April 20, 2018
These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2018 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in. (Recent additions are in bold.) Last year's list is here. Feel free to e-mail me with news of additions to this list.
*Kerry Abrams (immigration law, family law) from the University of Virginia to Duke University (to become Dean).
*Richard Albert (constitutional law, comparative constitutional law) from Boston College to the University of Texas, Austin (effective January 2018).
*Hilary Allen (financial regulation, corporate) from Suffolk University to American University.
*Albertina Antognini (family law, property) from the University of Kentucky to the University of Arizona (untenured lateral).
*Olufunmilayo Arewa (intellectual property, international trade, entrepreneurship, law & technology) from the University of California, Irvine to Temple University.
*Mario Barnes (constitutional law, criminal law, national security law, race & the law) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of Washington (to become Dean).
*Joshua Blank (tax) from a professor of practice position at New York University to the University of California, Irvine.
*Khaled A. Beydoun (constitutional law, civil rights, torts) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law to the University of of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
*Binyamin Blum (legal history, evidence, criminal procedure) from Hebrew University, Jerusalem to the University of California Hastings (effective spring 2018) (untenured lateral).
*Jeremy Bock (intellectual property, civil procedure) from the University of Memphis to Tulane University (untenured lateral).
*William Boyd (environmental law, energy law) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to the University of California, Los Angeles.
*Samuel Bray (remedies, property, constitutional law) from the University of California, Los Angeles to the University of Notre Dame.
*Emily Bremer (administrative law, legislation, civil procedure) from the University of Wyoming to the University of Notre Dame (untenured lateral).
*Jennifer Chacon (immimgration law, constitutional law, criminal law & procedure) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of California, Los Angeles.
*Stewart Chang (family law, comparative law) from Whittier Law School to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
*Jessica Clarke (sexual orientation, gender & law; employment discrimination; constitutional law) from the University of Minnesota to Vanderbilt University.
*Frank Rudy Cooper (criminal procedure, civil rights, race, gender & law) from Suffolk University to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
*Diane Desierto (public and private international law) from the University of Hawaii to the University of Notre Dame (School of International Affairs).
*Victor Fleischer (tax, corporate law) from the University of San Diego to the University of California, Irvine.
*Nuno Garoupa (law and economics, comparative law) from Texas A&M University to George Mason University.
*Brandon Garrett (criminal procedure, civil rights) from the University of Virginia to Duke University.
*Andrew Gold (private law theory, fiduciary law, corporate) from DePaul University to Brooklyn Law School.
*Philip Hackney (tax) from Louisiana State University to the University of Pittsburgh.
*Victoria Haneman (trusts & estates; tax) from Concordia University (Idaho) to Creighton University (untenured lateral).
*Christopher Holman (intellectual property, law & biotechnology) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City to Drake University.
*Robert Jackson, Jr. (corporate law) from Columbia University to New York University (though he will be on leave initially while serving on the SEC).
*Dalié Jiménez (bankruptcy, consumer law) from the University of Connecticut to the University of California, Irvine.
*Kristin Johnson (financial markets, corporate) from Seton Hall University to Tulane University.
*Michael Kang (election law) from Emory University to Northwestern University.
*Orin Kerr (criminal procedure, computer crime law) from George Washington University to the University of Southern California (effective January 2018).
*Robert Knowles (civil procedure, national security law) from Valparaiso University to the University of Baltimore (untenured lateral).
*Eugene Kontorovich (constitutional law, federal courts, public international law) from Northwestern University to George Mason University.
*Rebecca Kysar (tax) from Brooklyn Law School to Fordham University.
*Jill Wieber Lens (torts, products liability, remedies) from Baylor University to the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (effective January 2018).
*Sheldon Bernard Lyke, (property, trusts & estates, critical race theory) from Whittier Law School to Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law (untenured lateral)
*Suzette Malveaux (civil procedure, civil rights, complex litigation) from Catholic University to the University of Colorado, Boulder.
*Khrista McCarden (tax) from Pepperdine University to Tulane University (untenured lateral).
