August 03, 2015
His biography; his “intent”; the phases of his twenty-year career; the context [historical, philosophical] in which he wrote; his interpretation by others; indeed “the” meaning of his writing … all of that fosters erudite avoidance … and so will be out of bounds. The seminar is for “amateurs” able to take Nietzsche’s passionate, enigmatic words personally – and, so, able to be provoked by them.
Now that's embarrassing that an academic institution offers a course premised on the idea that utter ignorance is a virtue, since basic scholarly knowledge and competence would allegedly lead to "erudite avoidance."
July 21, 2015
MOVING TO FRONT: YALE LIST IS NOW, I THINK, COMPLETE--PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF ANY REMAINING ERRORS
As I've done in the past, I'm posting a list of the visiting professors (who hold university appointments elsewhere) at the top six law schools, the schools that are "top six" by almost all measures of faculty quality--which are also the schools that also typically have the most visiting professors on a regular basis. While many visiting stints are made with an eye to possible permanent appointment, not all are; some are so-called "podium" visits, which aim to fill an immediate teaching need at the school. By my calculation, for example, maybe 5% of the visits last year resulted in (or are in process of resulting in) offers of permanent employment--perhaps a slightly higher percentage of the non-podium visits resulted in such offers. Often visitors from local schools in the area are invited for podium visit purposes--though some "locals" may also be "look-see" visitors, i.e., under consideration for appointment. NYU also has a fair number of "enrichment" and "global" visitors, well-known senior folks who are keen to spend some time in New York, but who aren't necessarily interested in, or being considered for, lateral moves. (Columbia gets some of these folks too.) From the outside, of course, it's very hard to tell all these apart, so here, without further comment, are the visiting professors for 2015-16; please e-mail me about omissions or corrections (though I'm hopeful this is the final version).
Please note that not every visit, below, is for the entire academic year; indeed, my guess is at least half are not, meaning students can expect many of these faculty to *also* be teaching at their home institution. In the case of HLS, many of the visitors come in the Winter Term, i.e., just the month of January.
Please also note that this is supposed to be a list of visiting faculty who have gone through some kind of appointments process at the school at which they are visiting, whether a process for look-see visitors, "enrichment" visitors, or podium visitors. These are supposed to be faculty who are teaching at the host school and who are being paid by the host school to teach.
Columbia Law School
Michelle Wilde Anderson (Stanford University)
Susanna Augenhofer (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Aharon Barak (Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya)
Noa Ben-Asher (Pace University)
Brian Cheffins (Cambridge University)
Albert Choi (University of Virginia)
Hanoch Dagan (Tel Aviv University)
Rosalind Dixon (University of New South Wales)
David Enoch (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Lindsay Farmer (University of Glasgow)
James Forman (Yale University)
Sudhir Krishnaswamy (Azim Premji University)
Katja Langenbucher (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Jennifer Laurin (University of Texas, Austin)
Alessio Pacces (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
Dennis Patterson (European University Institute; Rutgers University, Camden; University of Swansea)
Knut Benjamin Pissler (Max Planck Institute)
Sophie Robin-Olivier (University of Paris I-Pantheon/Sorbonne)
Russell Robinson (University of California, Berkeley)
Victor Rodriguez-Rescia (DePaul University)
Sonia E. Rolland (Northeastern University)
Scott Shapiro (Yale University)
Dan Simon (University of Southern California)
Julie Suk (Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University)
Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia)
Rose Cuison Villazor (University of California, Davis)
July 17, 2015
July 16, 2015
A new empirical article by Tom Ginsburg and Thomas J. Miles finds evidence of possible complementarity between scholarly output and quality of teaching at the University of Chicago.
From the conclusion:
The recent debate on the mission of American law schools has hinged on the assumption that a trade-off exists between teaching and research, and this article’s analysis, although limited in various ways, casts some doubt on that assumption.
Tom Ginsburg & Thomas J. Miles, The Teaching/ Research Trade-Off in Law: Data From the Right Tail, 39 Evaluation Rev. 46 (2015).
