Monday, October 12, 2015

Light blogging for a bit...

...regular blogging will resume in less than two weeks.

October 12, 2015 | Permalink

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Growing Support for Bankruptcy Relief for Student Debtors (Michael Simkovic)

Student loans are more difficult to discharge in bankruptcy than most consumer or business debts.  Discharge is only available if repayment “would impose an undue hardship on the debtor and the debtor’s dependents.”   11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8).

These restrictions on discharge are controversial. Supporters note the possibility of strategic filings by student debtors with low assets and high expected future incomes and the danger of such defaults driving up the costs of credit.  Skeptics argue that such concerns are empirically unsupported and that bankruptcy discharge provides an important mechanism for spreading the risks of investments in higher education. 

In policy circles, momentum seems to be building for at least some relaxation of the restrictions on student loan discharge.  The Department of Education recently released a report supporting discharge of private student loans in bankruptcy.   The report argues that federal student loans should be treated differently from private loans because federal loans are not underwritten and because income based repayment with debt forgiveness is available for federal loans.  Adam Levitin made similar arguments in the Wall Street Journal several months ago. 

Access Group announced its support for discharge of student loans after a 7 year waiting period, as long as the loans are not already eligible for income based repayment with debt forgiveness after at most 25 years.  The proposal also calls for restricting discharge for those who have previously discharged student loans in bankruptcy.

Access Group’s proposal appears to leave open the possibility of private student loans retaining current protection against discharge in bankruptcy by offering income-based repayment terms similar to those available from the federal government.

October 8, 2015 in Guest Blogger: Michael Simkovic, Of Academic Interest, Weblogs | Permalink

UC Irvine's Lawsky on the entry-level hiring market in law schools

SSRN Downloads over the last year, October 1 edition

The top ten:

1.  Cass Sunstein (Harvard) (34,636 downloads, 34 new papers)

2.  Mark Lemley (Stanford) (17,511 downloads, 10 new papers)

3.  Daniel Solove (George Washington) (17,219 downloads, 1 new paper)

4.  Dan Kahan (Yale) (17,114 downloads, 4 new papers)

5.  Orin Kerr (George Washington) (14,368 downloads, 6 new papers)

6.  Lucian Bebchuk (Harvard) (13,657 downloads, 1 new paper)

7.  Brian Leiter (Chicago) (11,955 downloads, 10 new papers)

8.  Bernard Black (Northwestern) (10,674 downloads, 2 new papers)

9.  Kent Roach (Toronto) (9,109 downloads, 11 new papers)

10. Eric Posner (Chicago) (8,671 downloads, 8 new papers)

October 8, 2015 in Faculty News, Rankings | Permalink

Another ignorant apologist for gun carnage exposed

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Credibility of empirical legal scholarship

My colleague Omri Ben-Shahar asked me to share the following (I wonder if other empirical scholars will follow suit?):

Testing legal ideas by looking at data is a welcome growing trend in legal scholarship, but it is also known to carry risks of according authority to dubious and poorly tested claims. Many consumers of published empirical scholarships are not trained in empirical sciences to read the reported results critically—results that often pass only lax peer review (if at all). The enterprise is not helped by studies showing that more than a few empirical results cannot be replicated, or that there is a publication bias in favor of “surprising” results, or that empirical papers often conform suspiciously to their authors’ ideology or previously published predictions. Empirical legal scholarship is understandably in search for ways to enhance its credibility. 


A new paper by myself and Adam Chilton offers a new strategy to achieve credibility — circulating the paper before the results are known to the authors. We are writing a paper for a Journal of Legal Studies conference on Contracting Over Privacy  which will be held in Chicago on October 16-17. Our paper seeks to test the effectiveness of privacy disclosures on websites — specifically, whether requiring websites’ privacy notices to adhere to some commonly advocated “Best Practices” in their design and presentation style has any measurable effect and whether it leads people to behave more cautiously and to reveal less personal information. But we have a credibility problem. I (Ben-Shahar) recently published a co-authored book (More Than You Wanted To Know) arguing that mandated disclosures are useless and that attempts to improve them by using various best practices would be futile. Can I be trusted as an author of empirical work that merely confirms my predictions in the book?


