September 30, 2014
USC's Beth Garrett to be next President of Cornell
Story here. Her husband, the legal philosopher Andrei Marmor, who is a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Southern California, will take up a similar position at Cornell.
(Thanks to Rick Hasen for the pointer.)
In Memoriam: William Quirk
Professor William Quirk, a senior member of the University of South Carolina Law faculty, died last week. He was 80. Quirk joined the USC Law faculty in 1970 and was the law school's most senior active faculty member.
September 29, 2014
Three Chicago law schools prevail in lawsuits brought by graduates
"The Invention of Low Value Speech"
UPDATE: I just learned that Lakier's paper will appear in the Harvard Law Review! Congratulations to Prof. Lakier!
September 26, 2014
Troubles at Buffalo: Dean resigns amidst a lawsuit and other allegations
News story here.
September 25, 2014
More on Thomas Jefferson and the prospect of law schools closing
"The Circumstances of Civility"
(And Happy New Year to those celebrating!)
September 24, 2014
New AALS website...
...is now on-line.
September 23, 2014
Akron, Cincinnatti, Toledo see enrollment declines, while majority of Ohio schools hold steady (or show gains) from 2013
See especially the chart accompanying the article, which focuses on Toledo's woes. My guess is that Cincinnatti's anomalous enrollment drop is due to a desire to preserve its national rank.
September 22, 2014
The scheduling of interviews at the AALS "meat market"
Schools vary in their procedures for scheduling interviews with candidates at the "meat market," but a typical pattern is this: after an initial cull of candidates in the first AALS distribution, schools begin doing "due diligence," which typically means talking to references and reading work by the candidates. Appointments committees usually only meet once a week. At each meeting, the Committee will take a decision on some of the candidates they've been reviewing, and then contact them to schedule interviews. The same thing will happen the following week and so on, until all the spots are filled. For schools that do a lot of 'due diligence,' the process of scheduling 15 or 20 candidates to see could easily take four weeks. It's important for candidates to realize that this is how many schools proceed, so the fact that an anonymous person on some blog reports they have an interview at school X does not mean you, a hopeful candidate, will not get an interview with school X. School X may have only just begun, and may be scheduling interviews for weeks to come.