July 06, 2015
I'll post a link to a news release when one is available. Perhaps now that Illinois has appointed a distinguished Dean from the outside, those U.S. News evaluators who have been punishing Illinois in the reputational surveys will consider giving the school a more generous score?
UPDATE: The Illinois announcement.
June 24, 2015
MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014
These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at various intervals during the year; recent additions are bolded.
*Owen Anderson (oil & gas law, natural resources) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman to the University of Texas, Austin.
*Jennifer Bard (health law, constitutional law) from Texas Tech University to the University of Cincinnati (to become Dean).
*Ben Barros (property) from Widener University to the University of Toledo (to become Dean).
*Ann Bartow (intellectual property) from Pace University to the University of New Hampshire.
*Thomas Brennan (tax, empirical legal studies) from Northwestern University to Harvard University.
*Christopher Buccafusco (intellectual property, behavioral/experimental law & economics) from Chicago-Kent College of Law to Cardozo Law School.
*Aaron Bruhl (legislation, statutory interpretation, federal courts) from the University of Houston to the College of William & Mary.
*Irene Calboli (intellectual property, international trade, comparative law) from Marquette University to Texas A&M University.
*Joshua Cohen (political philosophy) resigned from Stanford University (where he taught in Law, Philosophy & Political Science) in October 2014 to join Apple University. He will now also be part-time at the University of California, Berkeley.
*Matthew Diller (administrative law, social welfare law & policy) from Cardozo Law School to Fordham University (as Dean).
*Marcella David (international law, foreign relations law) from the University of Iowa to Florida A&M University (as Provost).
*William Dodge (international law, international transactions, international dispute resolution) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of California, Davis.
*Susan Fortney (legal ethics, legal professions, legal malpractice, bioethics, torts) from Hofstra University to Texas A&M University.
*Brian Galle (tax) from Boston College to Georgetown University.
*Nuno Garoupa (law & economics, comparative law) from the University of Illinois to Texas A&M University.
*Elizabeth Garrett (legislation, administrative law) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University (to become President).
*Andrew Guzman (international law and trade, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Southern California (as Dean).
*C. Scott Hemphill (antitrust, intellectual property, law & economics) from Columbia University to New York University.
*Robert Jerry II (insurance law, dispute resolution, health law & finance) from the University of Florida, Gainesville to the University of Missouri, Columbia.
*Christian Johnson (tax) from the University of Utah to Widener University-Harrisburg (to become Dean).
*Sonia Katyal (intellectual property, civil rights, privacy, property, law & sexuality) from Fordham University to the University of California, Berkeley.
*Daniel Katz (empirical legal studies, computational legal studies, criminal procedure) from Michigan State University to Chicago-Kent College of Law.
*Paul Kirgis (alternative dispute resolution, evidence) from St. John's University to the University of Montana (to become Dean).
*Charlotte Ku (international law) from the University of Illinois to Texas A&M University.
*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).
*Erik Luna (criminal law & procedure) from Washington & Lee University to Arizona State University.
*Glynn S. Lunney, Jr. (intellectual property, law & economics) from Tulane University to Texas A&M University.
*Timothy Lytton (regulatory law and policy, administrative law, torts) from Albany Law School to Georgia State University.
*Bruce Markell (bankruptcy) from Florida State University to Northwestern University.
*Andrei Marmor (legal philosophy) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University.
*Andrea Matwyshyn (law & technology, cyberlaw, privacy) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (untenured) to Northeastern University.
*Paul McGreal (constitutional law, law & religion, business ethics) from the University of Dayton to Creighton University (as Dean).
*Ajay Mehrotra (tax, legal history) from Indiana University, Bloomington to Northwestern University and the American Bar Foundation.
*Tim Meyer (international law--incl. international economic, environmental and energy law; law & economics) from the University of Georgia to Vanderbilt University.
*Douglas NeJaime (family law, law & sexuality, constitutional law) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of California, Los Angeles.
*Paul Ohm (law & technology, computer law, privacy, intellectual property) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to Georgetown University.
