Sunday, May 26, 2019

Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in.   (Recent additions are in bold.)  Last year's list is here.  Feel free to e-mail me with news of additions to this list.

 

*Sarah Adams-Schoen (land use, ocean & coastal law) from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock to the University of Oregon (untenured lateral).

 

*Jane Aiken (torts, evidence, experiential education) from Georgetown University to Wake Forest University (to become Dean).

 

*Mehrsa Baradaran (banking law, bankruptcy) from the University of Georgia to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Michael F. Barry (complex litigation, legal education & pedagogy) from St. Mary's University to South Texas College of Law (to become Dean and President).

 

*Valena E. Beety (criminal law & procedure) from West Virginia University to Arizona State University.

 

*Matt Blaze (computer and network security) from the University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer & Information Sciences to Georgetown University (joint appointment in Law and Computer Science).

 

*Mary Anne Bobinski (health law) from the University of British Columbia to Emory University (to become Dean).

 

*Pamela Bookman (contracts, civil procedure, arbitration) from Temple University to Fordham University (untenured lateral).

 

*William Wilson Bratton (corporate law) from the University of Pennsylvania (where he will become emeritus) to the University of Miami (effective July 1, 2020).

 

*Khiara Bridges (race & the law, family law, reproductive rights) from Boston University to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Neil Buchanan (tax) from George Washington University to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

 

*Michael Cahill (criminal law) from Rutgers University back to Brooklyn Law School (to become Dean).

 

*Richard Chen (contracts, international law & arbitration) from the University of Maine to the University of Hawaii (untenured lateral).

 

*Albert Choi (law & economics, contracts, corporate) from the University of Virginia to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

 

*Danielle Citron (privacy, civil rights, freedom of expression, Internet law) from the University of Maryland to Boston University.

 

*Zachary Clopton (civil procedure, international business transaction, national security law) from Cornell University to Northwestern University.

 

*G. Marcus Cole (bankruptcy, law & economics) from Stanford University to the University of Notre Dame (to become Dean).

 

*Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci (law & economics, comparative law, corporate law, contracts) from the University of Amsterdam to Columbia University.

 

*Danielle Conway (public procurement law, entrepreneurship, intellectual property) from the University of Maine (where she is Dean) to Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (to become Dean).

 

*Lincoln Davies (energy law & policy) from the University of Utah to Ohio State University (to become Dean).

 

*Justin Driver (constitutional law) from the University of Chicago to Yale University.

 

*Jonah Gelbach (law & economics, civil procedure, empirical legal studies) from the University of Pennsylvania to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Marc-Tizoc Gonzalez (property, critical race theory, poverty law) from St. Thomas University (Florida) to the University of New Mexico. 

 

*D. Wendy Greene (employment law, race & law, constitutional law) from Cumberland Law/Samford University to Drexel University.

 

*David Grewal (international trade, law & technology, political economy, political theory) from Yale University to the University of California, Berkeley.

 

*Vinay Harpalani (race & law, education law, constitutional law) from Savannah Law School to the University of New Mexico (untenured lateral).

 

*Jonathan Kahn (health law, bioethics, constitutional law, torts) from Mitchell|Hamline School of Law to Northeastern University.

 

*John Kang (constitutional law, law & gender, legal theory) from St. Thomas University (Florida) to the University of New Mexico.

 

*Catherine Kim (civil procedure, administrative and immigration law) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Brooklyn Law School.

 

*Anita Krug (securities regulation, financial regulation) from the University of Washington, Seattle to Chicago-Kent College of Law/Illinois Institute of Technology (to become Dean).

 

*David S. Law (comparative constitutional law, law & social science) from Washington University, St. Louis to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Kate Levine (criminal law and procedure) from St. John's University to Cardozo Law School (untenured lateral).

 

*Myrisha Lewis (health law, bioethics, family law) from Howard University to the College of William & Mary (untenured lateral).

 

*Ji Li (Chinese law and politics) from Rutgers University to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Leah Litman (constitutional law, federal courts) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (untenured lateral).

 

*M. Elizabeth Magill (administrative law, constitutional law) from Stanford University to the University of Virginia (to become Provost).

 

*Andrea Matwyshyn (law & technology, cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property) from Northeastern University to Pennsylvania State University, University Park (where she will also be founding director of the Policy Innovation Lab of Tomorrow).

 

*James McGrath (legal education & pedagogy, health law) from Texas A&M University to Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (to become President and Dean).

 

*Ralf Michaels (comparative law, conflicts of law) from Duke University to the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Private International Law (Hamburg).

