April 23, 2019
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).
*Mehrsa Baradaran (banking law, bankruptcy) from the University of Georgia to the University of California, Irvine.
*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).
*Pamela Bookman (contracts, civil procedure, arbitration) from Temple University to Fordham University (untenured lateral).
*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).
*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.
*G. Marcus Cole (bankruptcy, law & economics) from Stanford University to the University of Notre Dame (to become Dean).
*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.
*D. Wendy Greene (employment law, race & law, constitutional law) from Cumberland Law/Samford University to Drexel University.
*Vinay Harpalani (race & law, education law, constitutional law) from Savannah Law School to the University of New Mexico (untenured lateral).
*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).
*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.
April 22, 2019
Congratulations to Chicago Alumni and Fellows who secured tenure-track jobs this year on the teaching market (UPDATED)
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.
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 17, 2019
They are: Anita Allen (Penn, elected in the Philosophy category), Rachel Barkow (NYU), Tracey Meares (Yale), Nathaniel Persily (Stanford), and James Ryan (President of the University of Virginia, and a member of the law faculty). Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit and Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court were also elected.
ADDENDUM: I just noticed that Jody Freeman (Harvard Law) was also elected, but in the Public Affairs and Policy section.
April 16, 2019
April 08, 2019
...set up by the father of Georgetown constitutional law expert Nicholas Rosenkranz, a Yale Law alum. The project will be led by Yale Law professor Akhil Amar and regular Yale visiting professor Steven Calabresi, who also teaches at Northwestern.
February 22, 2019
Michelle Wilde Anderson (Stanford) and David Pozen (Columbia) win ALI Early Career Scholars Medal (Michael Simkovic)
February 19, 2019
February 07, 2019
January 31, 2019
That's the conclusion of a study by three colleagues of mine, Adam Chilton (just tenured, easy case!), Jonathan Masur, and Kyle Rozema (our Behavioral L&E Fellow). I've not looked at the details of the study, but I wonder how much the results are affectedd by Harvard's historical pattern (changed in recent years) of hiring and then tenuring everyone based on good grades in law school, which results in more "dead wood" there than elsewhere. Even if Harvard has some effect on the findings, I think their basic point is correct: law schools, especially those maintaining a high scholarly profile, should be more demanding about tenure.
December 19, 2018
Samuel Moyn (Yale): Law schools are too focused on public law to serve the public interest (Michael Simkovic)
In a thought provoking essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Samuel Moyn argues that law schools' focus on judge made law in general, and the Supreme Court in particular, is counterproductive especially when justified on ostensibly progressive grounds. Offline, Professor Moyn suggested that, to better help students understand how the legal system influences the distribution of economic and political power, progressives should focus more on teaching business law subjects like taxation and anti-trust.
Samuel Moyn, Law Schools Are Bad for Democracy: They whitewash the grubby scramble for power, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 16, 2018.