Christopher Leslie (antitrust) at Chicago-Kent College of Law and R. Anthony Reese (intellectual property, copyright) at the University of Texas School of Law have accepted senior offers from the new law school at the University of California at Irvine, to begin July 1. Reese is turning down in the process offers from NYU and Stanford. Reese will join Dan Burk at Irvine in establishing UCI as a powerhouse in the intellectual property area. (Prospective students will also be pleased to know that Leslie and Reese, who both taught at Texas while I was there, are outstanding classroom teachers.)
Note that the new scholarly impact study released earlier today did not include Leslie and Reese for Irvine (since the information came in too late), but their addition to the UCI faculty is wholly consistent with the assumptions made in the impact study for purposes of ranking Irvine.