August 12, 2020

Chicago Alumni and Fellows on the teaching market, 2020-21

This post is strictly for schools that expect to do hiring this year.

In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at bleiter@uchicago.edu to get a copy of the narrative profiles of our candidates, including hyperlinks to their homepages.  All these candidates will be in the first FAR distribution.

We have an excellent group of ten candidates this year (six alumni, three Bigelows, and one Dickerson Fellow), who cover many curricular areas including legal profession/professional responsibility, constitutional law, corporate law and finance, contracts, health law, food law, administrative law, legislation, torts, immigration law, criminal law, criminal procedure, comparative law, financial regulation, tax law (including corporate and partnership law), First Amendment, evidence, Indian law (both Federal and Tribal), federal courts, race & the law, civil procedure, law & economics, empirical legal studies, law & technology, civil rights, energy law, legal history, and international law.  Our candidates include former federal appellate clerks; Law Review editors; JD/PhDs in History, Economics, Health Policy & Management and Political Science; current Fellows and VAPs, and accomplished practitioners as well as scholars.  All have publications, sometimes multiple publications, and all have writing samples available upon request.

If when you e-mail, you tell me a bit about your hiring needs, I can supply some more information about all these candidates, since we have vetted them all at some point in the recent past.


August 12, 2020 in Faculty News | Permalink

August 11, 2020

Penn State-Dickinson and Pepperdine law deans donate 125k each to help students at their schools with "emergency needs"

August 10, 2020

Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (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.

*Robin Kundis Craig (environmental law, water law) from the University of Utah to the University of Southern California.

 

*G. Mitu Gulati (contracts, sovereign debt, law & economics, empirical legal studies, race/gender & law) from Duke University to the University of Virginia.

 

*Kimberly Krawiec (corporate) from Duke University to the University of Virginia.

 

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

 

*Darren Rosenblum (corporate, international business transactions) from Pace University to McGill University.


August 10, 2020 in Faculty News | Permalink

August 03, 2020

Ten lateral moves that made law professors take notice during 2019-20

Based on my in-box and conversations with others, these were the ten moves that transpired this past year that were thought to be the biggest hiring coups (I omit any lateral moves my school was part of and those that won't officially happen until 2021):

*Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (criminal law, law & philosophy) from the University of Virginia to the University of Pennsylvania.

 

*Tara Leigh Grove (federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure) from College of William & Mary to the University of Alabama.

 

*Alexandra Natapoff (criminal law & procedure) from the University of California, Irvine to Harvard University.

 

*Michael Pardo (evidence, law & philosophy, law & neuroscience) from the University of Alabama to Georgetown University.

 

*Frank Pasquale (law & technology, cyberlaw, privacy, health law) from the University of Maryland to Brooklyn Law School.

 

*Christopher Robertson (health law, bioethics, torts) from the University of Arizona to Boston University.

 

*Lawrence Solum (constitutional law & theory, civil procedure, law & philosophy) from Georgetown University to the University of Virginia.

 

*A. Benjamin Spencer (civil procedure, federal courts, military law) from the University of Virginia to the College of William & Mary (to become Dean).

 

*Karen Tani (legal history) from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Pennsylvania.

 

*Hannah Wiseman (energy law, environmental law, administrative law) from Florida State University to Pennsylvania State University, University Park.


August 3, 2020 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

June 30, 2020

Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2019-20

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2020 (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.

 

*Bryan Adamson (civil procedure, civil rights, media law) from Seattle University to Case Western Reserve University.

 

*Chaz Arnett (criminal law, education law) from the University of Pittsburgh to the University of Maryland (untenured lateral).

 

*Rachel Arnow-Richman (employment law, contracts) from the University of Denver to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

 

*Stephanie Barclay (First Amendment, esp. religious liberty) from Brigham Young University to the University of Notre Dame (untenured lateral).

 

*Khaled Beydoun (civil rights, national security law) from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to Wayne State University.

 

*Mario Biagioli (intellectual property, history of intellectual property, science and technology studies) from the University of California, Davis (Law and Science & Technology Studies) to the University of California, Los Angeles (joint in Law and Communications).

 

*Hannah Bloch-Wehba (law & technology, criminal procedure, First Amendment) from Drexel University to Texas A&M University (untenured lateral).

 

*Meghan Boone (family law, reproductive rights) from the University of Alabama to Wake Forest University (untenured lateral).

 

*Gregory W. Bowman (international trade, legal education) from West Virginia University (where he is currently Dean) to Roger Williams University (to become Dean).

 

*Shawn Boyne (criminal law & procedure, comparative law) from Indiana University, Indianapolis to Iowa State University (to become Director of Academic Quality and Undergraduate Education [ISU does not have a law school])

 

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

 

*Brian Broughman (corporate, venture capital) from Indiana University, Bloomington to Vanderbilt University.

 

*Naomi Cahn (family law, trusts & estate, feminist legal theory) from George Washington University to the University of Virginia.

 

*Nancy Cantalupo (civil rights, human rights, sex discrimination law) from Barry University to California Western School of Law (untenured lateral).

 

*Bennett Capers (criminal law & procedure, evidence, race & the law) from Brooklyn Law School to Fordham University.

 

*Josh Chafetz (constitutional law & history, legislation) from Cornell University to Georgetown University.

 

*Kimberly Clausing (public finance, tax, international trade) from Reed College (Economics) to the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

*Robin Kundis Craig (environmental law, water law) from the University of Utah to the University of Southern California (effective July 2021).

 

*Larry Cunningham (criminal law & procedure, evidence, appellate advocacy) from St. John's University to Charleston School of Law (to become Dean).

 

*Raff Donelson (criminal procedure & law, jurisprudence) from Louisiana State University to Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law (untenured lateral).

 

*Kristen Eichensehr (national security and foreign relations law, cybersecurity law) from the University of California, Los Angeles to the University of Virginia.

 

*Barbara Evans (law & technology, law & medicine) from the University of Houston to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

 

*Andrew Guthrie Ferguson (criminal law & procedure, evidence) from the University of the District of Columbia to American University.

 

*Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (criminal law, law & philosophy) from the University of Virginia to the University of Pennsylvania.

 

*Gina-Gail Fletcher (financial regulation, securities regulation) from Indiana University, Bloomington to Duke University.

 

*Jonathan Glater (higher education law) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

*Russell Gold (criminal law & procedure) from Wake Forest University (LRW faculty) to University of Alabama (untenured lateral).

 

*Carmen Gonzalez (environmental law, international environmental law, international trade) from Seattle University (where she is emerita) to Loyola University, Chicago.

 

*Paul Gowder (constitutional law, political and legal theory) from the University of Iowa to Northwestern University.

 

*Tara Leigh Grove (federal courts, constitutional law, civil procedure) from College of William & Mary to the University of Alabama.

 

*Paul Gugliuzza (civil procedure, intellectual property) from Boston University to Temple University.

 

*G. Mitu Gulati (contracts, sovereign debt, law & economics, empirical legal studies, race/gender & law) from Duke University to the University of Virginia (effective fall 2021).

 

*Stephanie Hoffer (tax) from Ohio State University to Indiana University, Indianapolis.

 

*Margaret Hu (national security law, civil rights, cyberlaw) from Washington & Lee University to Pennsylvania State University, University Park (joint with International Affairs).

 

*Blake Hudson (environmental law, land use, natural resources) from the University of Houston to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

 

*Cathy Hwang (corporate) from the University of Utah to the University of Virginia.

 

*Rebecca Ingber (international law, national security law) from Boston University to Cardozo Law School/Yeshiva University.

 

*Thea Johnson (criminal law & procedure, evidence) from the University of Maine to Rutgers University (untenured lateral).

