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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 10, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

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.

 

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 9, 2014 in Faculty News, Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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).

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 6, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

"The Recurring Myth about Nietzsche and Fascism"

Now at The Huffington Post.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 6, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 29, 2014

More attacks on the academic freedom of law professors: Gene Nichol at UNC-Chapel Hill

This one is far more ominous than the Laycock harassment noted the other day.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 29, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 28, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.)

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 24, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 23, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 21, 2014

LSAC settles ADA lawsuits

Good news for students with disabilities considering law school.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 21, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

More thoughts on legal education

This time from Chapman's Richard Redding.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 21, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink