Thursday, April 7, 2016

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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

George Mason's law school to be named in honor of Justice Scalia...

...in recognition of 20 million dollars from an anonymous donor and 10 million dollars from the Koch Foundation.  WSJ story here.

March 31, 2016 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lawyer salaries rising according to the latest from BLS

Stephen Diamond (Santa Cara) has the details.

March 30, 2016 in Legal Profession | Permalink

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Outstanding Chicago graduate (who has not been on the teaching market this year) seeking teaching position (tenure-track or VAP) for 2016-17

This individual has an outstanding academic record, has clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court, has fabulous high-level legal experience in the public sector, and extensive teaching experience (and is an excellent teacher).  He also has published several articles, including in top law reviews, and has a new job talk paper as well.  His areas include administrative law, civil procedure, national security law, federal courts, constitutional law, and criminal law and procedure; he can also teach appellate advocacy, in which he's had substantial experience.  His recommenders include Douglas Baird, Lisa Bernstein, Richard Epstein, Jack Goldsmith, Michael McConnell, and David Strauss.

If you are interested, please contact me at bleiter@uchicago.edu, and I can forward his materials and give you more details about the reasons (having to do with prior professional obligations) for his late entry to the market.  But this is a fabulous opportunity for a school still able to hire at this late date.

March 29, 2016 in Faculty News | Permalink

Monday, March 28, 2016

Professor Choudhry's lawyers challenge University of California President's treatment of the former Berkeley Dean

They have shared the letter sent to President Napolitano:  Download 2016-03-18 Letter to President Napolitano

The letter makes a number of very good points.  President Napolitano has handled this very badly and unfairly.

March 28, 2016 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink