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!
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!
June 23, 2014
Religious exemptions as license for evil, part 143
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.
June 18, 2014
Richard Posner and NAACP v. Button (1963)
June 11, 2014
ABA Section on Legal Education recommends changes...
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).