January 31, 2014

Berkeley Dean candidate finalists

Here; Judge Fletcher from the 9th Circuit, Professor Bagenstos from Michigan, Professor Choudhry from NYU, and Acting Dean Lester.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 31, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 29, 2014

NYU's Revesz to be new Director of the American Law Institute

He succeeds Columbia's Lance Liebman (another former Dean) in the role.

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 29, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 24, 2014

DePaul Dean, Gregory Mark,stepping down at end of the academic year

He took over only in 2011, coming to DePaul from Rutgers-Newark.   I have heard various reports about why he is stepping down so soon, but so far there's no reliable public information.  Dean Mark came in after an earlier fiasco involving heavy-handed administrators (who are not implicated in this resignation).

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 24, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

January 23, 2014

A notable pair of lateral moves, from Duke to USC: Gulati, Krawiec

G. Mitu Gulati and Kim Krawiec are heading west from Duke to USC.  Nice catch for USC!

Posted by Brian Leiter on January 23, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

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