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University of Chicago Law School

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Clark Named Dean of Seattle

Annette Clark, who served an abbreviated term as dean of Saint Louis University School of Law and was interim dean of Seattle University School of Law from 2009-10, has been named the new dean of Seattle. 


March 28, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Judge Denies Widener Motion To Dismiss In Consumer Fraud Suit

Last week, Federal Judge William Walls (District of N.J.) denied Widener University School of  Law's motion to dismiss in a case alleging that the law school provided misleading and incomplete graduate employment rates in violation of New Jersey and Delaware Consumer Fraud Acts.  The opinion is here.

H/T ABA Journal


March 27, 2013 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Standen Named Dean of Northern Kentucky

Professor Jeffrey Standen, who currently serves as a professor and associate dean of faculty at Willamette Law, has been named the new dean at Northern Kentucky University law school.  


March 26, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

Friday, March 22, 2013

Hamilton Named Dean of UNLV

Professor Daniel Hamilton, the associate dean for faculty development at the University of Illinois College of Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Nevada Las Vegas law school.  Hamilton has a JD from George Washington and a Ph.D in history from Harvard.  As Al Brophy notes over at the Faculty Lounge, Hamilton joins Bill Treanor, Dave Douglas, Bruce Smith,  Ray Solomon, and Greg Mark as legal historians turned law school deans.


March 22, 2013 | Permalink

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Updated Study of Per Capita Faculty Productivity

Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Raquel Ortiz, and Michael Yelnosky of Roger Williams Law have updated their annual study of per capita faculty scholarly productivity in top journals, now from 1993 to 2012.  The results are here.  

Their research focuses on schools outside the US News Top 50, and uses a modified version of the methodology Brian employs in this ranking.  

As Brian pointed out previously, this list gives some insight into which regional schools have more of a scholarly culture.  

I hope nobody will blame me for noting that in Drexel's debut year in the study, our faculty cracked the Top 40. That's not bad, given that the majority of our faculty members weren't scholars during most of the relevant time period (which began in 1993); most were hired into their first tenure track job in 2006 or later.


March 21, 2013 in Rankings | Permalink

Klein Named Dean of Indiana-Indianapolis

Indiana University - Indianapolis School of Law has named Andrew Klein as its next dean.  Klein, who has been on the IU-I faculty since 2000, currently serves as the University's vice-chancellor for academic affairs.


March 21, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

Monday, March 18, 2013

Caron from Cincinnati to Pepperdine

Paul Caron (tax), longtime faculty member at the University of Cincinnati and, of course, tax blogger extraordinaire, and Emperor of a vast blog empire, has accepted a senior offer from the law school at Pepperdine University, effective this fall.  Congratulations to Paul, and to Pepperdine, which has been on a steep upward trajectory of both lateral and junior hiring over the last decade.


March 18, 2013 in Faculty News | Permalink

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blogging hiatus for the rest of the month

Spring Break begins here, and I'm on a lecture tour abroad in South America and won't be on the Internet much, if at all, for most of the next two weeks (I also travel with only an ipad which, for reasons unknown, doesn't work with typepad anyway).  Dan Filler will probably also be taking a Spring Break from blogging, but it's possible he may have one or two items; I have one special item pre-scheduled for Monday, and that's it.  Regular blogging will resume in April.  (For those curious, since I know some readers here also occasionally read my philosophy blog too, I always pre-schedule a lot of material for that blog, since it has both more traffic and paying advertisers!  There will also be a guest-blogger there for some of the time.)

I imagine many others are on Spring Break as well; I wish those readers a pleasant break.


March 14, 2013 | Permalink

Seidman on Scalia

Law graduates' debt

Startling figures courtesy of Tamanaha.


March 14, 2013 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink