March 31, 2009
Hastings Dean Nell Newton to be New Dean at Notre Dame
Nell Newton, Dean of the University of California Hastings College of Law since 2006, will step down this summer and become Dean of the Notre Dame Law School. Newton was previously Dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law before her move to Hastings.
UPDATE: The Notre Dame news release is now up. Notre Dame has been one of "the most improved" law schools in terms of faculty quality over the last decade or so, so hopefully Dean Newton will continue that positive trajectory.
March 30, 2009
Temple's Phoebe Haddon Named Dean at Maryland
March 28, 2009
Berkeley and John Yoo, Again
March 27, 2009
Two More Senior Hires for UC Irvine: Chacon from UC Davis, Tomlins from the ABF
The new law school at the University of California at Irvine has made two more senior hires: Jennifer Chacon (immigration law) from the University of California at Davis, and Christopher Tomlins, a leading legal historian, who is a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation.
March 26, 2009
The Best Academic Publishers in Law?
Which academic presses are the "best" in legal scholarship, i.e., which publish the highest quality new legal scholarship? A new poll here. This obviously excludes publishers who mainly produce casebooks and textbooks.
UPDATE: A reader points out that MIT Press probably should have been included; they don't publish a lot in law, but they do have some prominent authors, and while it seems unlikely that they would have outperformed the top five, it would have been good to have them in the mix. So it goes with blog polls...
ASU's White Named Dean at Miami
Patricia White, the former and quite successful Dean of the law school at Arizona State University, has been appointed Dean at the University of Miami. That's a very good catch for Miami!
March 25, 2009
Priest from Northwestern to Yale
Claire Priest (legal history) at Northwestern University has accepted a senior offer from Yale Law School. She is the second senior appointment in legal history for Yale in the last year (the other being John Witt from Columbia).
The world's most alienating airport?
March 23, 2009
Obama to Nominate Yale Law Dean Harold Koh as Legal Adviser...
...to the U.S. State Department. Longtime YLS faculty member Kate Stith will serve as Acting Dean.
Longtime William & Mary Faculty Member Davison Douglas Named Dean
News release here.