July 16, 2013

NYU's Misleading Presentation of its Academic Job Placement

Tsk, tsk--technically accurate, but also misleading, since it omits the fact that NYU also had the third highest number of candidates on the market (and by a wide margin).  In fact, NYU's percentage placement of its academic job seekers is quite respectable (and better than Harvard's, as it happens!), but the fact is most NYU teaching candidates did not get academic jobs.

Posted by Brian Leiter on July 16, 2013 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Ludicrous Hyperbole Watch, Rankings, Student Advice | Permalink

July 12, 2013

Napolitano From DHS to UC

Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano is resigning to become the President of the University of California.  She holds a JD from the University of Virginia.  

Posted by Dan Filler on July 12, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

July 11, 2013

Final Faculty Lounge Lateral Moves List

It's here.  I'm hoping it's final, at least.  My list includes both tenured and untenured moves, as well as lateral long-term contract (i.e. 405(c)) hires.

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

July 03, 2013

Gouvin Named Dean of Western New England

Eric Gouvin has been named the new dean of the Western New England University School of Law.  He joined the school's faculty in 1991 and holds a JD from Boston University.

Posted by Dan Filler on July 3, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

July 02, 2013

Ken Randall to Head InfiLaw Ventures

The InfiLaw System, which owns Florida Coastal, Charlotte, and Phoenix Schools of Law,  has named outgoing University of Alabama Dean Ken Randall as CEO and President of its subsidiary, InfiLaw Ventures, effective July 1.  He has been consulting with the InfiLaw System for several years.

Posted by Dan Filler on July 2, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

July 01, 2013

More signs of the times...

...at Vermont Law School.

UPDATE:  And at Seton Hall, where faculty have given up 10% of compensation, and the Dean has indicated that all untenured tenure-track faculty may be terminated after 2013-14.

Posted by Brian Leiter on July 1, 2013 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 28, 2013

Alabama's Long-Serving, and Very Successful, Dean Randall to Retire

News item here. Some earlier commentary on Dean Randall's achievements here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 28, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 27, 2013

UVA's Mahoney Reappointed as Dean

No surprise there, he's been good.  And being Dean is a tough job these days.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 27, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 22, 2013

More on NYU Law School Boondoggles

Here.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 22, 2013 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 17, 2013

Lateral hires with tenure, 2012-13

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGIINALLY POSTED AUGUST 27, 2012--UPDATED

These faculty haved accepted appointments with tenure that will begin in 2013 (or after): 

Kenneth Ayotte (bankruptcy, corporate finance, law & economics) from Northwestern University to the University of California, Berkeley.

Margaret Barry(clinical legal education; domestic violence; family law) from Catholic University Columbus School of Law to Vermont Law School  (as Associate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Programs)

Teri Dobbins Baxter (commercial Law, privacy law) from Saint Louis University to the University of Tennessee.

Andrea K. Bjorklund (international trade, litigation and arbitration) from the University of California, Davis to McGill University.

Curtis Bridgeman (contracts, commercial law, law & philosophy) from Florida State University to Wilamette University (as Dean).

Richard Brooks (contracts, law & economics) from Yale University to Columbia University.

Karen Burke (tax) from the University of San Diego to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Lan Cao (international business and trade) from the College of William and Mary to Chapman University.

June Carbone (family law, bioethics) from the University of Missouri, Kansas City to the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul.

David Caron (international law) from the University of California, Berkeley to King's College, London (as Dean of the law faculty).

Paul Caron (tax) from the University of Cincinnati to Pepperdine University.

Eric A. Chiappinelli (corporate law) from Creighton Universitiy to an endowed Chair at Texas Tech University.

Luis E. Chiesa (criminal law & procedure) from Pace University to the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jim Chen (administrative, constitutional, environmental, and natural resources law; legislation; economic regulation) from the University of Louisville to Michigan State University.

Christine Cimini (clinical legal education; immigration law) from University of Denver Sturm College of Law to Vermont Law School.

Evan Criddle (international law, human rights, administrative law) from Syracuse University to the College of William & Mary.

