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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Judge Posner "whacks" (truly) Wisconsin and Indiana

It's a very amusing read that lays waste to some rather pathetic arguments.


September 4, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Columbia law professor Katherine Franke joins boycott against University of Illinois...

...and cancels scheduled talk, though she will travel to Urbana-Champaign at her own expense to participate in a symposium about the Salaita case.


September 2, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

New University of Illinois Law Faculty blog

Some papers posted on SSRN during the summer...

...in case they're of interest to anyone who took a vacation from blogs during the summer:

"The Case Against Free Speech"

"Marx, Law, Ideology, Legal Positivism"

"Reply to Five Critics of Why Tolerate Religion?


September 2, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Signs of a rebound in the legal market?

Some Philadelphia firms are hiking starting salaries.


August 28, 2014 in Legal Profession | Permalink

Gaming the U.S.News.com COLLEGE rankings

The case of Northeastern.  To get a sense of how nuts this is, note that at #49 in the USNews.com list, Northeastern ranks ahead of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Washington in Seattle, both among the top 20 research universities in the United States by normal measures of academic excellence (academic reputation, research funding, membership in National Academies, citations, etc.).


August 28, 2014 in Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Salaita v. University of Illinois: the Constitutional Issues

Here.


August 27, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ASU's annual "Aspiring Law Profs" conference...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"Why Tolerate Religion?" now in paperback...

"University of Illinois repeals the First Amendent for its faculty"

More thoughts on the Illinois/Salaita fiasco.  A number of law professors have been outspoken and informative on this issue--Michael Dorf (Cornell), Katherine Franke (Columbia), and Kevin Heller (London), among others--but more need to make their voices heard, especially those of us in Illinois.  This is a travesty, that bodes ill for all our colleagues at state universities around the country.  I hope my esteemed colleagues at the University of Illinois College of Law will speak up.   Many of my friends in the humanities at Illinois worry that the Admin only takes seriously the professional schools and the "STEM" faculties.


August 24, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink