Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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).
(Priest is, for those who are wondering, also the daughter of Yale Law School faculty member George Priest. This is an unusual, though not unprecedented, situation: Eric Posner left a tenured post at Penn to join the Chicago faculty, where his father, Judge Richard Posner, remains a Senior Lecturer, and Benjamin Liebman is a professor at Columbia Law School, where his father, Lance Liebman, teaches and also served as Dean. Feel free to post other examples of parent and child on the same law faculty in the comments section.)