March 28, 2023
Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2022-23
These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in summer or fall 2023 (except where noted); (recent additions will be in bold.) Last year's list is here.
*Zohra Ahmed (criminal law & procedure) from the University of Georgia to Boston University (untenured lateral).
*Ifeoma Ajunwa (law & technology, race & law, employment law) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Emory University.
*Vikram Amar (constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (where he has been Dean since 2015) to the University of California, Davis (where he taught before moving to Illinois).
*Robert Anderson (corporate, admiralty) from Pepperdine University to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
*Nadia Banteka (criminal law & procedure, law & technology, international law) from McGeorge School of Law/University of the Pacific to Florida State University.
*Valena Beety (criminal law & procedure, gender & law) from Arizona State University to Indiana University, Bloomington.
*Noa Ben-Ashar (gender, sexuality & the law, family law) from Pace University to St. John's University.
*Anya Bernstein (administrative law, civil procedure, law & society) from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York to the University of Connecticut (effective January 2023).
*Luke Boso (criminal law, constitutional law, education law) from the University of San Francisco to Southwestern Law School.
*Christopher Bradley (bankruptcy, commercial law, law & technology) from the University of Kentucky to the University of Florida, Gainesville.
*Stephanie Bornstein (administrative law, civil procedure, employment law) from the University of Florida, Gainesville to Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
*Eleanor Brown (property, immigration and migration law, law & development) from Pennsylvania State University, University Park to Fordham University (effective January 2023).
*Yvette Butler (constitutional law, civil rights, criminal law & procedure, work law) from the University of Mississippi to Indiana University, Bloomington (untenured lateral).
*Jud Campbell (constitutional law, legal history) from the University of Richmond to Stanford University.
*Carliss Chatman (contracts, corporate, professional responsibility) from Washington & Lee University to Southern Methodist University.
*Jeremiah Chin (constitutional law, race & law, Federal Indian Law) from St. Thomas University (Miami) to Seattle University (untenured lateral).
*Kristin Collins (immigration law, family law, federal courts, legal history) from Boston University to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
*Brendan Conner (torts, constitutional law, gender, sexuality & law) from St. Thomas University (Miami) to Widener Delaware Law School (untenured lateral).
*Hanoch Dagan (contracts, torts, private law theory) from Tel-Aviv University to the University of California, Berkeley.
*Deepa Das Acevedo (employment law, law & anthropology, law & politics of India) from the University of Alabama to Emory University.
*Steven Dean (tax) from Brooklyn Law School to Boston University.
*William Dodge (international business transactions, international litigation & aribtrarion, contracts) from the University of California, Davis to George Washington University (effective August 2024).
*Monika Ehrman (natural resources law, property, energy law, environmental law) from the University of North Texas at Dallas to Southern Methodist University.
*Sheldon Evans (criminal law, immigration law) from St. John's University to Washington University, St. Louis.
*Mailyn Fidler (criminal law & procedure, law & technology) from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln to the University of New Hampshire (untenured lateral).
*Ariela Gross (legal history) from the University of Southern California to the University of California, Los Angeles.
*Pratheepan Gulasekaram (immigration law, constitutional law) from Santa Clara University to the University of Colorado, Boulder.
*Kelly (Dineen) Gillespie (health law, bioethics, torts) from Creighton University to Saint Louis University (effective January 2023).
*Andrew Hammond (civil procedure, administrative law, poverty law) from the University of Florida, Gainesville to Indiana University, Bloomington (untenured lateral) (effective January 2023).
*Christoph Henkel (contracts, corporate, commercial law, bankruptcy, banking law) from Mississippi College School of Law to Drake University.
*Jeremiah Ho (contracts, legal pedagogy, race, gender, sexuality & the law) from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth to Saint Louis University.
*Neha Jain (international law, human rights, comparative law) from the European University Institute & University of Minnesota to Northwestern University.
*Maryam Jamshidi (national security law, international law, torts) from the University of Florida, Gainesville to the University of Colorado, Boulder (untenured lateral).
*Garry Jenkins (law & philanthropy, corporate governance, leadership studies) from the University of Minnesota (where he is Dean) to Bates College (to become President).
*Andrew Jennings (securities regulation, corporate) from Brooklyn Law School to Emory University (untenured lateral).
March 28, 2023 in Faculty News | Permalink
March 20, 2023
NY Times catches up with the Amy Wax case at Penn...
...but doesn't understand academic freedom, in ways that are typical. The reporter says that Dean Ruger's move to sanction Wax threatens "one of tenure’s key tenets — the right of academics to speak freely, without fear of punishment, whether in public or in the classroom." That "or" conceals a world of difference!
March 20, 2023 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
January 26, 2023
Professor Wax files grievance against Penn Law Dean Ruger
An informative report from The Daily Pennsylvanian.
January 26, 2023 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
January 25, 2023
Sudden "resignation" of Pitt Law Dean
The Provost's cryptic announcement. Perhaps the Dean had compelling personal reasons for resigning (but then why did the statement not say so?), but more likely, from what I can gather, is that the Dean had conflicts with the Provost: since Provost Cudd took over in fall 2018, a half-dozen Deans have resigned or been terminated. Please email me with more information, and I'll do a follow up post.
January 25, 2023 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
December 13, 2022
Penn State-University Park law faculty are, quite understandably, opposed to any "merger" that would relocate all operations to Carlisle
They are quite correct that it will destroy any possibility of Penn State's law school maintaining a national and international presence, and will negatively affect the recruitment of faculty and students. The flagship campus of a major state research university should have its law school on that campus.
December 13, 2022 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
December 01, 2022
Penn State may reunify its two law schools--one in Carlisle, one on the main campus at University Park--with Carlisle being the main site for the law school
This is pretty dramatic, and faculty in University Park cannot be pleased, especially by this: "Whether any law school programming would remain at University Park or what would happen with the imposing, $60 million Lewis Katz Building, erected in 2009 as a home for the school, is uncertain."
December 1, 2022 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
November 22, 2022
Lateral moves, 2012-2022
Professor Lawsky at Northwestern has an interesting analysis of data compiled here over the years.
November 22, 2022 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
November 14, 2022
What's going on at the University of San Diego School of Law?
This essay notes a number of retirements, including some surprising ones, like the constitutional law scholar Steven Smith. (Larry Alexander, who is 79, is a less surprising retirement, although he is unquestionably the person singularly responsible for making USD a nationally recognized law faculty. He has also been badly treated in recent years, as I have noted previously.) San Diego's willingness in the past to hire "conservatives" has certainly allowed it to make some strong hires, although it also led to hiring some faculty who have proved notable mainly for being...conservative. I think the real hallmark of USD's success has been its willingness to "go its own way" on hiring, like hiring white guys in jurisprudence who weren't even on law review! USD--like Florida State, Cardozo and, at an earlier time, George Mason--has become one of those regional schools that top 20 law schools regularly raid because of its good eye for junior faculty talent. (Faculty who started at USD are now teaching at Virginia, Duke, Southern California, Cornell, Berkeley, and elsewhere.) Again, much of the credit for that goes to Larry Alexander.
November 14, 2022 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
November 09, 2022
The end of law Twitter?
Lawprof Heidi Feldman (Georgetown) is maintaining a list of law faculty and lawyers migrating to Mastodon in the wake of the Musk takeover of Twitter. In a rather short time, there are more than 500 migrants! Could this be the end of law Twitter? Of Twitter? Will Mastodon prove better, or will it also turn into a cesspool of stupidity, narcissism, and self-promotion? I mostly use Twitter to post links to my blogs, and for now I'm staying put. But we'll see...
November 9, 2022 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink
September 29, 2022
Lawsky's (final) entry level hiring report for 2022
Here (earlier version). 118 tenure-track hires last year, at 75 schools! That's the highest number in a decade, although still short of the 150+ figure most years prior to the Great Recession.
September 29, 2022 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink