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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.