*Jeremy R. McClane (corporate, securities, commercial law) from the University of Connecticut to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (untenured lateral).
*Justin McCrary (law & economics, empirical legal studies, corporate) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University.
*Agnieszka McPeak (torts, law & technology, privacy) from the University of Toledo to Duquesne University (untenured lateral).
*Curtis Milhaupt (Japanese law, East Asian legal system comparative corporate governance) from Columbia University to Stanford University (effective January 2018).
April 19, 2018
Here is the announcement, I've inserted institutional affiliations of the scholars whose work was recognized:
The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its twenty-fourth annual poll to select the ten best corporate and securities articles. Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals during 2017. More than 565 articles were on this year’s list. Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2017 have a 2016 date, and not all articles containing a 2017 date were published and indexed in time to be included in this year’s list.
The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:
Choi, Stephen J. (NYU), Jill Fisch (Penn), Marcel Kahan (NYU), and Edward Rock (NYU). Does Majority Voting Improve Board Accountability? 83 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1119-1180 (2016).
Cox, James D. (Duke), Fabrizio Ferri (Columbia Busness), Colleen Honigsberg (Stanford), and Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt). Quieting the Shareholders' Voice: Empirical Evidence of Pervasive Bundling in Proxy Solicitations. 89 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1175-1238 (2016).
Gelpern, Anna (Georgetown) and Erik F. Gerding (Colorado). Inside Safe Assets. 33 Yale J. on Reg. 363-421 (2016).
Goshen, Zohar (Columbia) and Richard Squire (Fordham). Principal Costs: A New Theory for Corporate Law and Governance. 117 Colum. L. Rev. 767-829 (2017).
Hwang, Cathy (Utah). Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions. 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1403-1451 (2016).
Judge, Kathryn (Columbia). Information Gaps and Shadow Banking. 103 Va. L. Rev. 411-480 (2017).
Morley, John (Yale). The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History. 116 Colum. L. Rev. 2145-2197 (2016).
Pollman, Elizabeth (Loyola/Los Angeles) and Jordan M. Barry (San Diego). Regulatory Entrepreneurship. 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. 383-448 (2017).
Subramanian, Guhan (Harvard). Deal Process Design in Management Buyouts. 130 Harv. L. Rev. 590-658 (2016).
Rauterberg, Gabriel (Michigan) and Eric Talley (Columbia). Contracting Out of the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Opportunity Waivers. 117 Colum. L. Rev. 1075-1151 (2017).
April 17, 2018
April 05, 2018
March 29, 2018
...at least until she got cornered by the (very polite) questioner. Of course, Prof. Wax's comments attempted to violate the confidentiality of African-American students at her school, who, like all students, are entitled not to have their academic performance broadcast to the world by a faculty member.
March 23, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 04, 2018
We did a related poll nearly a decade ago, and I've taken pointers from that one in constituting the list of candidates here (though this one covers a shorter time span). I also consulted lists of the most cited legal scholars and the most cited articles in compiling the list. For living faculty, only those 60 or older in 2018 were included. Have fun! Some figures straddle the pre- and post-1945 period, but you may consider the impact of their pre-1945 work on American legal thought since then.
SINS OF OMISSION from the poll include Thomas Merrill, Martin Redish, Martha Fineman, and Janet Halley, among others that have been called to my attention. Others complain that there are too many choices!
UPDATE: A number of readers complained that more than 100 choices was too many, and is clearly discouraging people from participating, so I've shut it down. I may try again, perhaps breaking this into more discreet areas of legal scholarship or even more discreet time periods. Thanks to all who voted, and thanks to those who sent feedback.
February 23, 2018
February 13, 2018
A FB friend pointed out the remarkable pattern of recent years: women who began their careers as tenure-track law professors at the University of Virginia, and are now Deans of leading law schools. They are Kerry Abrams (newly appointed Dean at Duke), Risa Goluboff (Dean at UVA), Liz Magill (Dean at Stanford), and Jennifer Mnookin (Dean at UCLA). I guess other leading law schools will know where to look in their next Dean search!