 

*Deidré Keller (intellectual property, critical race theory) from Ohio Northern University to Florida A&M University (to become Dean).

 

*Ali Rod Khadem (Islamic law, business law) from Deakin University to Suffolk University (untenured lateral).

 

*Jaime King (health law & policy) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of Auckland.

 

*Donald Kochan (law and economics, property, administrative law) from Chapman University to George Mason University.

 

*Lee Kovarsky (capital punishment, criminal procedure, federal courts) from the University of Maryland to the University of Texas, Austin.

 

*Kimberly Krawiec (corporate) from Duke University to the University of Virginia (effective fall 2021).

 

*Kyle Langvardt (First Amendment, contracts, law & technology) from the University of Detroit Mercy to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

 

*David S. Law (comparative constitutional law, law & social science) from the University of California, Irvine to the University of Virginia (effective fall 2021).

 

*Matthew Lawrence (health law, administrative law) from Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law to Emory University (untenured lateral).

 

*Robin Lenhardt (family law, constitutional law, race & the law) from Fordham University to Georgetown University.

 

*Timothy Lovelace (legal history) from Indiana University, Bloomington to Duke University.

 

*Sheldon Bernard Lyke (property, trusts & estates, critical race theory) from Northern Kentucky University to University of Baltimore (untenured lateral)

 

*Brendan S. Maher (health law, ERISA) from the University of Connecticut to Texas A&M University.

 

*Cesar Rosado Marzan (domestic, comparative, and international labor & employment law) from Chicago-Kent College of Law to the University of Iowa.

 

*Dayna Bowen Matthew (health law & policy) from the University of Virginia to George Washington University (to become Dean).

 

*Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. (tax law & policy) from the University of Louisville to Indiana University, Bloomington (Business School) (untenured lateral).

 

*Agnieszka McPeak (law & technology, torts, privacy) from Duquesne University to Gonzaga University.

 

*Derek Muller (election law) from Pepperdine University to the University of Iowa.

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June 30, 2020 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 29, 2020

Larry Tribe to retire from Harvard Law School after 52 years of teaching

Quite interesting biographical interview with Professor Tribe here.  A very funny bit about his time clerking on the Supreme Court:

We used to go to the basement of the court to watch porno flicks because the court was in a phase where it would just have to judge — thumbs up or thumbs down — either this is hardcore pornography and can be banned, or it’s not. They had no criteria. They just basically looked at the movies. Harlan was going blind, and so he had Thurgood Marshall narrate the films. “Oh, he’s doing that? You’ve got to be kidding!” That was the screening process.


June 29, 2020 in Faculty News | Permalink

June 24, 2020

Vast majority of George Washington law faculty sign open letter condemning GW alum and current AG William Barr

CNN reports.  Signatories include most of the best-known legal scholars on the GW faculty, including Stephen Saltzburg, Richard Pierce, Jr., Daniel Solove, Naomi Cahn, and Michael Abramowicz, among others.  You can read the full letter here:   Download Gw-barr-statementBarr has become a disgrace to the office, so kudos to them for making a public statement.


June 24, 2020 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

June 08, 2020

Statement by Dean Marcus Cole (Notre Dame) in the wake of the killing of George Floyd

June 02, 2020

Amicus brief from law professors in support of Shmuel Leshem in his tenure dispute with Southern California

The list of signatories and the brief are available here.  (Prior coverage.)

(Thanks to Abe Wickelgren for the pointer.)


June 2, 2020 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

May 26, 2020

Congratulations to the Chicago Alumni who made lateral moves this year

They are

Cathy Hwang '10 (corporate) who is moving from the University of Utah to the University of Virginia.

 

Kyle Langvardt '07 (First Amendment, contracts, law & technology) who is moving from the University of Detroit Mercy to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

 

Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. '05 (tax law & policy) who is moving from the University of Louisville to the Business School at Indiana University, Bloomington (untenured lateral).


May 26, 2020 in Faculty News | Permalink