February 28, 2011
Indiana Tech Weighs New Law School
Last week, the Indiana Tech board of trustees established a committee to consider the feasibility of opening a new law school in Fort Wayne. Given the challenges faced by existing law graduates, I'm a bit surprised that Indiana Tech is considering this move now. Still, law school success is determined by the local market in many cases. We'll wait for the committee's report this May for more details.
February 25, 2011
Chapman Names Tom Campbell Dean
Chapman University School of Law announced, today, that former U.S. Congressman Tom Campbell will be its new dean. Campbell has a strong academic background with a JD from Harvard and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago. He formerly held a faculty position at Stanford Law and is currently on leave from his faculty position at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
DeLong vs. Volokh Blog Crazies
(Thanks to Jason Walta for the links.)
This time it's a cyber-cesspool about college. Its owners might want to chat with Anthony Ciolli about consequences for trafficking in such garbage, even when one tries to whitewash one's involvement. How much longer before Section 230 of the CDA--which makes these cesspools possible--gets repealed?
February 24, 2011
Willamette Law Dean Stepping Down
Willamette University College of Law Dean Symeon Symeonides announced he will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. Outgoing university President M. Lee Pelton announced that Associate Dean Peter Letsou will serve as interim dean for the next two years.
Salaries of Public Law School Deans
Blog Emperor Caron loves compiling this stuff!
February 23, 2011
Which schools are cutting class sizes, and making it up with transfers?
Regarding Dan's post, the only real data I've seen on this, which we discussed here in 2008, suggests it is a mix of some elite (but not all) and some non-elite (but not all) law schools who are depending heavily on an influx of transfers.
Law Schools Reducing Entering Class Size?
The National Law Journal suggests as much here. But color me skeptical. Elite schools often toy with their entering class size to manipulate the LSAT's and GPA's they report to US News. They make up for this lost revenue by pumping up transfers. But will downsizing become a national trend beyond the elites? I have further thoughts on this issue over at the Faculty Lounge.