Friday, July 1, 2022

"Constitutional Law, Moral Judgment, and the Supreme Court as Super-Legislature" (2015)

Recent events are making this assessment ever more relevant, sad to say.

July 1, 2022 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Friday, June 17, 2022

Blogging hiatus

I'll resume more regular blogging in early August, but between now and then I'll only put up things that are particularly noteworthy or time-sensitive.  I'll also update the laterals list as needed.  I wish readers a productive seven weeks or so until my return!

June 17, 2022 | Permalink

Monday, June 13, 2022

The Bluebook is awful as everyone knows...

...but it apparently rakes in millions of dollars for the law reviews at Columbia, Harvard, Penn and Yale!

June 13, 2022 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

In Memoriam: Browne C. Lewis (1962-2022)

Dean of the law school at North Carolina Central University since 2020, Dean Lewis wrote widely in the areas of artificial intelligence, assisted reproductive technology, environmental racism, and inheritance law.  There is an announcement from the NCCU Chancellor here and a memorial notice from the University of Minnesota Law School, of which Dean Lewis was an alumna.

(Thanks to Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig for the pointer.)

June 8, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

"Faculty Lounge" blog is already posting hiring announcements for 2022-23

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

In Memoriam: Kenneth W. Dam (1932-2022)

A longtime member of the University of Chicago Law School faculty, Professor Dam was an expert on issues of domestic and international economic law and policy.  He also held important positions in both the public and private sector.  The Chicago memorial notice is here.

June 7, 2022 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Congratulations to the University of Chicago Law School Class of 2022!

It's been a pleasure and a privilege to teach such talented young men and women, and I am sure I speak for all of my colleagues in wishing you much professional success and personal happiness in the years ahead!

June 4, 2022 | Permalink

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Enrollments and LSAT scores, 2010-2021

Jerry Organ (St. Thomas) collects the data.  2021 applications and matriculations are still only 80% of what they were in 2010.

June 2, 2022 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

New "Journal of Law Teaching and Learning"

Lawprof Emily Grand (Washburn) asked me to share the following announcement:

The Institute for Law Teaching and Learning is thrilled to be launching a new scholarly journal.  The Journal of Law Teaching and Learning will publish scholarly articles about pedagogy and will provide authors with rigorous peer review. We hope to publish our first issue in Fall 2023. 

If you have a scholarly article that might fit the needs of The Journal of Law Teaching and Learning, please consider submitting it directly to us via email at or through the Scholastica platform. 

May 31, 2022 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Blast from the past: Phyllis Schafly has a friend in Rick Hills