Roger Dennis, Provost at Rutgers University, Camden (and, previously, Dean of the Law School there), has accepted appointment as the Inaugural Dean of the new law school at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Drexel press release is here.
Douglas Gary Lichtman, a leading young expert on issues at the intersection of law and technology (including intellectual property and telecommunications) at the University of Chicago Law School, has accepted an offer from the law school at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he and his family have personal ties. That's a big coup for UCLA!
Georgetown's memorial notice is here. Father Drinan was a longtime member of the Georgetown Law faculty, former Dean of the law school at Boston College, as well as a former Congressman and leading human rights advocate.
Tom Bell (Chapman) looks at some recent AALS data, and argues that it "suggests" that "in terms of hiring, women and minorities enjoy significant advantages." Comments are open at Professor Bell's site.
This site lines up a bunch of different rankings--U.S. News, some of mine, Gourman, Insider's Guide, etc.--side-by-side, which makes for some interesting comparisons, even allowing for the rather different criteria (and different dates) of these various ranking sources. (I can't vouch for the rest of this site, however; the few "school profiles" I looked at had more misinformation and hearsay than accurate content.)
Tanya Hernandez (comparative race relations, critical race theory) at Rutgers University, Newark has accepted a tenured offer from the law school at George Washington University. She is the second faculty member at the Rutgers-Newark law school hired away by George Washington this year; the other was Neil Buchanan (tax).
Gary Roberts, one of the nation's leading authorities on sports law, will leave Tulane Law School to become Dean of the law school at Indiana University, Indianapolis. The Indiana press release is here.