 

*Daniel Morales (immigration law) from DePaul University to the University of Houston.

 

*Rachel Moran (education law, civil rights, race & the law) from the University of California, Los Angeles to the University of California, Irvine.

 

*Minor Myers (corporate law) from Brooklyn Law School to the University of Connecticut, Hartford.

 

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May 26, 2019 in Faculty News | Permalink

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In Memoriam: Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte (1933-2019)

A longtime member of the Florida State University faculty, he served as Dean of the College of Law in the 1980s and then as President of the University; he was also a past President of the American Bar Association.  The FSU memorial notice is here.

May 21, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Monday, May 20, 2019

In Memoriam: John Copeland Nagle (1960-2019)

A leading environmental law scholar, Professor Nagle taught at the University of Notre Dame for the last twenty years.  The ND memorial notice is here.

May 20, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Three law professors elected to American Philosophical Society

They are:  S. James Anaya (Colorado), Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard), and Patricia Williams (Columbia currently, but moving to Northeastern).

May 20, 2019 in Faculty News | Permalink

Saturday, May 18, 2019

ABA's legal education council adopts stricter bar passage standards for law schools

Details here, changes that could affect 10% of law schools that are presently accredited.  What we are sure to see in response to this change is twofold:  first, law schools worried about running afoul of the rule (and that will be more than just 10% of law schools) will increase bar-prep courses in the second and third years, and will invest in extra bar prep for the most at-risk students; and second, these law schools, almost all of which can't afford to shrink their incoming classes because of dependency on tuition revenue, will begin failing out more students after the first and second years.   Unless the ABA monitors and regulates the latter, it will become the default move for at-risk law schools:   they can still get a lot of the tuition revenue, without putting their accreditation at risk.

May 18, 2019 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Entry-level hiring report for 2019

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED MARCH 5

Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting information.

May 15, 2019 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News | Permalink

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

AAUP criticizes Vermont Law School's revocation of faculty tenure

Correctly so, as far as I can see.

May 8, 2019 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Monday, May 6, 2019

Open letter of support for Prof. Wojciech Sadurski (Sydney)

Professor Sadurski, a leading legal theorist and scholar of constitutionalism, has been a vigorous and penetrating critic of the reactionary and authoritarian "Law and Justice" party in Poland ("PiS" is the Polish acronym); he has now become the target of both civil and criminal legal actions attempting to silence him.  The open letter is here, and they are accepting additional signatories in the comments.

May 6, 2019 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Top 10 Corporate & Securities Articles of 2018

From Professor Thompson's website at Georgetown (I've added institutional affiliations):

The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results of its twenty-fifth annual poll to select the ten best corporate and securities articles.  Teachers in corporate and securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals during 2018.  Just short of 400 articles were on this year’s list.  Because of the vagaries of publication, indexing, and mailing, some articles published in 2018 have a 2017 date, and not all articles containing a 2018 date were published and indexed in time to be included in this year’s list.

The articles, listed in alphabetical order of the initial author, are:

Yakov Amihud (NYU Business), Markus Schmid (St. Gallen) & Steven Davidoff Solomon (Berkeley).  Settling the Staggered Board Debate.  166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1475-1510 (2018).

Tamara Belinfanti (New York Law School) & Lynn Stout (late of Cornell).  Contested Visions: The Value of Systems Theory for Corporate Law.  166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 578-631 (2018).

James D. Cox (Duke) & Randall S. Thomas (Vanderbilt).  Delaware’s Retreat: Exploring Developing Fissures and Tectonic Shifts in Delaware Corporate Law.  42 Del. J. Corp. L. 323-389 (2018).

Jill E. Fisch (Penn).  Governance by Contract: The Implications for Corporate Bylaws.  106 Cal. L. Rev. 373-409 (2018).

Jill E. Fisch (Penn), Jonah B. Gelbach (Penn, moving to Berkeley) & Jonathan Klick (Penn).  The Logic and Limits of Event Studies in Securities Fraud Litigation.  96 Tex. L. Rev. 553-618 (2018).

George S. Geis (Virginia).  Traceable Shares and Corporate Law.  113 Nw. U. L. Rev. 227-277 (2018).

Cathy Hwang (Utah).  Deal Momentum.  65 UCLA L. Rev. 376-425 (2018).

Dorothy S. Lund (Southern California).  The Case against Passive Shareholding Voting.  43 J. Corp. L. 493-536 (2018).

Edward B. Rock & Daniel L. Rubinfeld (both NYU).  Antitrust for Institutional Investors.  82 Antitrust L. J. 221-78 (2018).

