June 02, 2020
Amicus brief from law professors in support of Shmuel Leshem in his tenure dispute with Southern California
June 01, 2020
May 21, 2020
University of Minnesota law professor Parisi wins defamation lawsuit against woman who falsely and maliciously accused him of rape
May 19, 2020
May 11, 2020
April 27, 2020
April 24, 2020
A colleague there tells me the law school has eliminated summer 2020 salaries for tenured faculty, which represents 7-10% of annual compensation for those professors (junior faculty will continue to receive summer salary). That's rather dramatic for a law school regularly in the top 25 in the U.S., and one that is part of a very wealthy parent university (although its wealth, I gather, is tied up heavily with the [top] medical and [the middling] business schools). Have other law schools cut summer salaries? You may post anonymously, but you must include a valid e-mail address (your e-mail address will not appear or be disclosed).
April 23, 2020
So ask Michael McConnell (Stanford) and Max Raskin (Adjunct, NYU) in a recent NYT op-ed. I confess I hadn't expected Professor McConnell to hold the Marxist view that religion is the opium (or liquor) of the people, but that aside, I would have thought the answer was obvious: people can practice their religion without going to a church or other religious institution; but you can't drink or eat unless you can go to stores to buy things to drink and eat.
April 15, 2020
April 14, 2020
Professor Bliss (Denver) asked me to share the following, which I'm happy to do:
We write to ask for your help filling out a brief, anonymous research survey. Many law schools have recently changed their grading schemes in response to COVID-19, suspending their normal grading system in favor of pass/fail or honors/pass/fail systems. Our survey asks what considerations went into your choice of grading scheme and how you expect this change to impact your students.
The survey is anonymous and will be reported anonymously. You may complete the survey by clicking on this link: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9H4HYsRjqVq3LUN?Source=pers&ID=JB.
We thank you for considering this and look forward to sharing the results!
Professor John Bliss (University of Denver Sturm College of Law)
Professor David Sandomierski (University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law)