August 11, 2020

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

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 15, 2020

Impact of COVID on summer programs and OCI

Useful summary of recent NALP data.


June 15, 2020 in 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 03, 2020

Harvard Law School announces online classes for the fall

Surprising, but perhaps this will encourage other schools to follow suit.  Of course, HLS is very large, and perhaps that was a factor.


June 3, 2020 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

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

June 01, 2020

With 95% of the Fall 2020 admissions cycle complete, applicants are down 3.2% nationwide

Details here.   That's not good news in terms of next year's academic job market in law schools, given the other negative pressures on law school hiring related to the pandemic.


June 1, 2020 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 21, 2020

University of Minnesota law professor Parisi wins defamation lawsuit against woman who falsely and maliciously accused him of rape

Good for him, some vindication after the ordeal he was put through.  (Prior coverage.)


May 21, 2020 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 19, 2020

"The Legal Academy": Orin Kerr (Berkeley) interviews law professors

Episode 1 is up with Akhil Amar (Yale).


May 19, 2020 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

May 11, 2020

Entry-level hiring report for 2019-20...

...courtesy of Professor Lawsky (Northwestern).  Sorry for not posting this sooner, I had missed it.  Do submit your information.


May 11, 2020 in Advice for Academic Job Seekers, Of Academic Interest | Permalink