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March 20, 2008

Boss from Temple to Drexel

Amelia Boss, a well-known commercial law scholar at Temple University, is moving to the new law school at neighboring Drexel University, where she will be Trustee Professor of Law.  That's quite a coup for the 'upstart' Drexel law school! 

Posted by Brian Leiter on March 20, 2008 in Faculty News | Permalink | TrackBack

Alstott from Yale to Harvard

Anne Alstott (tax) at Yale Law School has accepted a senior offer from Harvad Law School.  The HLS press release is here

(Thanks to David Lat for sending me the link.  His comments on the hire are here)

UPDATE:  This is a particularly important appointment for Harvard because of its distinguished but graying tax faculty (William Andrews recently retired, and Alvin Warren and Daniel Halperin are in their 60s and 70s), and the difficulty HLS has faced in trying to dislodge other leading tax scholars of Alstott's generation, such as Daniel Shaviro at NYU and David Weisbach at Chicago.  My impression is that tax has become an area where there is now very intense competition for the top talent among the elite law schools.

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Dickerson from Rutgers-Newark to Tulane

Claire Dickerson (contracts, comparative law, international business transactions, corporate law) at Rutgers University, Newark has accepted a senior offer from Tulane Law School, where she is visiting this year.

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March 19, 2008

Top Producers of New Law Teachers, 2003-2007

A new ranking here, using the data Larry Solum collects (please help Solum with this year's report!).

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Lindquist from Vanderbilt to Texas

Stefanie Lindquist, a leading empirical scholar of law and courts at Vanderbilt University (with appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Law School), has accepted a senior offer from the law school at the University of Texas at Austin, where she will join several other influential scholars in this area, including Frank Cross and Daniel Rodriguez.

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March 18, 2008

Delgado and Stefancic from Pittsburgh to Seattle U.

Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, well-known and leading writers on Critical Race Theory, constitutional law, and civil rights at the University of Pittsburgh, have accepted senior offers from the law school at Seattle University, where Delgado will be a University Professor (as he is at Pittsburgh) and Stefancic a Research Professor in the law school.  The Seattle news item is here.

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Williams from Willamette to Oregon

Norman R. Williams (constitutional and administrative law, federal courts), Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Government at Willamette University, has accepted a tenured offer from the School of Law at the University of Oregon.

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March 17, 2008

Howse from Michigan to NYU

Robert Howse (international economic law) at the University of Michigan has accepted a senior offer from New York University, where he is visiting this year.

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Some Faculty News...

...from IntlawGrrls.

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March 16, 2008

Dershowitz and Plagiarism Redux

New developments regarding the accusations of plagiarism against Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz.

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