June 24, 2014

Student debt is not the problem facing higher ed...

...according to a new report, which will no doubt be ignored by the fact-free crowd in cyberspace!

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 24, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Writing Prize inflation at Yale Law School

No surprise here, courtesy of my colleague Eric Posner.  A Yale resume without several writing prizes should be inherently suspect!

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 24, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

June 23, 2014

Religious exemptions as license for evil, part 143

ENDA.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 23, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 19, 2014

ABA approves splitting the two Penn State law school campuses into separate institutions

The official announcement.  If the Dickinson School in Carlyle is not listed as part of Penn State for U.S. News purposes, that will have a deleterious effect on its rankings, due to the notorious halo effects of university names.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 19, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

June 18, 2014

Richard Posner and NAACP v. Button (1963)

An interesting story!

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 18, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 11, 2014

ABA Section on Legal Education recommends changes...

...including new rules for auditing employment data and permitting law schools to admit up to 10% of the class without the LSAT.

Posted by Brian Leiter on June 11, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

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