June 10, 2014
U of Minnesota provides $2 million to offset law school's deficit
Story here. If a major state law school, perenially top 20ish, is in this situation, I would imagine many other law schools are as well.
June 09, 2014
"The limits of religious tolerance"
The scholarly debate has made it to the Chronicle of Higher Education,with lots of lawprofs featured, including me, Schwartzmann, Laycock, McConnell, Sager, Smith, and Koppelman.
June 06, 2014
UC Irvine Law School now fully accredited by the ABA
I was just forwarded the e-mail confirming that milestone. Not a surprise, of course, given all that's been accomplished in a remarkably short time, but this also means that UC Irvine will be subjected to U.S. News.com ranking next year. The lawyer/judge reputation survey results are very hard to predict; it will be interesting to see how the academic reputation survey comes out (UCI ought to get a top 20 score there, but we'll see if that happens).
"The Recurring Myth about Nietzsche and Fascism"
May 29, 2014
More attacks on the academic freedom of law professors: Gene Nichol at UNC-Chapel Hill
May 28, 2014
U Arizona cuts non-resident tuition
Blog Emperor Caron has the details. I suspect that part of the plan is to make up lost revenue with the new B.A. in which law faculty will teach. All-in-all, some interesting strategic moves by U of Arizona that will be watched closely by schools nationwide.
May 24, 2014
Dear UVA students: in prying into Prof. Laycock's e-mails you are attacking his academic freedom
Douglas Laycock (Virginia) is, I would agree, on the wrong side of a number of recent religious liberty issues in both his advocacy and in his scholarship, but students requesting his e-mails are engaged in harassment and intimidation that infringe upon his academic freedom. Cut it out, kids! No good will come of this kind of mischief. (You also won't succeed in stifling Prof. Laycock, so you're also wasting your time. Try talking to him! He's not that scary.)
May 23, 2014
On the right to be forgotten
A sensible commentary from my colleague Eric Posner. It's one of the many travesties that is modern First Amendment law that it would prohibit the recognition of such a right here.
May 21, 2014
LSAC settles ADA lawsuits
Good news for students with disabilities considering law school.
More thoughts on legal education
This time from Chapman's Richard Redding.