March 26, 2017
MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 1, 2016
These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2017 (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.
*Angela Banks (immigration law) from the College of William & Mary to Arizona State University.
*Binyamin Blum (legal history, evidence, criminal procedure) from Hebrew University, Jerusalem to the University of California Hastings (starting in Spring 2018) (untenured lateral).
*Christopher Bruner (corporate law, securities regulation) from Washington & Lee University to the University of Georgia.
*Nicolas Cornell (contracts, law & philosophy) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to the University of Michigan (law) (untenured lateral).
*Sharon Davies (criminal law & procedure) from Ohio State University to Spelman College (to become Provost).
*Darby Dickerson (higher education law & policy, litigation ethics) from Texas Tech University (where she is currently Dean) to John Marshall Law School, Chicago (to become Dean).
*Ben Edwards (corporate law, securities regulation, consumer financial protection) from Barry University to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (untenured lateral).
*Tonya Evans (intellectual property, entertainment law, trusts & estates) from Widener University Commonwealth to the University of New Hampshire.
*Eric Franklin (corporate, contracts, economic & community development clinic) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (untenured latereal).
*David Gamage (tax) from the University of California, Berkeley to Indiana University, Bloomington.
*Sarah Haan (corporate) from the University of Idaho to Washington & Lee University.
*Kevin Haeberle (corporate law, securities regulation) from University of South Carolina to the College of William & Mary (untenured lateral)
*Sam Halabi (health law) from the University of Tulsa to the University of Missouri, Columbia.
*David Hoffman (contracts, law & psychology) from Temple University to the University of Pennsylvania.
*Nicole Huberfeld (health law, constitutional law) from the University of Kentucky to the School of Public Health, Boston University.
*Blake Hudson (environmental law, natural resources, land use) from Louisiana State University to the University of Houston.
*Lolita Buckner Inniss (property, legal history) from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to Southern Methodist University.
*Kurt Lash (constitutional law) from the University of Illinois to the University of Richmond.
*Pamela Metzger (criminal law & procedure) from Tulane University to Southern Methodist University.
*Samuel Moyn (legal history, human rights) from Harvard University to Yale University.
*Shu-Yi Oei (tax) from Tulane University to Boston College.
*David Orentlicher (health law) from Indiana University, Indianapolis to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
*Hari M. Osofsky (energy law, climate change, law & science) from the University of Minnesota to Pennsylvania State University (to become Dean).
*Alice Ristroph (criminal law & procedure, constitutional law, political theory) from Seton Hall University to Brooklyn Law School.
*Victoria Sahani (alternative dispute resolution, international arbitration) from Washington & Lee University to Arizona State University.
*Michael Hunter Schwartz (legal education & pedagogy) from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock to McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (to become Dean).
*Joshua Sellers (election law, constitutional law, legislation, civil procedure) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman to Arizona State University (untenured lateral).
*Michael Simkovic (bankruptcy, tax, corporate) from Seton Hall University to the University of Southern California.
*Brad Snyder (civil procedure, constitutional law, legal history) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to Georgetown University.
*Matthew Tokson (criminal procedure, cyberlaw, intellectual property) from Northern Kentucky University to the University of Utah (untenured lateral).
*Franita Tolson (election law, constitutional law, employment discrimination) from Florida State University to the University of Southern California.
*Rebecca Tushnet (intellectual property, First Amendment) from Georgetown University to Harvard University.
*Ryan Vacca (intellectual property) from the University of Akron to the University of New Hampshire.
*Urska Velikonja (corporate, securities regulation) from Emory University to Georgetown University.
March 09, 2017
First, bail was reduced from $500,000 to $3,000, and now the criminal charges are about to be dropped. I would imagine Professor Parisi will have a good defamation action against the accuser. Do see the comments by the lawyer involved in the property dispute between Parisi and his accuser: this lawyer "believes the criminal allegations were being used to defame and retaliate against Parisi."
UPDATE: It's official, all charges against Parisi have been dropped, but not until he had to spend three weeks in jail! Unbelievable, I imagine Professor Parisi will explore his legal options against the local authorities.
March 07, 2017
March 01, 2017
Daniel Schwarcz (Minnesota) and Colleen Chien (Santa Clara) win American Law Institute Young Scholars Medal (Michael Simkovic)
The press release is here. The award is highly selective. The ALI--publisher of the influential Restatements of Law and co-creator of the Uniform Commercial Code--selects two out of thousands of eligible "young scholars" every two years for work that has the potential to change the law for the better.
Congratulations to Dan and Colleen!
February 23, 2017
February 22, 2017
February 13, 2017
This is amusing, courtesy of law professor Ryan Whalen (Dalhousie), a recent JD/PhD graduate of Northwestern. One minor drawback is that faculty who retire and move elsewhere are treated as ordinary lateral moves. (So, too, with moves to assume Deanships: there too, the reasons for the move are different than ordinary lateral moves.)
February 09, 2017
February 02, 2017
Should a law school Dean be writing op-eds in support of controversial (or even uncontroversial) political appointees?
That's an issue posed by a dispute between Nancy Staudt, Dean of the law school at Washington University, St. Louis--who wrote an opinion piece in support of Andrew Puzder, Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor, who is also an involved alum of Wash U--and Emeritus Professor Richard Kuhns, whose open letter you can read here: Download Puzder letter Kuhns. Professor Kuhns thinks it was inappropriate for the Dean to write this column; I am inclined to agree. But I am curious what others think about the propriety of Dean Staudt's piece. Signed comments only: full name and valid e-mail address. Submit the comment only once, it may take awhile to appear.
January 27, 2017
Some want to play an "indispensable" role in the search for a new Dean. I'm sure student feedback on candidates will receive some weight, but that's about it. Were I a betting man (I am not), I would bet on John Goldberg or John Manning--both current HLS faculty--to be chosen as the new Dean.