Brett Dignam, a clinical professor at Yale Law School for more than fifteen years and a leading advocate for the rights of prisoners, will join the clinical law faculty at Columbia in July 2010. I usually don't cover moves of clinical faculty (only so many hours in the day, you know, and I'm less connected to the relevant networks here), but this one is especially notable and fits, of course, with our recent 'why the exodus from New Haven?' theme.
UPDATE: Several readers point out that Professor Dignam is the spouse of Michael Graetz, the distinguished tax scholar, whose move from Yale to Columbia has already been noted. Since we don't traffic in personal gossip on this blog--just professional news--I was in the dark about this until duly informed by my well-connected readership.