October 10, 2014
Signs of the times, cont.: Elon Law cuts tuition, creates 2 1/2 year degree for all students
October 08, 2014
Why do hiring schools look for "signals" from other hiring schools?
Barry Friedman (NYU) writes with an excellent set of questions and observations:
Here’s a thought worth maybe tooting on your blog. It never ceases to catch my attention how much school hiring is driven by signals from other schools. School X will interview candidate Y and love him/her, or will love him/her on paper, but will never move forward for an interview absent a strong signal from some number of schools they consider competitive. Yet, in this tight market, those signals get fewer – especially at the call back and offer stage. It has the effect I think of killing candidates that otherwise would get interviews or offers. Yet, paradoxically, if schools had confidence in their internal assessments (and it is not like this is one person deciding; it is an entire faculty or faculty committee) this sort of market provides a real opportunity to steal that person you loved without a fight.
So why do schools do this? I think in most cases it is because they lack confidence in their own judgments. But what do readers think? I would prefer signed comments, but you must, in any case, include a valid e-mail address, which will not appear.
October 06, 2014
Signs of the times, cont.: Cooley Law issues "Notice of Intent to Close"...
...its Ann Arbor campus (Cooley has several other campuses, however).
October 03, 2014
Another sign of the times: Roger Williams continues with tuition reduction and three-year tuition guarantee
RWU's news release here.
October 02, 2014
Signs of the times: tuition rising at Berkeley
Not surprising, the UC professional schools are all now de facto private.
September 29, 2014
Three Chicago law schools prevail in lawsuits brought by graduates
"The Invention of Low Value Speech"
UPDATE: I just learned that Lakier's paper will appear in the Harvard Law Review! Congratulations to Prof. Lakier!
September 25, 2014
More on Thomas Jefferson and the prospect of law schools closing
"The Circumstances of Civility"
(And Happy New Year to those celebrating!)
September 24, 2014
New AALS website...
...is now on-line.