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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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 20, 2012 in Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Miami's Employment Data

Miami's Professor Froomkin corrects the record.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 20, 2012 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 19, 2012

Statement by UVA Law Faculty in Support of President Sullivan

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 19, 2012 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 18, 2012 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

ABA Class of 2011 Employment Data...

...is analyzed here.  The results are poor overall, though I wouldn't say they are weaker than expected.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 18, 2012 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 17, 2012

The latest on the UVA fiasco

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 17, 2012 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 16, 2012

"Strategic mumblespeak"

A good write-up on the UVA fiasco.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 16, 2012 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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".   

Posted by Dan Filler on June 14, 2012 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 13, 2012 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

"Naturalizing Jurisprudence"...

...in Spanish.  I was fortunate that the translator, Giovanni Ratti, is also a leading young legal philosopher in Europe.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 13, 2012 in Jurisprudence | Permalink