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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Law professors as university presidents

This is just off the top of my head, but it seems like a lot:  Kent Syverud at Syracuse University; Michael Fitts at Tulane University; Joel Seligman at University of Rochester; John Sexton at New York University; Lee Bollinger at Columbia University; Bill Powers at the University of Texas at Austin; Frederick Lawrence at Brandeis University; Nicholas Zeppos at Vanderbilt University; David Leebron at Rice University; Ronald Daniels at Johns Hopkins University. Other current ones?

May 27, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink | Comments (26)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Dear UVA students: in prying into Prof. Laycock's e-mails you are attacking his academic freedom

Douglas Laycock (Virginia) is, I would agree, on the wrong side of a number of recent religious liberty issues in both his advocacy and in his scholarship, but students requesting his e-mails are engaged in harassment and intimidation that infringe upon his academic freedom.  Cut it out, kids!  No good will come of this kind of mischief.  (You also won't succeed in stifling Prof. Laycock, so you're also wasting your time.  Try talking to him!  He's not that scary.)

May 24, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Friday, May 23, 2014

On the right to be forgotten

A sensible commentary from my colleague Eric Posner.  It's one of the many travesties that is modern First Amendment law that it would prohibit the recognition of such a right here.

May 23, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Law in Cyberspace, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

LSAC settles ADA lawsuits

Good news for students with disabilities considering law school.

May 21, 2014 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink

More thoughts on legal education

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The cost of higher education

Blog Emperor Caron links to two recent items, the first of which makes clear what adults already knew, namely, that the cost of legal education is only a small part of the bigger picture.

May 20, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Friday, May 16, 2014

Why philosophy has been central to legal education

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Federal clerkship placement rankings by school, 2011-2013

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The many academic defenders of the inequality at the core of our current religious exemptions jurisprudence...

...had better speak out forcefully about the latest in religious-inspired anarchy.

May 14, 2014 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

European court will force Google to actually stop facilitating evil

A welcome development, though I doubt we will see anything similar in the U.S.

May 14, 2014 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink