Georgetown Law Center has announced the appointment of William Treanor as its new dean. Treanor joined the Fordham faculty in 1991 and became dean in 2002. In addition to being a highly successful academic administrator, he is a notable legal historian. Interestingly, this move adds value to Fordham as well because it suggests that those in the elite law school set now treat Fordham Law as a fellow member. And frankly, rightfully so.
J.J. Koehler, a leading writer on issues at the intersection of empirical psychology and the law of evidence, who is Professor of Law and Business at Arizona State University has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Northwestern University, where he was a Visiting Professor during 2009-10.
MOVING TO FRONT: Note we used the data for all students; next year, we'll use the data only for full-time students. Apologies for this confusion.
Here. Be sure to read the introductory caveats. Numbers are a crude, bot not useless, measure. But other metrics--like clerkships and alumni in law teaching--make fairly clear that the ordinal ordering is misleading in many cases.
Today is a (relatively) busy day on the law school dean front. As Kim Krawiec reported over at The Faculty Lounge, Hofstra Professor Camille Nelson was named the new dean at Suffolk Law. She is the second Critical Race Theorist to be named dean in the last month (the other being Rachel Moran at UCLA). Meanwhile, the University of Toledo named Associate Dean Daniel Steinbock as Interim Dean for the next year.
For those interested, this is the final version, which will appear in a symposium issue of the San Diego Law Review on "Freedom of Conscience." Other contributors to this issue will include Michael Perry, Kent Greenawalt, Michael White, Andrew Koppelman, and Nomi Stolzenberg, among others. Larry Alexander and Steven Smith organized a very productive conference on the subject this past April in San Diego.