Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Law school critics still disconnected from reality

Not a surprise, but good to see it documented.

February 2, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Friday, January 30, 2015

K&L Gates tackles "revenge porn," files civil suit on behalf of a victim

Interesting developments, which may do something to make the Internet less of a cesspool than it presently is.

January 30, 2015 in Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Latest LSAC report on law school applications

As of January 23, 2015: 

As of 1/23/15, there are 168,887 fall 2015 applications submitted by 24,097 applicants.  Applicants are down 7.3% and applications are down 9.8% from 2014. 

This represents a smaller drop in applicants compared to the last report, consistent with the apparent trend towards more applications later in the cycle.

January 29, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Simkovic on under-investment in higher education


January 28, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

$30 million naming gift for the law school at British Columbia

I wonder if there has ever been a larger gift to a Canadian law school?

January 27, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rostron & Levit's Guide to Submitting to Law Reviews

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Stop the madness," i.e., the law review submission process

Paul Gowder (Iowa) comments.

January 23, 2015 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"

The final version of this paper, forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review symposium on "Jurisprudence and (its) History."

January 22, 2015 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

Professor Henry Butler at George Mason kindly shared this obituary:

Henry Girard Manne died on January 17, 2015 at the age of 86. A towering figure in legal education, Manne was one of the founders of the Law and Economics movement, the 20th century’s most important and influential legal academic discipline.

Manne is survived by his wife, Bobbie Manne; his children, Emily and Geoffrey Manne; two grandchildren, Annabelle and Lily Manne; and two nephews, Neal and Burton Manne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geoffrey and Eva Manne, and his brother, Richard Manne. 

Henry Manne was born on May 10, 1928, in New Orleans. The son of merchant parents, he was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Central High School in Memphis, and graduated with a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1950. Manne received a JD from the University of Chicago in 1952, and a doctorate in law (SJD) from Yale University in 1966. He also held honorary degrees from Seattle University, Universidad Francesco Marroquin in Guatemala and George Mason University. 

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January 20, 2015 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

IHE covers the drop in LSAT scores at many law schools