April 24, 2013
Six law faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
They are: T. Alexander Aleinikoff (Georgetown; currently on leave at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees); Tom Ginsburg (Chicago); Christine Jolls (Yale); Dan Kahan (Yale); John Manning (Harvard), and Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley).
ADDENDUM: As we have had occasion to note before, there are sometimes surprising errors of omission in who is and is not elected to the AAAS, usually explicable in terms of institutional affiliations or intellectual (sometimes personal) animosities (as in the case of the non-election of most of the major American Legal Realists a half-century ago--Harvard dominated in the Academy then, and Harvar was the bastion of anti-Realist reaction). While faculty are usually elected later in their careers, it really is quite astonishing at this point not to find all of these fairly senior faculty (60 or older) already elected (this is off the top of my head, and is hardly an exhaustive list; some of the prior omissions were rectified in the interim): Bernard Black (Northwestern), R.A. Duff (Minnesota), Michael Moore (Illinois), Stephen Perry (Penn), Paul Robinson (Penn), and Larry Sager (Texas), among others.
Dean Search List UpdatedI've posted an update of my annual law school dean search list here. There isn't any new news, for readers who watch these matters regularly, but I've compiled all the hires - and the new openings - for those who don't.
April 23, 2013
Lateral Hiring List UpdatedI've updated my lateral hiring list here. It includes both junior and tenured hires.
April 21, 2013
Constitutional law scholar Eisgruber named Princeton PresidentChristopher Eisgruber, the current Provost at Princeton, a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, a law professor at NYU for more than a decade, and a leading scholar of constitutional law, especially the law of religious liberty, has been named the new President of his alma mater, Princeton University.
April 19, 2013
Kloppenberg to Lead Santa ClaraUniversity of Dayton law professor Lisa Kloppenberg has been named the new dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law. Kloppenberg was Dayton's dean from 2001 to 2011.
April 17, 2013
Three Law Professors Win Guggenheim Fellowships in 2013 Competition (CORRECTED)
They are Lee Epstein (Southern California) and Kristen Stilt (Northwestern).
UPDATE: There's a third, legal historian Daniel Sharfstein (Vanderbilt), whom I missed (he was listed under Humanities, not Social Science). Thanks to several of his colleagues who flagged the omission.
April 09, 2013
Columbia's Trevor Morrison to be New Dean at NYU
I'm a bit late on this one, but it happened while I was on the road. Like Stanford's new Dean, Liz Magill, Professor Morrison is unusually young to be taking over leadership of a major law school. A new trend, perhaps?