Wednesday, May 29, 2013
We have often linked and commented approvingly and with appreciation to Bill Henderson's analyses of changes and trends in the legal market, but I have also begun to wonder about some of Professor Henderson's prognostications of late.
UPDATE: Professor Henderson replies here.
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Monday, May 27, 2013
...here. As a percentage of candidates on the market, here's how the schools fared in terms of tenure-track placement of their alumni (Lawsky's numbers are a bit different, at least in part due to a failure to count tenure-stream jobs in non-US law schools; I list only schools that had at least five candidates on the market):
1. University of Chicago (58%)
2. University of Virginia (57%)
3. Yale University (49%)
4. Duke University (39%)
4. New York University (39%)
6. University of Michigan (31%)
7. Harvard University (30%)
8. University of California, Los Angeles (25%)
9. Cornell University (21%)
9. Northwestern University (21%)
11. University of Texas, Austin (18%)
12. Georgetown University (17%)
13. Stanford University (15%)
13. University of California, Berkeley (15%)
15. Columbia University (11%)
The Stanford and Columbia performances seem anomalously low--maybe due to underreporting, and maybe due to a fluke this year.
Professor Lawsky's numbers, even allowing for the limits of self-reporting, also clearly show the steep drop-off in hiring this year, on the order of almost one-third fewer hires than in recent years.
UPDATE: Professor Lawsky's percentage chart, but just for US tenure-track hires.
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Monday, May 13, 2013
Richard Brooks, a leading contracts and law & economics scholar at Yale Law School, has accepted a senior offer from Columbia. He's the second senior faculty member to move from Yale to Columbia in recent years (the other being tax scholar Michael Graetz).
UPDATE: Jonathan Adler (Case Western) points out that technically Brooks is the third, since Thomas Merrill moved from Columbia to Yale a few years ago, but then moved back to Columbia about a year later.