March 21, 2020

Another online guide to using Zoom...

...from law professor Josh Blackman (South Texas).

(Thanks to Paul Horwitz for the pointer.)


March 21, 2020 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

March 20, 2020

Teaching online

A short video guide from law professor Seth Oranburg (Duquesne).


March 20, 2020 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

March 19, 2020

UCLA chapter of NLG is an embarrassment to the NLG

The UCLA Federalist Society had the temerity to invite Professor Doriane Lambert Coleman from Duke Law School, a former competitive female athlete who has written carefully and thoughtfully about the complex issues raised by the participation of trans women in female sports (see, e.g., this article).  The UCLA Law School chapter of the NLG decided to disrupt the event, apparently wholly unaware of the NLG's traditional staunch support for academic freedom, most famously during the Mcarthy era, but continuing to the present.   As the former faculty advisor to the NLG chapter at the University of Texas, I decided to point out their betrayal of NLG principles on Twitter; I was then derided as a "neoliberal white man" by these law students (and then subjected to a bizarre defamatory outburst by one Stephano Medina, who also turns out to be a UCLA 3L and not, as I had thought, a creepy teenage boy in his mother's basement).  What an embarrassment.


March 19, 2020 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

March 18, 2020

All U.S. law schools have now moved to online instruction...

March 14, 2020

92% of law school have moved to remote teaching due to coronavirus

Blog Emperor Caron has the details.


March 14, 2020 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice | Permalink

March 09, 2020

What is your law school doing in response to the impending coronavirus pandemic?

This is an open thread for law faculty to post about what their schools are doing:  e.g., cancelling classes, "remote" teaching or exams, cancelling conferences, prohibiting faculty work-related travel etc.   Feel free to link to public resources/statements by your schools.  Submit your comment only once, they are moderated, and may take awhile to appear.


March 9, 2020 in Of Academic Interest, Professional Advice, Student Advice | Permalink | Comments (4)

February 27, 2020

The meaningless "Primary Research Group" survey of "law faculty and staff"

This "survey" has been making the rounds, despite being obviously meaningless:  it is based on a survey of 96 "faculty and staff" in the U.S. and Canada.  Only 96! There are some 8,000 law faculty in the United States alone, and I would guess that the 16 law schools in Canada have another 800-1,000 academic staff as well.


February 27, 2020 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 24, 2020

Concordia Law in Idaho to become part of Concordia University in Minnesota...

February 21, 2020

"What makes the San Diego originalism conference so good"...

...as described by my colleague Will Baude also explains exactly what makes the AALS annual meetings so worthless from an intellectual point of view.   The annual Analytic Legal Philosophy conferences used to be good in this way too for the first ten years or so, although not so much anymore unfortunately.


February 21, 2020 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

February 17, 2020

Technology and lawyer's work

Article here, including interesting obserevations from Dean Jennifer Mnookin (UCLA).


February 17, 2020 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest, Student Advice | Permalink