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April 11, 2013

Is hiring of labor and employment law professors disproportionately down?

I'm skeptical.

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 11, 2013 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice, Student Advice | Permalink

April 9, 2013

Columbia's Trevor Morrison to be New Dean at NYU

I'm a bit late on this one, but it happened while I was on the road.  Like Stanford's new Dean, Liz Magill, Professor Morrison is unusually young to be taking over leadership of a major law school.  A new trend, perhaps?

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 9, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

April 8, 2013

Job Placement

Blog Emperor Caron has a useful set of links to the NLJ compilation of recent data about which schools had the best long-term employment rates, big firm placement, federal clerkship placement, and so on.

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 8, 2013 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

U of Arizona Law Cuts Official Tuition Rate

Story here.  The reality, of course, is that actual tuition is being cut across the country, as I have heard repeatedly from Deans at a wide variety of law schools, all of which are spending more on financial aid to attract the students they want.  (I am surprised in the linked article by the comment attributed to Brian Tamanaha [Wash U/St. Louis], who is quoted as pronouncing that U of Arizon's tuition has to be even lower.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 8, 2013 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

April 5, 2013

Bales Named Dean of Ohio Northern

Professor Rick Bales of Northern Kentucky University School of Law has been named the new law dean at Ohio Northern University.  

Posted by Dan Filler on April 5, 2013 | Permalink

April 4, 2013

SSRN Downloads

Haven't mentioned them in awhile, but I see Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) compiled a list.  As we've noted before, SSRN downloads are affected by area (corporate, intellectual property, and law and economics folks make more use of SSRN than scholars in other fields), and extraneous factors (like having a blog!).

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 4, 2013 in Rankings | Permalink

Guernsey Named Dean of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Guernsey, the former dean of Albany Law School and Southern Illinois University School of Law, and a current member of the Albany Law faculty, has been named the new dean and president of Thomas Jefferson Law School. 

Posted by Dan Filler on April 4, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

Ideological diversity in law schools...

...the non-issue that just won't die.  For my earlier take, see this exchange with Yale's Peter Schuck.  (I should disclose that I was invited to the Federalist Society event, but was already committed to a conference during those days; I would have declined in any case, since I don't think the topic is intellectually substantial.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 4, 2013 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

April 2, 2013

April Fool's Day at Legal Theory Blog

Larry Solum always has some very funny parodies.  This is my favorite from yesterday's batch.  Several years ago, Solum published such a good April Fool's parody of me that for two years afterwards I would get e-mails from overseas asking for copies of the paper!

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 2, 2013 in Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

April 1, 2013

Disclosing material/economic interests in scholarship

More law reviews should adopt this policy.

Posted by Brian Leiter on April 1, 2013 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink