | TrackBack

November 2, 2006

Speidel from Northwestern to San Diego

UPDATE:  Moving to the front from Oct. 27--see Update.

Richard Speidel, a leading senior figure in contracts and commercial law, who retired a couple of years ago from the law school at Northwestern University has now accepted a tenured post at the University of San Diego School of Law.

UPDATE:  Professor Speidel informs me that his tenured post at USD is half-time (the Spring semesters), and that he is otherwise in Chicago.  That was not clear in the news item that USD recently sent out, and which others no doubt received as well.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 2, 2006 in Faculty News | Permalink | TrackBack

November 1, 2006

Drop in Female Supreme Court Clerks: Statistically Significant?

No, it isn't say David Kaye (Arizona State) and a statistician from George Washington.

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 1, 2006 in Legal Profession | Permalink | TrackBack