Mark J. Roe (Harvard).  Stock-Market Short-Termism’s Impact.  167 U. Pa. L. Rev. 71-121 (2018).

May 1, 2019 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Monday, April 29, 2019

$10 million gift for environmental law at Case Western

Wow!

April 29, 2019 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Congratulations to Chicago Alumni and Fellows who secured tenure-track jobs this year on the teaching market (UPDATED)

MOVING TO FRONT FROM APRIL 22

Another strong year for Chicago alums and Fellows on the teaching market.  Although there were clearly more schools hiring this year, demand was remarkably weak in certain areas, like intellectual property.  Happily, almost all our candidate secured offers, and several secured multiple offers.  Here they are (with one omission [a Fellow] that will be added later when the decisions can be made public):

 

Ilya Beylin '08, who will join the law faculty at Seton Hall University.  He graduated from the Law School with Honors and Order of the Coif, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review.  He clerked for Judge Stephen Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell and then Sidley Austin, both in New York, as well as General Counsel of AngelList.  He was a VAP and a postdoctoral scholar at, respectively, NYU Law School and Columbia Law School.  His teaching and research interests include corporate law and finance, securities regulation, derivatives and other financial regulation, and bankruptcy.

 

Gregory Buchak '19, who will join the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He will earn his J.D. and his Ph.D. in Finance both from the University of Chicago in June.  At the Law School, he was a member of the Law Review and a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar.  His teaching and research interests include corporate and consumer finance, law & economics, banking, and financial regulation.

 

Courtney Cox’14, who will join the law faculty at Fordham University.  She graduated with Highest Honors and Order of the Coif from the Law School, where she was also a member of the Law Review, a Rubenstein Scholar and a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar.  Before coming to Chicago, she earned her D.Phil. in Philosophy from Oxford University.  Upon graduation from the Law School, she clerked for Judge Lynch on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and was then an associate focusing on intellectual property litigation at Ropes & Gray in Boston.  Her teaching and research interests include intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, jurisprudence, civil procedure, and property.  

 

Stephanie M. Didwania '09, who will join the law faculty at Temple University.  She graduated with Honors from the Law School, where she was the Comment and Development Editor of the University of Chicago Journal of International Law.  She clerked for Judge Paez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and earned a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2016. Most recently, she was a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  Her teaching and research interests include criminal law and criminal justice, intellectual property, torts, and antitrust.

 

Emma Kaufman, who will join the law faculty at New York University.  She is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  She graduated from Yale Law School in 2015, where she was Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal.  Prior to law school, she earned a D.Phil. in Criminology as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.  Before coming to Chicago, she clerked for Judge Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Judge Oetken on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Her teaching and research interests include criminal law and procedure, immigration law, administrative law, and remedies.

 

James (Jamie) Macleod ’12, who will join the faculty at Brooklyn Law School.  He graduated with High Honors and Order of the Coif from the Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review and a Kirkland & Ellis scholar all three years. He clerked for Judge Lohier on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and was a litigation associate, first at Williams & Connolly in D.C. and then at Gibson Dunn in New York, before joining Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law in 2017.  His teaching and research interests include criminal law, torts, evidence, criminal procedure, legislation, and experimental jurisprudence.

 

Manisha Padi, who will join the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.  She is currently a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.   She received her J.D. from Yale and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, both in 2017.  Her teaching and research interests include contracts, bankruptcy, financial institutions, corporate law and finance and empirical legal studies.

 

Kyle Rozema, who will join the law faculty at Washington University, St. Louis.  He is currently the Behavioral Law & Economics Fellow at the Law School.  He received his J.D. in 2011 from Washington University, St. Louis and his PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 2015, with a dissertation on tax policy.  He was a post-doctoral Fellow in Empirical Legal Studies at Northwestern before coming to Chicago in 2017. His teaching and research interests include federal income taxation, tax policy, law & economics, empirical legal studies, patents and torts.

 

Emily Winston '10, who will join the law faculty at the University of South Carolina.  She is currently the Jacobson Research Fellow in Law & Business at New York University School of Law, where she was previously a Clinic Fellow and Supervising Attorney in the Business Law Transactions Clinic from 2014-16.   Prior to joining NYU, she was a corporate associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf and then Paul Hastings, focusing on cross-border securities and corporate finance transactions involving Latin American companies.  Her teaching and research interests include corporate law, securities regulation, contracts, international business transactions, and nonprofit and philanthropy law.

You can see a complete list of the several hundred alumni in teaching here.

April 28, 2019 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News | Permalink