Alfred Aman, Jr., former Dean of the law school at Indiana University at Bloomington, where he is still on the faculty, has been named Dean of the law school at Suffolk University. That's a big catch for Suffolk. Their press release is here.
Tobias Wolff, a leading young scholar in civil procedure and constitutional law in the law school at the University of California at Davis, has accepted a tenured offer from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he visited last fall.
So asks a Boalt student with too much time on his hands. With students like these, who needs enemies? (And what the heck are the "most cited" journals? The results are sufficiently odd that one wonders.)
Andrew Morriss (Illinois) and Bill Henderson (Indiana), two veteran dissecters of the U.S. News rankings, as well as sophisticed students of the profession, have posted their latest study here. As we have had occasion to note in the past, the employment figures reported in U.S. News are essentially "works of the imagination," and Professors Morriss and Henderson's findings seem to confirm that.
W.H. "Joe" Knight, Dean of the law school at the University of Washington at Seattle since 2001, will step down as Dean at the end of this academic year. There is a news item here. My impression, from afar, is that the Law School did much better hiring, especially at the junior level, during his tenure, especially in interdisciplinary areas.