*Dave Owen (environmental law, natural resources, water law, administrative law) from the University of Maine to the University of California, Hastings.
*Mary-Rose Papandrea (constitutional law, media law, national security law) from Boston College to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
*Dylan Penningroth (legal history) from Northwestern University (History Dept.) and American Bar Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley.
*Jennifer Rosato Perea (family law, bioethics, legal ethics, civil procedure) from Northern Illinois University (where she was Dean) to DePaul University (to become Dean).
*Scott Pryor (bankruptcy, contracts, UCC) from Regent University to Campbell University.
*Srividhya Ragavan (intellectual property, international trade, contracts) from the University of Oklahoma, Norman to Texas A&M University.
*Laura Rosenbury (feminist legal theory, family law, employment discrimination) from Washington University, St. Louis to the University of Florida, Gainesville (to become Dean).
*Erin Ryan (environmental law, natural resources law) from Lewis & Clark College to Florida State University.
*James Salzman (environmental law) from Duke University to the University of California, Los Angeles (Law) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Environmental Science & Management).
*Michael Schill (property, real estate law, urban policy) from University of Chicago to the University of Oregon (as President).
*David Schwartz (patents, intellectual property, empirical legal studies) from Chicago-Kent College of Law to Northwestern University.
*Jessica Silbey (intellectual property, law & culture) from Suffolk University to Northeastern University.
*Kenneth Simons (torts, criminal law, law & philosophy) from Boston University to the University of California, Irvine.
*Alexander Somek (EU law, comparative constitutional law, legal theory) from the University of Iowa to the University of Vienna.
*Alec Stone Sweet (comparative constitutional law and politics, international law & courts) from Yale University to the National University of Singapore.
*Alan O. Sykes, Jr. (international trade, law & economics) from New York University back to Stanford University.
*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in July 2015).
*Steve Vladeck (federal courts, national security law, constitutional law) from American University to the University of Texas, Austin (effective 2016).
*Melanie Wilson (criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence) from the University of Kansas to the University of Tennessee (as Dean).
*Peter Yu (intellectual property, communications law and policy, and comparative and international law) from Drake University to Texas A&M University.
*Kathryn Zeiler (torts, health law, law & economics, empirical legal studies) from Georgetown University to Boston University.
June 08, 2015
1. Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard) (230,377 downloads, 172 papers)
2. Daniel Solove (George Washington) (229,918 downloads, 41 papers)*
3. Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (205,141 downloads, 189 papers)
4. Mark Lemley (Stanford) (161,607 downloads, 141 papers)
5. Bernard Black (Northwestern) (161,459 downloads, 138 papers)
6. Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA) (111,432 downloads, 95 papers)
7. Brian Leiter (Chicago) (103,669 downloads, 59 papers)
8. Dan Kahan (Yale) (95,120 downloads, 54 papers)
9. Eric Posner (Chicago) (92,878 downloads, 122 papers)
10. Orin Kerr (George Washington) (89,492 downloads, 49 papers)
*A single paper accounts for nearly two-thirds of Prof. Solove's downloads!
June 04, 2015
June 01, 2015
May 28, 2015
1. Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (28,599 downloads, 24 new papers)
2. Dan Kahan (Yale) (18,796 downloads, 5 new papers)
3. Daniel Solove (George Washington) (18,503 downloads, 2 new papers)
4. Mark Lemley (Stanford) (14,973 downloads, 8 new papers)
5. Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard) (13,940 downloads, 0 new papers)
6. Orin Kerr (George Washington) (12,254 downloads, 4 new papers)
7. Brian Leiter (Chicago) (12,097 downloads, 9 new papers)
8. Bernard Black (Northwestern) (10,561 downloads, 5 new papers)
9. Jeremy Waldron (NYU) (8,214 downloads, 6 new papers)
10. Tim Wu (Columbia) (8,158 downloads, 2 new papers)
And given how close to the top ten, I should note that my colleague Eric Posner had 8,065 downloads and six new papers in the last 12 months.
As the cases of Solove and Bebchuk show, "oldies but goodies" can keep the downloads pouring in!