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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ginsburg from Illinois to Chicago

Tom Ginsburg (international and comparative law, Asian law, law and development) at the University of Illinois has accepted a senior offer from the University of Chicago.  As part of a big push in the international law area, Chicago has also added this year at the junior level Anu Bradford (international trade), a Finnish lawyer finishing her SJD at Harvard who was being widely recruited by other top law schools; and also Daniel Abebe (public international law, foreign relations law), who is presently a Bigelow Fellow at Chicago, where he is finishing a PhD in political science.

I should add that it is a real testament to Illinois's eye for faculty talent that Ginsburg is the third 'rising star' Chicago has recruited from there in the last couple of years; the other two were Lee Anne Fennell (property, land use, behavioral law & economics) and Richard McAdams (criminal law, law & social norms).  Illinois has also, it should be noted, warded off some attempted raids on its strong faculty from other top law schools in the last few years.

UPDATE:  Add one more to Chicago's big push in international and comparative law:  Rosalind Dixon, whose areas include comparative constitutional law and international human rights, has also accepted an offer to join the Chicago faculty.

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