To overcome this credibility problem, we are writing and circulating the paper before running the experiment and before knowing what the results are. The circulated draft describes the experiment and has (for now empty) boxes and charts for the results, which will be filled once the experiment is run. To strap ourselves to the mast before the data sirens sing, and to make sure that we cannot back out if the results turn out to embarrassingly refute our prior predictions, we are advance-posting the paper on SSRN with everything but the results in it. A subsequent revision will then include the results, but coming in the heels of the advance posted version it would appear more credible. Pending IRB approval, the experiment will be run next week, and the results will be reported at the conference next weekend.

October 7, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tom Miles to be the new Dean at Chicago

I am delighted to report that my esteemed colleague Tom Miles has been appointed the new Dean of the University of Chicago Law School, effective November 1.  From the announcement sent out today by President Zimmer and Provost Isaacs:

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas J. Miles, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law and Economics and Walter Mander Research Scholar, as the next dean of the Law School. His appointment, which begins November 1, 2015, follows a national search, led by a faculty committee chaired by Randal Picker, the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law.

Tom’s deep experience at the Law School, along with his outstanding record as a teacher, colleague and legal scholar, make him an excellent choice to continue and expand the Law School’s legacy of intellectual leadership and interdisciplinary focus. A leading scholar of criminal justice and judicial behavior, Miles has served in several leadership roles at the Law School during his time on the faculty, including chairing the appointments committee and the accreditation review committee. He is widely published in both economics and legal journals, and he has brought his expertise to bear on such varied topics as immigration, mail fraud, wiretapping, judicial ideology, and the Voting Rights Act. He is an accomplished educator and a recipient of the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence.

Miles joined the Law School faculty in 2005 after a year at the Law School as an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Miles received a BA from Tufts University, a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. Immediately before joining the Law School faculty, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Jay S. Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2005 to 2013, Miles was an editor of the Journal of Legal Studies.

Miles succeeds Michael H. Schill, who became the president of the University of Oregon on July 1. We would like to express our gratitude to Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, who has been serving as interim dean during the search.

Please join us in congratulating Tom on his appointment.

October 6, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

Another mass shooting, and another set of pathetic rationalizations by law professors


Glenn Reynolds (University of Tennessee) leads the way as usual.  President Obama is disgusted, as well should we all be.  Reynolds's disgraceful irrationality on this subject is of longstanding.  He really is "part of the problem."

UPDATE:  A reader sends along this apt 2012 article about gun control.  He writes:  "This is an issue where there aren't really two sides to the debate that should be seriously considered.   This is an issue where there are the facts about gun control and mass killings, and then there are awful rationalizations for the carnage offered by the likes of Glenn Reynolds.  As someone who fills out the U.S. News surveys, I am factoring in to my assesment of the reputation of the University of Tennessee the "disgraceful" as you said antics of this facilitator of murder."

ANOTHER:  William Page (Florida) sends along another apt piece, noting the utter insanity of thinking that it would contribute to public safety to have armed civilians in the middle of an unfolding crime scene.

October 6, 2015 in Law Professors Saying Dumb Things, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Monday, October 5, 2015

The ad is for real

Denmark needs more babies.  It's a real ad, though as some of the Danish commenters note, there is some intended humor in it.

October 5, 2015 in Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Friday, October 2, 2015

Northwestern suspends the "accelerated JD" program started by Dean Van Zandt

An announcement from Dean Rodriguez here.  It's striking there wasn't more demand for it.

October 2, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Florida, Utah lead nation in growth of lawyer population

Curious!  I wonder what explains it?

October 2, 2015 in Legal Profession | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NYLS to start a pro bono clinic for victims of cyberharassment

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USD's Fleischer on the Trump tax plan

Top 20 "general" philosophy journals

In case law professors want to know.  Note that the poll did not include a number of excellent journals (like Ethics or British Journal for the History of Philosophy or Philosophy of Science), because they only publish in particular sub-fields of philosophy, rather than more broadly.

September 29, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Monday, September 28, 2015

Georgia alum and longtime professor gives $1 million for Chair...

Friday, September 25, 2015

You can't make this stuff up, Part II

You know who actually criticizes Donald Trump for being a narcissist in need of constant media attention.  Really.  The "spirit of the age" indeed.

(Thanks to several readers for sending this along.)

September 25, 2015 in Law Professors Saying Dumb Things, Legal Humor, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Thursday, September 24, 2015

In Memoriam: Calvin Massey (1949-2015)

Alas, another life taken by cancer to report today:   Professor Massey was a distinguished constitutional law scholar, who spent most of his career at UC Hastings, before moving in 2012 to take up the Daniel Webster Chair at the law school at the University of New Hampshire.  I will add a link to a memorial notice when one appears.

UPDATE:  An obituary.

