November 29, 2013

"The Truth is Terrible"

This was the annual Epes Humanities Lecture at Davidson College, which some readers here might perhaps enjoy.  (Some law colleagues told me they did enjoy it, so I'm posting it here as well.)

November 29, 2013 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

October 27, 2013

Back into the "Blog Empire"...

...hence the new format.  I was out at Pepperdine in lovely Malibu not long ago, and was chatting with the Blog Emperor himself who, among his other virtues, handles all the accounting and technical issues for his empire.  (He also has better luck getting Wolters Kluwer to respond to inquiries!)   Although the 'look' is new, the content will remain the same!

October 27, 2013 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

May 17, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" at the Center for Inquiry in Washington, DC

April 26, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" in DC Tomorrow

March 14, 2013

"Why Tolerate Religion?" in the Harvard Law Review (March 2013)

A nice short notice:  "Why Tolerate Religion? is a readable book that exposes several tenuous assumptions underlying the predominant justifications for religious exemptions. At the same time, it provides a fresh and intuitive framework for analyzing conscience-based objections to facially neutral laws that should appeal to legal practitioners, jurists, and philosophers alike."


March 14, 2013 in Jurisprudence, Navel-Gazing | Permalink

June 14, 2012

Top Tweeting Law Profs

Yes, the site is trash.  But now at least maybe we know the top 50 tweeting law professors.  I particularly love the fact that the "top 50" list, carefully numbered from 1 to 50, is "in no particular order".   

June 14, 2012 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink

October 13, 2011

Why Tolerate Religion?

January 18, 2011

Guess who finally has a personal homepage?

Brian Leiter, that's who--everything you didn't want to know, and then some.   Another Brian Leiter (really, some guy in Maryland) got the .com, so I got the .net.  (It appears the .com has been colonized by advertising connected to the ".net Leiter", however!)

January 18, 2011 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

August 06, 2010

New Book for Prospective Law Professors

The ABA is coming out with a new book entitled Becoming A Law Professor: A Candidates Guide. Brannon Denning, Marcia McCormick, and Jeff Lipshaw authored it.  According to an abstract of the book:

The authors provide detailed advice and resources for aspiring law professors, including a description of the categories of law faculty (and what they do), possible paths to careers in the legal academy, and "how to" guides for filling out the AALS's Faculty Appointments Register, interviewing at the Faculty Recruitment Conference (the "meat market"), issues for non-traditional candidates, dealing with callbacks and job offers, and getting ready for the first semester on the job.

Larry Solum has prepared a Foreward to the book called The New Realities of the Legal Academy

August 6, 2010 in Navel-Gazing, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | TrackBack (0)

May 19, 2010

This Year's Law School Graduation Speakers

Paul Caron, over at TaxProf, has been doing the hard investigative work and he now has a good list of of the 2010 law school commencement speakers here. I'm sure he'd appreciate any additional information that folks are willing to share.  You can look at last year's list here and the 2008 list here.

May 19, 2010 in Navel-Gazing | Permalink | TrackBack (0)