Saturday, April 9, 2016

Percentage of job seekers who secured tenure-track jobs, by school

MOVING TO FRONT FROM MARCH 17--IF YOU'VE BEEN HIRED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR INFORMATION AT THE PRAWFS BLOG LINK, BELOW

As Prof. Lawsky collects the data on entry-level hiring, bear in mind that the total number of graduates on the teaching market varies considerably by school; once all the hiring results are in, I'll post the percentage success rates.  But here are the total number of graduates by school that were on the market this year:  45 from Harvard; 42 from Yale; 29 from Georgetown; 29 from NYU; 21 from Columbia; 19 from Stanford; 16 from Berkeley; 12 from Chicago; 12 from Virginia; 10 from Northwestern; 9 from Michigan; 6 from Duke; 5 from Penn; 5 from Cornell; 5 from UCLA; 3 from Southern California; 3 from Texas.  I know that 75% of the Chicago grads on the teaching market secured a tenure-track job; I'll post the final listing in a couple of weeks.

4/9/16 UPDATE:  So as I surmised awhile back, we seem to be closing in on about eighty tenure-track hires this year, compared to about 65 the last two years.  Based on the data so far, here's how the placement looks for the preceding schools that had at least two placements (the data is not yet complete, however; it counts only JD placements, though some of the gross numbers, above, include some LLM or SJDs, though those appear to be distributed across the schools with the biggest numbers--I'll fix that in the final count when Prof. Lawsky is done collecting the data):

Chicago:  6 of 12 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (50%)

UCLA:  2 of 5 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (40%)

Yale    17 of 42 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (40%)

Stanford:  7 of 19 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (37%)

Michigan:  3 of 9 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (33%)

Columbia:  6 of 21 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (29%)

Harvard:  11 of 45 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (24%)

NYU:  7 of 29 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (24%)

Virginia:  3 of 12 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (25%)

Berkeley:  2of 16 candidates secured tenure-track jobs (13%)

April 9, 2016 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News | Permalink

Friday, April 8, 2016

Four law professors win Guggenheim Fellowships

They are:  Andrea McDowell (Seton Hall), Alexandra Natapoff (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles), David Rabban (Texas/Austin), and Robert Spoo (Tulsa).

April 8, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Finalists for the Deanship at the University of Minnesota

Here.  An unusual list, only one or two seem like obviously suitable candidates for a major academic law school usually viewed as one of the top 20 or so in the U.S.  But I may also not be well-informed about some of the others.

(Thanks to Susan Franck for the pointer.)

April 7, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

In Memoriam: Carl Auerbach (1915-2016)

My former San Diego colleague Bert Lazerow kindly shared the USD Dean's message about Professor Auerbach's passing and his extraordinary career:

I am sorry to inform you that our beloved colleague, Carl Auerbach, died early today at the age of 100, after a short illness.

Carl Auerbach was nothing less than a legend.  His distinguished career of public service, teaching and scholarship began before World War II.  After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1938, Carl worked at the Department of Labor (1938-40) and in the Office of Price Administration (1940-43) before serving in the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) of the U.S. Army in Europe from 1943 to 1946.  His intelligence services as an officer in the OSS and then on the Allied Control Council in Germany were nothing short of heroic and played a vital part in establishing post-war peace and freedom in Western Europe.  When he returned to the U.S. in 1946, Carl served in important positions as General Counsel of the Office of Price Administration and Associate General Counsel of the Office of Economic Stabilization.  In 1946, he entered academia and joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he taught for 14 years before moving to the University of Minnesota in 1961.  Carl then taught at Minnesota for 28 years, serving as dean of the University of Minnesota Law School for seven years from 1972-79.  He joined our faculty as Distinguished Visiting Professor in 1985.   In addition to visiting at USD, he also held visiting appointments at the University of Iowa, University of Utah, UCLA and Uppsala University law schools and at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

Carl was the author or co-author of three books.  He also published nearly 70 articles on administrative law, civil rights, constitutional law, legal education, law and the social sciences and other significant legal topics, many of them in leading legal journals and other influential publications.  His landmark article “Jury Trials and Civil Rights,” published in the New Leader in 1957, is often credited with providing the blueprint for compromise that led to the passage of the first civil right legislation.  Among his other awards, he was  a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Law Institute. 

Carl was a passionate and popular teacher during the 27 years he taught at our law school.  From 1985 to 2001, he taught two courses each spring, from a menu that included Professional Responsibly, Administrative Law, American Legal History, Legislation and European Union Law.  From 2002 until his retirement in 2012, he taught a seminar on the Law of American Democracy, which drew both on his scholarship and his life-long experience in politics and public service.  In December 2015, the Board of Trustees of USD bestowed upon Carl the title of Emeritus Professor Law.

April 7, 2016 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

President Obama is at the University of Chicago Law School today discussing the Supreme Court and the nomination of Judge Garland...

...which you can watch here.  And if you'd like to know the truth about what's really going on with Supreme Court nomination battles, read this.  (I'm not there, I'm at home working, since the faculty have been thrown out of their offices for the day!)

April 7, 2016 in Jurisprudence, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Professor Bainbridge, corporate "tool"

You knew it was so, didn't you?

April 7, 2016 in Faculty News, Legal Humor | Permalink

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

George Mason's "Antonin Scalia Law School"...

Law school co-deans...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Most cited intellectual property articles in the last decade...

...though calculated with HeinOnLine, which I've found to be a bit quirky, but perhaps still interesting results.

April 5, 2016 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

Friday, April 1, 2016

In law firms, lawyers and paralegals prosper while secretarial jobs disappear (Michael Simkovic)

This post contains figures illustrating data reported by the author in a New York Times Dealbook post.  Lawyers v Secretaries

 

Educated v Unskilled

April 1, 2016 in Guest Blogger: Michael Simkovic, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice, Science, Student Advice, Weblogs | Permalink