April 30, 2008
Was There a "Formalist" Age?
Tamanaha says "no," I'm rather more skeptical of his evidence.
Visiting Professors for 2008-09: An Updated List...
Four Law Professors Win Guggenheim Fellowships
The winners are Randy Barnett (Georgetown), Richard Pildes (NYU), Richard Primus (Michigan), and Katherine V.W. Stone (UCLA); Professors Barnett and Primus are winners of the new "Constitutional Studies" Fellowship announced last year. The full list of winners for 2008 is here
April 29, 2008
We Miss Some Faculty Hires
Fortunately, others in the blogosphere pay attention.
Tom Monaghan Deposition in Lawsuit Against Ave Maria Law
UPDATE: The deposition saga continues. It is really hard to see how Ave Maria Law School can survive these revelations about its, shall we say, 'unusual operations.'
Nowak, Emeritus at Illinois, Takes Up New Chair in Constitutional Law at Loyola/Chicago
John Nowak, co-author (with Ronald Rotunda) of a leading treatise in constitutional law, who recently retired from the University of Illinois College of Law, has accepted a new Chair in Constitutional Law at Loyola University, Chicago.
April 28, 2008
New Law Fellows of American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elected
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences has announced the Fellows elected for 2008. They are: Mark Kelman (Stanford), William Landes (University of Chicago), Richard Pildes (NYU), Margaret Jane Radin (Michigan; also Emerita, Stanford), Reva Siegel (Yale), Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, William Stuntz (Harvard), and Elizabeth Warren (Harvard). Ernest Weinrib (Toronto) was elected as a Foreign Honorary Member as well. A full list of the new Fellows is here. On some of the peculiarities of the AAAS, see this earlier discussion.
Michigan Law Review's "Books" Issue in Decline?
That's the perception of Stephen Griffin (Tulane). Mine too, I have to admit.
April 27, 2008
Law School Commencement Speakers
Blog emperor Caron compiles a list. "Motley crew" and "eccentric" barely begins to describe the mix!
April 26, 2008
The American Penal System: One of "the world's major human rights disasters"?
It certainly sounds like one.