Thursday, January 29, 2015
As of 1/23/15, there are 168,887 fall 2015 applications submitted by 24,097 applicants. Applicants are down 7.3% and applications are down 9.8% from 2014.
This represents a smaller drop in applicants compared to the last report, consistent with the apparent trend towards more applications later in the cycle.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 22, 2014
These are appointments with tenure that will begin in 2015; I will move this to the front at various intervals during the year; recent additions are bolded.
*Joshua Cohen (political philosophy) resigned from Stanford University (where he taught in Law, Philosophy & Political Science) in October 2014 to join Apple University. He will now also be part-time at the University of California, Berkeley.
*Matthew Diller (administrative law, social welfare law & policy) from Cardozo Law School to Fordham University (as Dean).
*William Dodge (international law, international transactions, international dispute resolution) from the University of California, Hastings to the University of California, Davis.
*Elizabeth Garrett (legislation, administrative law) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University (to become President).
*Andrew Guzman (international law and trade, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to the University of Southern California (as Dean).
*Sonia Katyal (intellectual property, civil rights, privacy, property, law & sexuality) from Fordham University to the University of California, Berkeley.
*Gillian Lester (employment law) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (as Dean in January 2015).
*Andrei Marmor (legal philosophy) from the University of Southern California to Cornell University.
*Andrea Matwyshyn (law & technology, cyberlaw, privacy) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (untenured) to Northeastern University.
*Paul Ohm (law & technology, computer law, privacy, intellectual property) from the University of Colorado, Boulder to Georgetown University.
*Dave Owen (environmental law, natural resources, water law, administrative law) from the University of Maine to the University of California, Hastings.
*Dylan Penningroth (legal history) from Northwestern University (History Dept.) and American Bar Foundation to the University of California, Berkeley.
*James Salzman (environmental law) from Duke University to the University of California, Los Angeles (Law) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (Environmental Science & Management).
*Kenneth Simons (torts, criminal law, law & philosophy) from Boston University to the University of California, Irvine.
*Eric Talley (corporate law, law & economics) from the University of California, Berkeley to Columbia University (in July 2015).
*Melanie Wilson (criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence) from the University of Kansas to the University of Tennessee (as Dean).
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Professor Henry Butler at George Mason kindly shared this obituary:
Henry Girard Manne died on January 17, 2015 at the age of 86. A towering figure in legal education, Manne was one of the founders of the Law and Economics movement, the 20th century’s most important and influential legal academic discipline.
Manne is survived by his wife, Bobbie Manne; his children, Emily and Geoffrey Manne; two grandchildren, Annabelle and Lily Manne; and two nephews, Neal and Burton Manne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Geoffrey and Eva Manne, and his brother, Richard Manne.
Henry Manne was born on May 10, 1928, in New Orleans. The son of merchant parents, he was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Central High School in Memphis, and graduated with a BA in economics from Vanderbilt University in 1950. Manne received a JD from the University of Chicago in 1952, and a doctorate in law (SJD) from Yale University in 1966. He also held honorary degrees from Seattle University, Universidad Francesco Marroquin in Guatemala and George Mason University.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Reader Gerard Ambreson writes:
In your capacity of chief commentator on legal education, perhaps you could provide your thoughts on your blog on named professorships/chairs. Some questions it would be interesting to see you address:
What should the criteria for awarding chairs be? For example, should schools take into account things besides scholarship, such as other contributions to the school, like excellent teaching or service? Is it appropriate to consider non-legal writings for chairs in law schools? See, for example, St. John's Law School's Reverend Joseph T. Tinnelly, C.M., Professor of Law, Lawrence Joseph, who may be better known for his poetry than his writing on legal matters?
My impression is that criteria vary with school and often with the particular endowment--many schools have named positions to recognize excellent teaching, for example.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Nice WSJ write-up about New Hampshire's "Webster Program" to train generalist litigators ready to hit the ground running
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Andrew Guzman, a leading scholar of international law and trade at Berkeley, will become Dean of the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California on July 1, 2015.
UPDATE: The USC press release. (Thanks to Bob Rasmussen for sending it along.)
Monday, January 5, 2015
Cardozo's Susan Crawford, Miami's Mary Anne Franks and Columbia's Tim Wu named 2014 "Heroes of the Internet"...
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
During my October "Italy tour" (when I gave the Fresco Lectures at Genoa, and also gave a seminar at Palermo), I was fortunate to visit the European University Institute for the first time, thanks to Prof. Dennis Patterson. While there, Joseph Weiler, President of the EUI and editor in chief of the European Journal of International Law, asked to record a short discussion about Why Tolerate Religion?