June 20, 2012
UVA Board of Visitors Issues "Declaration"...
...with some help from Duke sociologist Kieran Healy. The spear of satire was never better wielded.
(Thanks to Matt Lister for the pointer.)
ADDENDUM: This is also apt on the lack of "business" sense among the business-people on the BOV.
Miami's Employment Data
Miami's Professor Froomkin corrects the record.
June 19, 2012
Statement by UVA Law Faculty in Support of President Sullivan
June 18, 2012
The latest on the UVA fiasco, including a substantive, public statement from President Sullivan
Details and excerpts here.
(As some readers will know, I overlapped at Texas with Sullivan, whom I knew only slightly; I was, of course, on the law faculty with her husband, Douglas Laycock, for most of my 13 years at Texas. I should add I've had no "inside" information on this at all; indeed, I've had no communication with Laycock, other than a one sentence note of acknowledgment he sent after I e-mailed him to express my condolences about the mess there. As our colleagues from Texas will know, he and I were often on opposite sides of some important institutional issues! Like everyone else in our profession, I have the highest regard for his scholarly work--he is the "trailing spouse" every law faculty would like to get!)
UPDATE: Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA), a UVA alum, comments.
ABA Class of 2011 Employment Data...
...is analyzed here. The results are poor overall, though I wouldn't say they are weaker than expected.
June 17, 2012
The latest on the UVA fiasco
June 16, 2012
A good write-up on the UVA fiasco.
June 14, 2012
Top Tweeting Law Profs
Yes, the site is trash. But now at least maybe we know the top 50 tweeting law professors. I particularly love the fact that the "top 50" list, carefully numbered from 1 to 50, is "in no particular order".
June 13, 2012
UVA in crisis, as Board full of business people and ideological hacks ousts President
I've got more details here. As the President in question happens to be married to distinguished legal scholar Douglas Laycock, this unfortunate move has serious ramifications for the Law School at UVA as well.
...in Spanish. I was fortunate that the translator, Giovanni Ratti, is also a leading young legal philosopher in Europe.