September 24, 2015 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

In Memoriam: Michael J. Zimmer (1946-2015)

A well-known scholar in the labor and employment law fields, he was, at the time of his death, a professor of law at Loyola University, Chicago.  There is a brief memorial notice here, as well as recollections from colleagues and friends.

(Thanks to Bob Condlin for the pointer.)

September 24, 2015 in Memorial Notices | Permalink

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lateral hires with tenure (or equivalent), 2015-16

These are appointments that will take effect in 2016; I will move the list to the front at various intervals as new additions come in.  Last year's list is here.


*Gregg Polsky (tax, corporate finance, corporate law) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to the University of Georgia.


*Steve Vladeck (federal courts, national security law, constitutional law) from American University to the University of Texas, Austin.


*Melissa Wasserman (patents, intellectual property, administrative law, torts, innovation law and policy) from the University of Illinois to the University of Texas, Austin.

September 23, 2015 in Faculty News | Permalink

In praise of R.H. Helmholz

A nice article about my esteemed colleague, the distinguished legal historian.

September 23, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Journal of Legal Education...

...has a new website, and articles on-line.

September 22, 2015 in Of Academic Interest | Permalink

New Dean at Tulsa

Monday, September 21, 2015

U.C. Irvine Symposium on Higher Education Access (Michael Simkovic)

U.C. Irvine is hosting a Symposium on Higher Education Access, this Friday, September 25.  

I'm presenting A Value Added Perspective on Higher Education.  Jim Chen is presenting his work on competitive merit scholarships.  Sandy Baum and Eileen O’Leary are presenting research on higher education finance.

Other speakers include: 

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu,  California Supreme Court (Keynote)

Continue reading

September 21, 2015 in Faculty News, Guest Blogger: Michael Simkovic | Permalink

$8 million gift for advocacy at Campbell Law

Their biggest gift ever!

September 21, 2015 in Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Legal scholarship that has affected the law


Prof. Jeff Sovern (St. John's) writes:

We often hear Chief Justice Roberts’s famous complaint about law review articles: “Pick up a copy of any law review that you see and the first article is likely to be, you know, the influence of Immanuel Kant on evidentiary approaches in 18th-century Bulgaria, or something, which I'm sure was of great interest to the academic that wrote it, but isn't of much help to the bar.” I’ve been wondering how many law review articles have changed the law.  Given your role, through your blog, as a connector of legal academics, I wondered if you would be interested in inviting people who know of such articles to list them in the comments.  I would limit it to articles written in the last ten or fifteen years on the theory that the Chief Justice was probably not complaining about older scholarship.  I can start the list off with citations my co-author, Dee Pridgen of Wyoming, compiled to articles in our field of consumer law.  Her list consists of Oren Bar-Gill and Elizabeth Warren, Making Credit Safer, 157 U.PA. L. Rev.1 (2008); Kathleen C. Engel and Patricia McCoy, A Tale of Three Markets, 82 Tex. L. Rev. 439 (2003). Kathleen C. Engel and Patricia A. McCoy, A Tale of Three Markets: The Law and Economics of Predatory Lending, 80 Tex. L. Rev. 1255 (2002)—all of which contributed to the Dodd-Frank Act; Oren Bar-Gill, Seduction by Plastic, 98 Nw. U.L. Rev. 1373 (2004)—which led to the Credit CARD Act; and Steven M. Graves and Christopher L. Peterson, Predatory Lending and the Military: The Law and Geography of “Payday” Loan in Military Towns, 66 Ohio St. L.J. 653 (2005)—which brought about the Military Loan Act. The pieces on that list produced statutes, rather than case law, but I would still count them. Of course, it is impossible to show that the changes in the law would not have occurred anyway in the absence of the writings, but perhaps we can take it on faith that the articles helped push things along.

Comments are open for other examples.  (And just for the record, the idea that legal scholarship has to be interesting to the Chief Justice or to lawmakers is silly, though if some is, that's fine too [assuming it's a good influence!].)

September 21, 2015 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | Comments (12)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Penn Law Review symposium on legal realism and "The New Doctrinalism"... now available.  I haven't read most of the papers at this point, but I can commend both Ed Rock's and Henry Smith's as particularly interesting.  (I was unable to attend the symposium, so I did not hear the papers either.)  My own contribution to the symposium is here.

