Gordon Smith (corporate law), a law professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has accepted a tenured offer from the law school at Brigham Young University. Professor Smith blogs about it here.
Phillip Closius, former Dean of the law school at the University of Toledo, has been appointed the new Dean of the law school at the University of Baltimore. Story here. (Note the emphasis in the story given to U.S. News rankings.)
The law school at Florida State University has made two lateral, tenured appointments: Wayne Logan (criminal law and procedure) from William Mitchell College of Law, and Manuel Utset (corporate law, behavioral law and economics) from the University of Utah. In addition, Florida State has also made two senior offers: to Ronald Krotoszynski (constitutional law) at Washington & Lee University; and Jonah Gelbach, an empirical economist who writes on social insurance topics who is in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland.
...as the other leading law reviews have been doing. It is called "See Also" and the current editor is David Mader (contact). Here is the official announcement:
The Texas Law Review is pleased to announce the launch of See Also, an online companion to our print journal. See Also is online at http://www.texaslrev.com/seealso. See Also is a forum for the further discussion of ideas introduced in the print edition of the Texas Law Review.
Our inaugural issue features the article Stealth Marketing and Editorial Integrity by Professor Ellen Goodman (Rutgers-Camden). This article is the first in the legal literature to address the implications of covert marketing in mass media. Professor Goodman analyzes the problems presented by stealth marketing and presents a normative theory of sponsorship disclosure laws.
Professor David Anderson (Texas), Professor R. Polk Wagner (Pennsylvania), and Professor Eric Goldman (Santa Clara) provide responses to Professor Goodman's article. Professor Anderson questions the rationale behind applying sponsorship disclosure laws uniformly to all types of media; Professor Wagner questions the necessity of an effort to enact sponsorship disclosure laws given the rapid and recent changes in the character and nature of media markets; and Professor Goldman explores the potential adverse consequences of Professor Goodman's proposal for sponsorship disclosure laws.
Our second issue will feature the article Reconceptualizing Confrontation after Davis by Professor Tom Lininger (Oregon), which examines the impact of Davis v. Washington on the field of domestic violence law.
For each issue of the Review, See Also will feature responses from members of the academic community and practitioners, styled as op-ed pieces, in order to promote further discussion of the topics addressed in the Review. In addition, See Also will provide a forum for our readers to offer their own thoughts and perspectives.
Clifford Larsen (international transactions, comparative law), Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University, has accepted a senior offer from the Bucerius Law School in Germany, to be Dean of the Master of Law of Business Program and UBS Professor of Law.