October 31, 2016
...despite recently getting conditional accreditation. But given the enrollment figures and lack of demand, this is not a surprising development.
Blog Emperor Caron has been tracking them at various schools. At almost all the schools covered, enrollment is down substantially since 2010 and, even so, the numerical credentials of the enrolled students are also down.
October 27, 2016
October 12, 2016
October 10, 2016
October 01, 2016
Once again, officials of the Alabama legal system show that they accept the rule of recognition of the Federal legal system...
September 27, 2016
Choudhry's lawyers file motion for a preliminary injunction against Berkeley's second disciplinary procedure against him
You can read it here: Download 2016-09-22 PL Motion in Support of Preliminary Injunction - Doc No 13.
I'm glad they've taken this step. Berkeley has been out of control in this matter, and needs a federal judge to intervene.
(Thanks to Sam Issacharoff for the pointer.)
September 26, 2016
The Midwest was hit slightly harder by the downturn in applications than other parts of the country, but still this chart shows where we are from the 2010 peak, and also that many schools are recovering a bit. (2010, it is important to remember, was the peak for applications and enrollments.)
September 22, 2016
Tennessee Law Prof. Glenn Reynolds--aka, "InstaIgnorance" as I used to call him back in the day--has Twitter account suspended after encouraging motorists to run down protesters in Charlotte
Several readers have flagged this story for me. Reynolds is a benighted soul, alas. A criminal law colleague calls to my attention:
TN Code § 39-12-102 (2015)
(a) Whoever, by means of oral, written or electronic communication, directly or through another, intentionally commands, requests or hires another to commit a criminal offense, or attempts to command, request or hire another to commit a criminal offense, with the intent that the criminal offense be committed, is guilty of the offense of solicitation.
(b) It is no defense that the solicitation was unsuccessful and the offense solicited was not committed. It is no defense that the person solicited could not be guilty of the offense solicited, due to insanity, minority, or other lack of criminal responsibility or incapacity. It is no defense that the person solicited was unaware of the criminal nature of the conduct solicited. It is no defense that the person solicited is unable to commit the offense solicited because of the lack of capacity, status, or characteristic needed to commit the offense solicited, so long as the person soliciting or the person solicited believes that either or both have such capacity, status, or characteristic.
I doubt there will be a prosecution, but who knows? His real mens rea is more likely "dumb and insensitive" than "malicious."
UPDATE: Lawyer Jason Walta writes:
I'm kind of bemused by the seemingly shocked response of the chancellor and law dean. Have these people never met Glenn Reyonolds? Were they previously unaware that he's on faculty there?
The fact of the matter is that this stuff is Reynolds's entire métier, stretching back to when he called for vigilante executions of "looters" during Katrina or lauded William "Gosh I didn't mean to shoot my wife in the head" Burroughs as some kind of Second Amendment hero.