September 17, 2015 in Jurisprudence, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

"The Death of God and the Death of Morality"

A new draft paper, perhaps of interest to some readers:

Nietzsche famously proclaimed the "death of God," but in so doing it was not God's death that was really notable--Nietzsche assumes that most reflective, modern readers realize that "the belief in the Christian god has become unbelievable” (GS 343)--but the implications of that belief becoming unbelievable, namely, "how much must collapse now that this faith has been undermined," in particular, "the whole of our European morality" (GS 343).  What is the connection between the death of God and the death of morality?

I argue that Nietzsche thinks the death of God will undermine two central aspects of our morality:  its moral egalitarianism, and its belief in moral responsibility and warranted guilt.  I offer an account of how Nietzsche sees the connections, and conclude with some skeptical considerations about whether Nietzsche was right that atheism would, in fact, undermine morality.

A friend on FB, an historian at Harvard, posted the following excerpt from the preceding paper, which leads me to think it might be worth sharing:

Consider the Nietzschean Trolley Problem (apologies for anachronism): a runaway trolley is hurtling down the tracks towards Beethoven, before he has even written the Eroica symphony; by throwing a switch, you can divert the trolley so that it runs down five (or fifty) ordinary people, non-entities (say university professors of law or philosophy) of various stripes (“herd animals” in Nietzschean lingo), and Beethoven is saved. For the anti-egalitarian, this problem is not a problem: one should of course save a human genius at the expense of many mediocrities. To reason that way is, of course, to repudiate moral egalitarianism. Belief in an egalitarian God would thwart that line of reasoning; but absent that belief, what would?

September 17, 2015 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Top 40 law faculties in scholarly impact, 2015


Gregory Sisk & colleagues have updated their scholarly impact ratings (last edition), looking at mean and median citations to tenured faculty scholarship for the years 2010-2014 inclusive, using 2015-16 faculty rosters as the benchmark.  (Sisk et al. rank 70 faculties; I print the top 40, below.)  The weighted score represents the sum of the mean citations for the tenured faculty times 2, plus the faculty median.  Where the median is low relative to the immediate competition that's an indicator that a few highly cited faculty are carrying the school; in other cases, where the median is quite high, it's an indicator of more across the boards scholarly output.  By noting age, one can see that some faculties are heavily dependent on their most senior members for their citations.  Ties reflect the normalized weighted scores.

Citations to faculty scholarship is, of course, only one metric of scholarly distinction.  Some schools that experts would reasonably assess as top 20 (like Southern California) underperform by this measure.  Still, the metric is a useful check on uninformed opinions, and tracks rather well the actual scholarly output of different schools.

In the fall, I hope to put together new lists of the most-cited scholars by specialty utilizing the Sisk data.

Detailed Scholarly Impact Ranking of Law Faculties, 2015-16

(based on citations for the period 2010 through 2014)


Law   School

Weighted   Score

Mean,   Median

10   Most Cited (Tenured) Scholars

(* indicates 70 or older in 2015)


Yale University


638,   490

*B.   Ackerman, A. Amar, I. Ayres, J. Balkin, W. Eskridge, D. Kahan, H. Koh, J.   Macey, R. Post, R. Siegel


Harvard   University


520,   344

R.   Fallon, J. Goldsmith, L. Kaplow, L. Lessig, M. Minow, S. Shavell, C.   Sunstein, *L. Tribe, *M. Tushnet, A. Vermeule


University of Chicago


468,   364

D. Baird,   O. Ben-Shahar, T. Ginsburg, B. Leiter, S. Levmore, R. McAdams, M. Nussbaum,   E. Posner, G. Stone, D. Strauss


New York   University


397,   329

R. Barkow, S. Choi, *R. Epstein, B. Friedman,   S. Issacharoff, *A. Miller, G. Miller, R. Pildes, *R. Stewart, J. Waldron


Stanford   University


369,   275

*L. Friedman, *P. Goldstein, *R. Gordon, P.   Karlan, M. Lemley, M. McConnell, M. Polinsky, D. Rhode, D. Sklansky, A. Sykes


University of   California, Irvine


392,   210

D. Burk, J. Chacón, E. Chemerinsky, C. Fisk, B.   Garth, R. Hasen, C. Leslie, C. Menkel-Meadow, A. Reese, G. Shaffer


Columbia   University


348,   249

R. Briffault, *J. Coffee, K. Crenshaw, R. Gilson,   *K. Greenawalt, T. Merrill, *H. Monaghan, *J. Raz, *R. Scott, *P. Strauss


