January 31, 2007
Dennis from Rutgers-Camden to the Drexel Deanship
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.
January 30, 2007
Lichtman from Chicago to UCLA
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!
January 29, 2007
In Memoriam: Rev. Robert Drinan, S.J. (1920-2007)
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.
January 28, 2007
Judge Posner on Plagiarism
His latest book is reviewed by English philosopher Nigel Warburton here.
January 26, 2007
How Do Women and Minorities Fare in the Market for New Law Teachers?
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.
January 25, 2007
Longtime Faculty Member Paul to be New Dean at U Conn
Jeremy Paul, a longtime faculty member at the University of Connecticut Law School, has been appointed as the new Dean. U Conn's press release is here.
January 24, 2007
Comparative Law School Rankings
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.)
January 23, 2007
Gallanis from Washington & Lee to Minnesota
The legal historian Thomas Gallanis at Washington & Lee University has accepted a senior offer from the University of Minnesota Law School.
January 22, 2007
Hernandez from Rutgers-Newark to George Washington
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).
January 21, 2007
Tulane's Roberts to be New Dean at Indiana/Indianapolis
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.