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January 17, 2009

Kar from Loyola/LA to Illinois

Robin Kar (legal philosophy, contracts) at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles has accepted a senior offer from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  I am pleased both for my friends at Illinois and that we will now see more of Rob at our Law & Philosophy Workshops in Chicago!

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January 16, 2009

Help Filler Fill the List of Lateral Moves for 2009!

Here.  Four of the five he lists so far were posted about here.  A couple of obvious omissions are Larry Lessig, who is moving from Stanford back to Harvard, and John Witt who is moving from Columbia to Yale.

UPDATE:  Professor Filler has updated his listing since the original posting, but appears to have fallen for the NYU spin on Richard Epstein, whose actual situation was discussed here.  Let me put this as clearly as possible:   Richard Epstein is not leaving the University of Chicago.  He has been teaching in the fall at NYU for several years as part of a phased retirement program from Chicago, and teaching in the Spring (sometimes Winter and Spring) at Chicago.  That is continuing, not ending.  He will be teaching part of the year at Chicago and part of the year at NYU going forward for as far as the eye can see.  Here is the Chicago press release, complete with quotes from Richard.

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January 15, 2009

Howell Jackson to Serve as Acting Dean at Harvard

New release here.

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Placement in Federal Clerkships by Law School

This is a neat chart, though I can't vouch for its accuracy--though in the past, this blog has done rather well at gathering the information.  The chart appears to be organized by the most recent U.S. News rank of the law schools, which does make clear where U.S. News is really out of whack with the reality of professional oppoturnities such as clerkships!

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January 14, 2009

It Isn't Every Day that a Prominent Law Professor Makes the Case for Impeaching a Federal Judge...

...but today is such a day!

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January 13, 2009

Is the Market for Laterals and Visitors about to Dry Up?

One thing I've been hearing a lot is that one effect of the financial crisis, and the massive decline in endowments (25% and up) of the top universities, is that the market for lateral hires and visiting professors is, like the credit market (but not as badly!), going to become quite tight.  We'll have to track this over the next year or two, but my guess is that by 2010-11, and maybe even 2009-10, we are not going to see lists of visiting professors like these anymore.  This may not be a bad thing, of course.  Thoughts from readers?  Local anecdotes to report?  Signed comments strongly preferred.  Post only once, comments may take awhile to appear.

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Joe "the Plumber" Joins Right-Wing Pajamas Media

Matthew Bodie (St. Louis), who called this to my attention, writes:  "He's visiting Israel as a correspondent for Pajamas Media.  I'm wondering how the Volokh folks feel about being on the same team as Joe?"

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January 12, 2009

Current Dean Searches

Alfred Brophy (North Carolina) is keeping track.

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January 11, 2009

Supreme Court Clerkship Placement, 2000 through 2008 Terms

Here.

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January 10, 2009

Israel, Hamas, and the Law

Two perspectives:  here and here.  It is puzzling that the former blog would not permit the latter observations to appear in its comments section.

UPDATE:  Puzzlement resolved:  the comment moderator, Prawfs Emperor Markel, was at the AALS this weekend!  

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