Duke University


312,   286

M. Adler,   J. Boyle, C. Bradley, J. Cox, M. Gulati, L. Helfer, H.J. Powell, A. Rai, S.   Schwarcz, E. Young


Vanderbilt   University


303,   206

L. Bressman, C. Guthrie, N. King, J.   Rossi, E. Rubin, J.B. Ruhl, S. Sherry, C. Slobogin, R. Thomas W.K. Viscusi


University of   California, Berkeley


300,   208

*R. Cooter, S. Davidoff Solomon, D. Farber, *M.   Feeley, I. Haney Lopez, P. Menell, R. Merges, P. Samuelson, J. Yoo, *F. Zimring


University of Pennsylvania


289,   202

T. Baker M. Berman, S. Bibas, W. Bratton, S.   Burbank, J. Fisch, G. Parchomovsky, D. Roberts, P. Robinson, E. Rock, D.   Skeel, C. Yoo


Northwestern   University


277,   202

R. Allen,   B. Black, S. Calabresi, D. Dana, S. Diamond, A.   Koppelman, J. McGinnis, J. Pfander, *M. Redish, D. Rodriguez, D. Schwartz


Cornell   University


273,   202

G.   Alexander, J. Blume, *K. Clermont, M. Dorf, V. Hans, M. Heise, E. Peñalver,   J. Rachlinski, S. Schwab, L. Stout


University of   California, Los Angeles


272,   189

S.   Bainbridge, D. Carbado, K. Crenshaw, J. Kang, R. Korobkin, H. Motomura, N.   Netanel, K. Raustiala, J. Salzman, E. Volokh, A. Winkler


Georgetown   University


239,   158

R. Barnett, J. Cohen, D. Cole, L. Gostin, N.   Katyal, D. Langevoort, D. Luban, L. Solum, R. Tushnet, R. West


University of Michigan,   Ann Arbor


230,   180

R. Avi-Yonah, S. Bagenstos, D. Crane, R.   Eisenberg, S. Gross, J. Litman, C. MacKinnon, A. Pritchard, C. Schneider, B.   Simma


University of Virginia


231,   146

D. Brown, J. Duffy, B. Garrett, J.   Jeffries, D. Laycock, C. Nelson, S. Prakash, F. Schauer, A. Spencer, *G.E.   White


George   Washington University


226,   148

M. Abramowicz, N. Cahn, B. Clark, R. Glicksman,   O. Kerr, W. Kovavic, *R. Pierce, J. Rosen, M. Selmi, D. Solove


University of   Minnesota, Twin Cities


203,   158

J. Carbone, T. Cotter, R.A. Duff, R. Frase, K.   Hickman, C. Hill, B. Karkkainen, A. Klass, H. Kritzer, B. McDonnell, R.   Painter, M. Tonry


University of   Texas, Austin


199,   156

R. Bone, R. Chesney, F. Cross, D. Jinks, *S.   Levinson, T. McGarity, *L. Sager, C. Silver, W. Wagner, *J. Westbrook


George Mason   University


196,   145

D. Bernstein, H. Butler, D. Ginsburg, M. Greve,   B. Kobayashi, N. Lund, A. Mossoff, I. Soomin, J. Wright, T. Zywicki


Washington   University, St. Louis


193,   147

S. Appleton, L. Epstein, P. Joy, P. Kim, D.   Law, S. Legomsky, *D. Mandelker, N. Richards, H. Sale, B. Tamanaha


Boston   University


192,   148

J. Beermann, S. Dogan, J. Fleming, *T. Frankel,   W. Gordon, K. Hylton, G. Lawson, T. Maclin, L. McClain, M. Meurer


University of   California, Davis


191,   137

A. Bhagwat, A. Chander, G. Chin, W. Dodge, A.   Harris, D. Horton, K. Johnson, P. Lee, M. Sunder, D. Ventry, R. Villazor


Case Western   Reserve University


171,   137

J. Adler, C. Burke Robertson, G. Dent, *P.   Gianelli, B. Hill, S. Hoffman, K. McMunigal, L. Mitchell, C. Nard, M. Scharf


University of   Notre Dame


161,   146

R. Alford, A. Bellia, *J. Finnis, N. Garnett, R.   Garnett, M. McKenna, J. Nagle, N. Newton, M. O’Connell, J. Tidmarsh


University of   Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


169,   129

V. Amar, P. Heald, D. Hyman, J. Kesan, K. Lash,   R. Lawless, J. Mazzone, *M. Moore, J. Robbennolt, S. Thomas, R. Wilson


Emory University


161,   138

R. Ahdieh, J. Bailey, M. Dudziak, M. fineman, T.   Holbrook, M. Kang, J. Nash, *M. Perry, R. Schapiro, J. Witte, *B. Woodhouse


Cardozo Law   School/Yeshiva University


154,   134

B. Frischmann, M. Gilles, M. Hamilton, M. Herz,   A. Reinert, M. Rosenfeld, B. Scheck, A. Sebok, A. Stein, S. Sterk, E.   Zelinsky


University of Arizona


160,   121

J. Anaya, D. Bambauer, K. Engel, *R. Glennon, D.   Marcus, T. Massaro, M. Miller, *C. Rose, W. Sjostrom, R. Williams


University of Colorado,   Boulder


154,   129

A. Gruber, M. Hart, P. Huang, S. Moss, *C.   Mueller, H. Norton, P. Schlag, A. Schmitz, P. Weiser, *C. Wilkinson


Ohio State   University


160,   114

M. Alexander, D. Berman, G. Caldeira, M.   Chamallas, S. Cole, R. Colker, J. Dressler, D. Merritt, P. Shane, D. Tokaji


University of North   Carolina, Chapel Hill


150,   131

A. Brophy, J. Conley, V. Flatt, M. Gerhardt, T.   Hazen, M. Jacoby, W. Marshall, R. Mosteller, G. Nichol, M. Papandrea, G.   Polsky, J. Wegner


Brooklyn Law   School


150,   121

W. Araiza, M. Baer, A. Bernstein, D. Brakman   Reiser, I. Capers, M. Garrison, E. Janger, *R. Karmel, E. Schneider, L.   Solan, N. Tebbe, *A. Twerski


Indiana   University, Bloomingon


141,   132

H. Buxbaum, F. Cate, K. Dau-Schmidtz, C. Geyh, M.   Grossberg, W. Henderson, M. Janis, D. Johnsen, L. Lederman, A. Parrish


University of Utah



R. Adler, A. Anghie, P. Cassell, R.   Craig, L. Davies, A. Guiora, F. Hessick, C. Hessick, C. Peterson, *A. Reitze


Fordham   University


145,   118

J. Brudney, N. Davidson, H. Erichson, M.   Flaherty, S. Foster, J. Gordon, B. Green, S. Griffith, C. Huntington, T. Lee,   E. Leib, R. Pearce, B. Zipursky


University of   San Diego


159,   81

*L. Alexander, D. Dripps, V. Fleischer,   O. Lobel, D. McGowan, F. Partnoy, M. Ramsey, M. Rappaport, T. Sichelman, S.   Smith


Florida State   University


140,   115

F. Abbott, K. Alces, R. Atkinson, S. Hsu, S.   Johnson, W. Logan, D. Markell, E. Ryan, M. Seidenfeld, N. Stern, F. Tesón, M.   Utset



Arizona State   University


142,   109

*K. Abbott,   D. Bodansky, R. Clinton, *I. Ellman, A. Fellmeth, J. Hodge, E. Luna, G.   Marchant, *J. Murphy, M. Saks, R. Tsosie


University of   Southern California


142,   109

J. Barnett, R. Brown, S. Estrich, A.   Gross, A. Guzman, G. Hadfield, G. Keating, E. Kleinbard, E. McCaffery, R.   Rasmussen, D. Simon


University of   St. Thomas (Minn.)


147,   99

T. Berg, T. Collet, R. Delahunty, *N. Hamilton,   L. Johnson, J. Nichols, M. Paulsen, G. Sisk, S. Stabile, R. Vischer

September 16, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest, Rankings | Permalink

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

For schools hiring this year...


...some developments for some of our job candidates that might be of interest:

Our Bigelow Ryan Doerfler's job market paper on "Scrivener's Error" has now been accepted by Northwestern University Law Review.


Our alumna Cathy Hwang's job market paper on "Unbundled Bargains: Multi-Agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions" has now been accepted by University of Pennsylvania Law Review.


Our alumnus Seth Oranburg's proposal for a book on Market Squared:  Social Media Investing has been accepted and is now under contract with Cambridge University Press.


Our alumnus William Ortman's job market paper on "Probable Cause Revisited" has now been accepted by Stanford Law Review

Mr. Ortman was in the 2nd FAR (please feel free to contact him or me if you would like more information), while Dr. Doerfler, Ms. Hwang, and Mr. Oranburg were in the first FAR distribution.

September 15, 2015 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink