February 13, 2016
Justice Scalia has passed away unexpectedly; there's a brief NY Times notice here. Prior to his appointment to the DC Circuit, and then the Supreme Court, he was a law professor, first at the University of Virginia, then at the University of Chicago. I will add links in due course as more becomes known.
February 08, 2016
February 07, 2016
These are appointments that will take effect in 2016; 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. One suspects the exodus from Wisconsin is at least partly attributable to the budgetary troubles in that state plus the attack on tenure. (ADDENDUM: I am assured by a colleague at Wisconsin that the preceing speculation is mistaken, and that neither budgetary nor tenure issues had anything to do with these moves.)
*Edward Afield (tax) from Ava Maria School of Law to Georgia State University.
*Lisa Alexander (corporate, contracts, housing & urban development law) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Texas A&M University.
*Shubha Ghosh (intellectual property, law & technology, antitrust) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Syracuse University.
*Janine Kim (criminal law, race & the law) from Marquette University to Chapman University.
*Thomas Mitchell (property, land use, remedies, rural development) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Texas A&M University.
*Matthew Parlow (land use, urban planning & policy, sports law) from Marquette University to Chapman University (as Dean).
*Gregg Polsky (tax, corporate finance, corporate law) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to the University of Georgia.
*Steve Vladeck (federal courts, national security law, constitutional law) from American University to the University of Texas, Austin.
*Melissa Wasserman (patents, intellectual property, administrative law, torts, innovation law and policy) from the University of Illinois to the University of Texas, Austin.
January 25, 2016
January 20, 2016
It is alleged I am one, so too Prof. Simkovic (who surely should be, having been single-handedly responsible for bringing facts and serious data analysis to thinking about the financial aspects of legal education). Whatever the merits of this list, I am pleased to see many esteemed friends and colleagues on it! And thanks to those readers who took the time to vote in the survey.
January 15, 2016
January 13, 2016
December 31, 2015
The list includes University of Miami law professor Mary Anne Franks for her important work on "revenge porn."
December 28, 2015
Leading evidence law scholar and UC Hastings faculty member David Faigman named Interim Dean effective January 1, 2016
The Hastings press release is here. No indication, however, of what's become of current Dean Frank Wu, who was just reappointed in 2014. I'll add an update when I know more.
UPDATE: I apparently missed the announcement in November that Dean Wu was stepping down.
December 26, 2015
Law Dean at Bar-Ilan University continues attack on speech and due process rights of Prof. Hanoch Sheinman (UPDATED)
MOVING TO FRONT FROM DEC. 23--UPDATED
Details of this sorry episode are here.
UPDATE: Several law faculty have sent me a statement disputing Prof. Sheinman's account; I have posted it at the original link, above.
ANOTHER: Hebrew U's David Enoch responds to the preceding.
DEC. 28 UPDATE: Alon Harel (Hebrew U) weighs in.