March 16, 2008
McKenna from Saint Louis to Notre Dame
Mark McKenna (intellectual property) at Saint Louis University has accepted a tenured offer from Notre Dame Law School.
Two Lateral Hires for Wash U/St. Louis: Appell and Waters
Washington University, St. Louis has made tenured appointments of Annette Appell (children and the law) from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Melissa Waters (international law) from Washington & Lee University.
March 14, 2008
North Carolina Needs More Law Schools
So conclude William Henderson (Indiana) and Andrew Morriss (Illinois) in a new analysis of the market for lawyers and legal education in NC.
March 13, 2008
Morrison from Cornell to Columbia
Trevor Morrison, a talented young constitutional law scholar at Cornell University, has accepted a tenured offer from Columbia Law School, turning down, in the process, other offers from New York University and the University of Texas, Austin.
March 12, 2008
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March 11, 2008
This is a rather hectic (but exciting) month for me, as I'm giving the Fresco Lectures in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa in Italy, the Dunbar Lecture in Law and Philosophy at the University of Mississippi, and participating in an American Philosophical Association session (at the meeting in Pasadena) on Nietzsche. I may be slower than usual in replying to e-mails, but I will keep udpating the blog with pertinent faculty news, since this is likely to be a busy month for news.
US News Rankings Leaked
Here, courtesy of Daniel Solove (George Washington). What Professor Solove says in the update to his parody memo bears quoting: "[C]ould the real ranking process possibly be as rational as the memo?" And contrary to what Professor Solove says, I intend to "complain" until Texas is at least 11th or 12th (it can be a tie!), a ranking which would then bear some closer relationship to academic and professional realities.
March 10, 2008
Bracey from Wash U/St. Louis to GW
Christopher Bracey (constitutional law, civil rights, history of American race relations) at Washington University, St. Louis has accepted a senior offer from the law school at George Washington University. (Professor Bracey will be especially well-known to denizens of the blogosphere for his work on the BlackProf blog.)
March 7, 2008
Araiza from Loyola/LA to Brooklyn Law School
William Araiza (administrative and constitutional law) at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles has accepted a senior offer from Brooklyn Law School. The BLS press release, which includes information on their new junior hires, is here.