Jason Czarnezki (domestic and comparative environmental law) from Vermont Law School to Pace University.

Steven Davidoff (corporate law) from Ohio State University to the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Delgado (critical race theory, civil rights, constitutional law) from Seattle University to the University of Alabama.

Miranda Perry Fleischer (tax) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to the University of San Diego.

Victor Fleischer (tax) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to the University of San Diego.

Jeanne Fromer (intellectual property) from Fordham University to New York University.

James Grimmelman (intellectual property, Cyberlaw) from New York Law School to the University of Maryland.

Daniel Hamilton (legal history, constitutional law) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (as Dean).

Lenese Herbert (criminal law & procedure) from Albany Law School to Howard University.

Julie A. Hill (secured transactions, payment systems, banking law) from the University of Houston to the University of Alabama.

Adam Hirsch (trusts & estate) from Florida State University to University of San Diego.

Darren Hutchinson (constitutional law, remedies, critical legal theory) from American University to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Lucy Jewel (legal writing) from John Marshall Law School (Atlanta) to the University of Tennessee.

Emily Kadens (European legal history) from the University of Texas at Austin to Northwestern University.

Stefanie Lindquist (empirical legal studies, public law, law & politics) from the University of Texas at Austin to the University of Georgia (as Dean of the School of Public & Internatinal Affairs).

Alberto Lopez (trusts & estates, property, legal history) from the University of Richmond to the University of Alabama.

Judge Bruce Markell from the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Nevada to Florida State University.

Ruth Mason (tax) from the University of Connecticut to the University of Virginia.

Lesley McAllister (environmental, natural resources, energy and comparative
law) from the University of San Diego to the University of California, Davis.

Grayson McCouch (trusts & estates) from the University of San Diego to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Mathew McCubbins (positive political theory, law & politics) from the University of Southern California to Duke University (joint with the Law School and Political Science).

Bernadette Meyler (constitutional law, law & literature, legal history, law & religion) from Cornell University to Stanford University.

Darrell Miller (civil rights, constitutional law, legal history, civil procedure) from the University of Cincinnati to Duke University.

Trevor Morrison (constitutional law) from Columbia University to New York University (as Dean).

Susan Morse (tax) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of Texas at Austin.

Douglas NeJaime (family law, law & sexuality, legal ethics) from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles to the University of California, Irvine.

James Park (corporate law, securities regulation) from Brooklyn Law School to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Frank Pasquale (intellectual property, cyberlaw, health law, privacy law) from Seton Hall University to the University of Maryland.

Eduardo Penalver (property, land use, law & religion) from Cornell University to the University of Chicago (beginning January 2013).

Nathaniel Persily (election law, constitutional law) from Columbia University to Stanford University.

Ellen Smith Pryor (torts) from Southern Methodist University to the University of North Texas.

Cristina Rodriguez (administrative, immigration, and constitutional law) from New York University to Yale University (beginning January 2013).

James Ryan (education law, constitutional law) from the University of Virginia to Harvard University (as Dean of the Graduate School of Education).

Christopher Serkin (property, land use) from Brooklyn Law School to Vanderbilt University.

Darien Shanske (local government law, tax, jurisprudence) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of California, Davis.

Matthew Spitzer (telecommunications law, administrative law, law & economics) from the University of Texas at Austin to Northwestern University.

Christopher Sprigman (copyright, intellectual property, antitrust) from the University of Virginia to New York University.

Jean Stefancic (critical race theory, legal profession) from Seattle University to the University of Alabama. 

Peter Swire (privacy, law & technology) from Ohio State University to Georgia Institute of Technology (with appointments in Business, Public Policy, and Computing).  

Benjamin van Rooij (Chinese law and regulation, comparative law) from the University of Amsterdam to the University of California, Irvine.

Robin Fretwell Wilson (health law, family law, bioethics) from Washington & Lee University to the University of Illinois.

A list of last year's lateral moves with tenure is here.  And a list of visiting faculty at the very top law schools is here.  This post will be updated and moved to the front at various intervals during this academic year.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 17, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink