January 16, 2014

A lot of people want to be Dean at the University of Florida...

...and thanks to digging by UF law professor Jeffrey Harrison (a somewhat notorious crank), their applications, including in many cases letters discussing their qualifications, are now a matter of public record.  I expect this publicity is not going to make the search any easier.

(Thanks to Dan Filler for the pointer.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 16, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

December 31, 2013

Signs of the times: 2013 in review

A useful wrap-up from Karen Sloan at The National Law Journal.

Happy New Year to all readers!

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 31, 2013 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

December 16, 2013

Parrish Named Dean of Indiana-Bloomington

Indiana University - Bloomington has named Southwestern Law School Professor Austen Parrish as its new law dean.  Parrish is a 1997 graduate of Columbia Law and joined Southwestern in 2002.  

Posted by Dan Filler on December 16, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

December 09, 2013

Johnson Named Dean of Lewis and Clark

Professor Jennifer Johnson of Lewis and Clark Law School has been named the school's new dean, effective this June.  She succeeds Robert Klonoff, who is stepping down.  Johnson, who hold a JD from Yale, joined the school's faculty in 1980.

Posted by Dan Filler on December 9, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

December 03, 2013

Rubenfeld on rape

He's been generating quite a bit of discussion!

Posted by Brian Leiter on December 3, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

November 26, 2013

Turmoil over the "Sexton Plan" at NYU continues

The latest installment from the faculty opposed to the Sexton Plan here  Sexton, it is worth noting, has already announced his intention to step down from the Presidence in two or three years, though much of his Plan may still go forward (including the massive construction project that will take place right next to a lot of the existing faculty housing, which has no doubt fanned the flames of opposition).

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 26, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

November 11, 2013

Lyon Named Dean Of Valparaiso

Valparaiso University has named Andrea Lyon as its new law school dean.  Lyon, a clinical professor and associate dean at DePaul Law, will take over in June 2014.  She succeeds Dean Jay Conison who left to helm Charlotte Law School. 

Posted by Dan Filler on November 11, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

November 07, 2013

Judge Posner is 9th most influential scholar of all time...

...once citation rates are normalized across disciplines.  Marx is #1.

ADDENDUM:  And Chicago is the only law school in the world to have two faculty in the "top 100" for philosophy!  (You have to enter "philosophy" in the area space to see the results.  Nussbaum clocks in at 26th, yours truly at 76th [how I ended up slightly ahead of Saul Kripke does, shall we say, raise some questions about the metric!])

Posted by Brian Leiter on November 7, 2013 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

October 30, 2013

More on New England Law School...

...this time from the Boston Business Journal:  up to 20 faculty may receive buy-out offers, and the Dean will take a 25% pay cut (but still earn over 600K, which is more than almost all of the Deans of the richest law schools in the country make).

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Posted by Brian Leiter on October 30, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

October 25, 2013

George Mason's Todd Zywicki profiled

Interesting, and not wholly surprising.  To be sure, Professor Zywicki is a committed ideologue, so I would expect him to take the positions he takes even if he weren't being paid to do so.  (We last encountered Professor Zywicki last year during the fake scandal du jour about Professor Warren.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on October 25, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink