August 31, 2007
Ranking Law Reviews by "Author Prominence"
This, sad to say, has to be the most pointless ranking exercise since the Cooley silliness, one that truly succeeds in conveying no meaningful information. Is there anyone teaching in a law school in the United States who gives a damn whether a law review has published a President, a Senator, or a celebrity? Wow!
It's hierarchy of the professions (on pages 575-576) is really pretty funny though. Did you know that community college professors are only slightly above PhD students? I didn't.
August 30, 2007
More on Ave Maria Law's Efforts to Fire a Tenured Professor
August 29, 2007
Hathaway from Michigan to Melbourne
James Hathaway, a leading authority on refugee law at the University of Michigan Law School, will take up the post of Dean of the law faculty at the University of Melbourne in January 2008. This is the first time I can recall a member of a leading American law faculty moving to a Deanship in Australia or any other commonwealth territory. Can readers think of other examples?
August 28, 2007
UVA Seeking New Dean
Although I've not seen a public announcement to this effect, it appears John Jeffries, Dean of the Law School at the University of Virginia since 2001, is planning on stepping down, since the school is now advertising for a new Dean to assume office next summer.
Young from Texas to Duke
It is with sadness that I report that my colleague Ernest Young (constitutional law, federal courts) has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Duke University, where he will start in January. Duke students will be pleased to know that they are not only getting a distinguished scholar but also an outstanding classroom teacher. He shall be missed in Austin.
August 27, 2007
Duke's Chemerinsky Reported to be "Leading" Candidate for Deanship of New UC Irvine Law School
National Law Journal story here.
Over in Legal Philosophy Land...
UPDATE: For the benefit of new readers, I should note, again, the purpose of the new blog and its commenting policy.
Hundreds of Alumni Speak Out on Faculty Purge at Ave Maria Law School
August 26, 2007
1L Doctrines Set to Music
Courtesy of Josh Keesan, a Boalt law student.
August 23, 2007
The Truth about Law Review Submissions...