June 5, 2009
Finalists for Deanship at Harvard Law School
The leading contenders are reported to be Acting Dean Howell Jackson, John Manning, Martha Minow, and David Wilkins. David Barron, John Coates, and Elizabeth Warren are also mentioned as being considered. The only proper way, though, to settle this is with a poll of readers of this blog. So who should be the next Dean of Harvard Law School? I've broadened the field a bit just to make things interesting.
June 4, 2009
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June 3, 2009
In Memoriam: Thomas Franck (1931-2009)
A leading scholar of international law, Professor Franck spent almost his entire academic career at the New York University School of Law. The NYU memorial notice is here.
June 2, 2009
Krawiec from North Carolina to Duke
Kimberly Krawiec (corporate law) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Duke University. The Duke press release is here.
June 1, 2009
A lecture on Dworkin...and on Posner and Legal Realism
Here, courtesy of the Northwestern University Legal Philosophy Club, for which I gave their first annual "Distinguished Lecture in Jurisprudence" this past February ("In Praise of Realism"), based in part on this paper. But those new to Dworkin's views, or interested in how legal philosophers understand him, may find the lecture of interest.
Which philosophers have been most important to legal scholarship?
24 choices, the survey will close on Friday. The list includes only philosophers whose main contributions weren't in jurisprudence, but who nonetheless have had an important impact on legal scholarship and legal theory. Mostly non-living candidates, except for some very senior philosophers. Curious to see what readers think. Remember, the question isn't how good you think these philosophers are (some of the more influential ones, like Derrida, are generally thought to be charlatans by philosophers), but their importance for legal scholarship.