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.)
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!
December 16, 2013
Parrish Named Dean of Indiana-Bloomington
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.
December 03, 2013
Rubenfeld on rape
He's been generating quite a bit of discussion!
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).
November 11, 2013
Lyon Named Dean Of ValparaisoValparaiso 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.
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!])
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).