April 26, 2010
"Gordon Liu: Wrong Man for the 9th Circuit" (real headline)
Indeed, especially since no Gordon Liu has been nominated. I like the quote from Professor Painter of Minnesota: "There are real left-wingers in the" academy. That sounds scary. Happily, Professor Painter assures us that Professor Liu is not one of them. Whew!
(Thanks to Diane Amann for the pointer.)
UPDATE: Alas, they finally caught the mistake!
April 14, 2010
Some readers claim the new U.S. News law school rankings have been leaked...
...but I just checked Drudge, and there's no mention of them, so everyone can relax.
UPDATE: The story gets funnier--the material circulating shows Duke as reporting 100% employment at graduation--the only school in the country (the world?) to claim 100% at graduation. As hoaxes go, this one is not subtle. (Of course, I guess it's possible that US News is just the messenger for this hoax...nah, surely a [former] news magazine would investigate before publishing astonishing claims like this.)
April 01, 2010
Speaking of April Fools' pranks...
...this looks like a good paper, esp. the bit about interpretivism and science.
UPDATE: Also this one. Solum is good at this.
Mass Faculty Exodus Strikes Yale: Amar, Ayres and Whitman to Columbia; Hansmann and Romano to NYU; Donohue, Gerken, and Jolls to Harvard; Ackerman, Ellickson and Schwartz to Retire;
In a rather stunning reversal, eleven senior and, in several cases, longtime Yale faculty have either announced their retirements or that they are moving to schools in New York City or to Harvard. According to one of the professors, the timing of the decision was not entirely accidental: "We were at a faculty meeting," according to the source who asked to remain anonymous, "when Bruce Ackerman said, 'you know, we are so great that we could be anywhere, isn't it odd that we're all stuck in this dump of a town?' From there, the meme spread."
Students reported seeing Akhil Amar wandering the halls muttering, "What am I doing in New Haven? I could be in Palo Alto, in New York, in London. How could this have happened? How could this have happened?" Faculty who regularly commute from New York City, like Hansmann and Whitman, soon reported their despair at being the only people on the train commuting to New Haven. "Even the conductors sometimes snicker at us," Whitman was heard to say to a colleague at Columbia.
Robert Post, the Dean at Yale, and his partner, Reva Siegel, have vowed to remain on the Yale faculty, as have several Yale faculty who apparently can not get offers from Columbia and NYU, notwithstanding the traditional bounty that attaches to such prey. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, upon hearing the news, took time out from an oral argument to say, "Hah, hah. No more #1 for Yale!"
Happy April Fools' Day!
March 11, 2010
Alcohol and Sign Painting Don't MixIndeed.
January 07, 2010
Where's the copy-editor?Where, indeed.
December 03, 2009
The Truth about "Above the Law" Revealed at Last
By a commenter (who else?):
ATL [says it] takes its journalistic mission seriously. ATL, please get over yourselves and realize that what you produce is nothing more than trashy entertainment for niche group of wretched people. If this site went suddenly offline forever the world would be no worse off.
(Thanks to a reader who asked to remain anonymous, but was inspired to write by our earlier item.)