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January 18, 2012

How much employment data are school disclosing?

The Vanderbilt grads who run "Law School Transparency" (LST) have compiled a detailed chart, for which the bottom line is:  most schools ain't disclosing much!  LST's ideal of complete disclosure involves a bit of overkill, though there may be schools for which it would, indeed, be useful to have all of the information categories they assess.  Be that as it may, the overall chart is stark confirmation that a lot of really central information that any prospective law student would want isn't presently available at a huge number of law schools across the "ranking" spectrum.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 18, 2012 in Legal Profession, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink | TrackBack

January 17, 2012

In Memoriam: Charles Haar

Charles Haar, the Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School passed away on January 10.  He was 91.  Haar joined the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor in 1952.  After becoming an emeritus faculty member at Harvard, he taught at the University of Miami School of Law.  He was an expert in land use, urban development and property law.  Among his various achievements,  Haar was one of the key draftsmen responsible for developing four of President Johnson's important urban policy initiatives: the Demonstration and Model Cities Act of 1966; the Safe Streets and Crime Control Act of 1968; Title IV of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (New Communities); and the Section 236 Affordable Housing Guarantee Program.

Posted by Dan Filler on January 17, 2012 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

January 13, 2012

Post links to law school employment stats here

Several more schools e-mailed me after yesterday's post, so I'm going to open comments for posting links to employment statiscis that law schools have put on-line.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 13, 2012 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink | Comments (11) | TrackBack

January 12, 2012

More Law Schools with Detailed Employment Stats

Both have had them up for awhile:  Northwestern (very detailed) and Iowa (also lots of detail).   Also Chapman (not sure if this is recent or not).

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 12, 2012 in Of Academic Interest, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink | TrackBack

Updated Dean Search List

I have updated my annual list of law school dean searches here.  

Posted by Dan Filler on January 12, 2012 in Faculty News | Permalink | TrackBack

January 11, 2012

Four Law Schools Elected to Membership in the AALS

They are:  Drexel, North Carolina Central, St. Thomas (Minnesota), and Texas Wesleyan. 

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 11, 2012 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack

January 10, 2012

How to improve your citation count

If US News ever incorporates citation measures to its rankings, expect this to happen quickly!

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 10, 2012 in Rankings | Permalink | TrackBack

January 9, 2012

In Memoriam: Hans Smit

Professor Hans Smit, an international arbitration scholar at Columbia Law School, passed away Saturday.  He was 84.  Smit, who was born in Holland, was a significant figure both within the law school and in the international legal community.  He had been at Columbia for 50 years, having joined its faculty in 1960.  

Posted by Dan Filler on January 9, 2012 in Faculty News, Memorial Notices | Permalink | TrackBack

One Week, Three New Law School Deans

Last week, three law schools appointed new deans.  Appalachian Law School appointed Lucy McGough, a professor at LSU Law.  Stetson College of Law named LSU Law Vice Chancellor Christopher Pietruszkiewicz.  And McGeorge hired Francis "Jay" Mootz III from UNLV Law as its new dean.  

Posted by Dan Filler on January 9, 2012 in Faculty News | Permalink | TrackBack

January 8, 2012

Cabranes v. Rodriguez

Here and here.  Judge Cabranes's story about the student in the housing clinic who had never had property has to refer to Yale, by the way, which is the only law school I am aware of that does not require property.  (Judge Cabranes's wife, Kate Stith, is also a professor at Yale.)

UPDATE:  Orin Kerr (George Washington) poses some interesting questions.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 8, 2012 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink | TrackBack