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May 29, 2019

Seminars on my realist jurisprudence at the EHESS in Paris in June

I'll be giving a series of seminars (in English) on my realist jurisprudence at the EHESS in Paris in June; the syllabus/plan for the seminars is here: Download Leiter Seminar Syllabus EHESS June 2019

The seminars are open to interested faculty and graduate students in and around Paris; you should contact Prof. Otto Pfersmann if you want to attend for more details about the times and location (I believe each seminar is from 16:00-18:00 on the Tuesdays noted).

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 29, 2019 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

May 28, 2019

Summer blogging schedule

I'll be doing less blogging the next couple of months, although I'll update the laterals list and try to get major items on the blog in a timely way.  Expect more frequent blogging to resume in mid-August as the next hiring season in law schools gets under way.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 28, 2019 | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 21, 2019 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on 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).

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 20, 2019 in Faculty News | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 18, 2019 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 15, 2019

Entry-level hiring report for 2019


Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting information.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 15, 2019 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News | Permalink

May 8, 2019

AAUP criticizes Vermont Law School's revocation of faculty tenure

Correctly so, as far as I can see.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 8, 2019 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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.

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 6, 2019 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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).

Posted by Brian Leiter on May 1, 2019 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink