November 28, 2008
Law professor/historian Gordon-Reed Wins National Book Award
Annette Gordon-Reed, a law professor at New York Law School and a history professor at Rutgers University, has won the National Book Award for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. The news release is here.
It's been a rather good week for New York Law School!
UPDATE: Some interesting context and background to this award and Professor Gordon-Reed's work on this topic here.
November 26, 2008
Charles from Minnesota to Duke
Guy-Uriel Charles (constitutional law, law & politics, election law) at the University of Minnesota Law School has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Duke University, where he is visiting this year. He will start full-time in fall 2009 and also serve as founding director of a new Center on Race and Politics.
November 25, 2008
NYLS's Reza Named 2008 Carnegie Scholar
The Carnegie Corporation has been awarding Fellowships to scholars studying different aspects of Islam and the Islamic world over the past half-dozen years; the 2008 winners are here, and include New York Law School professor Sadiq Reza. Past law faculty winners include Khaled About el Fadl (UCLA), Noah Feldman (Harvard), Clark Lombardi (Washington/Seattle), Kristen Stilt (Northwestern), Aziz Huq (who will join the University of Chicago faculty next year), and Madhavi Sunder (UC Davis).
November 24, 2008
In Memoriam: Mary C. Daly (1947-2008)
I am sorry to report that Mary Daly, Dean of the law school at St. John's University, has passed away. The St. John's memorial notice is here.
November 22, 2008
Chicago-Kent's "Primer on the Financial Crisis"
November 20, 2008
Law Profs in the Obama Administration
MOVING TO FRONT FROM NOV. 16--LOTS OF UPDATES!
Nan Hunter (Georgetown) is compiling the information.
Penn Law Professor and Provost (and former Toronto Law Dean) Ron Daniels Named President of Johns Hopkins
The Hopkins press release is here. I assume it omits mention of the case for which he is rather more notorious in Canada, involving a cheating scandal at the University of Toronto law school, in which an Ontario court eventually held in favor of one of the students who had been punished inappropriately by the Dean (see esp. paragraphs 59 ff. of the opinion, which is rather harsh by Canadian standards!) and in which the University of Toronto also had to issue a public apology to a faculty member that Dean Daniels had tried to scapegoat in the cheating scandal. Of course, everyone is entitled to make mistakes, but given the severity and very public nature of his, one must assume that he is an extremely skillful administrator in other respects to have put these behind him.
November 19, 2008
Levmore on "The Internet's Anonymity Problem"
What Happens on a Callback and What *Should* Happen?
Dan Markel (Florida State) has initiated a useful discussion here. Job candidates should, of course, ask any school flying them out in advance what the schedule will be.
November 18, 2008
Dean Cogan on Whittier's Battle with the ABA
Dean Neil Cogan of Whittier writes about his school's experience with the ABA accreditation process.