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June 30, 2010
Opposition to Heller and Support for Gun Control is Like Racism
I think that's the short version of the 'argument' here
, courtesy of one of the wackier Volokh bloggers.
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 30, 2010 in Law Professors Saying Dumb Things, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
From Judgeship to Deanship
Dean Levi (Duke) reflects on the transition
, one he has made, by all the evidence I have, quite successfully.
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 30, 2010 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
June 29, 2010
Bill Treanor Named New Georgetown Dean
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.
Posted by Dan Filler on June 29, 2010 in Faculty News | Permalink
Koehler from Arizona State to Northwestern
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.
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 29, 2010 in Faculty News | Permalink
June 25, 2010
Top 40 Law Schools by Numerical Quality of the Student Body 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.
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 25, 2010 in Rankings | Permalink
Updated List of Law School Visitors
Laura Appleman has updated Tim Zinnecker's compendium of next year's law school visitors at the Faculty Lounge here
Posted by Dan Filler on June 25, 2010 in Faculty News | Permalink
June 24, 2010
Nelson is New Suffolk Dean; Steinbock Named Interim Dean at Toledo
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.
Posted by Dan Filler on June 24, 2010 in Faculty News | Permalink
June 23, 2010
"Foundations of Religious Liberty: Toleration or Respect?" on SSRN
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.
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 23, 2010 in Jurisprudence | Permalink
The University of Maryland Law Faculty now has its own...
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 23, 2010 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink
June 22, 2010
Attention Hiring Chairs: Speak Now...
...or hold your peace, if not forever, then awhile
Posted by Brian Leiter on June 22, 2010 in Professional Advice | Permalink