Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

$50 million naming gift for Drexel's law school

Charlottesville-bound...

...for what promises to be a very interesting event.  Not much new till Monday I expect.


September 18, 2014 | Permalink

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One lawyer, one law professor receive MacCarthur Fellowships (CORRECTION: TWO lawyers)

They are:  William Mitchell law professor and Native American advocate Sarah Deer, civil rights lawyer Mary Bonauto, and criminal defense lawyer Jonathan Rapping. 

(These used to be called "genius" awards until it became clear they weren't really being awarded for "genius." Now they recognize people doing innovative [often political or social] work in a wide variety of fields.)

(Thanks to Orin Kerr for the pointer.)

ANOTHER CORRECTION:  Rapping is also a law professor, at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School.


September 17, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Entertaining profile of Hastings Dean Frank Wu

Here.


September 16, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Rankings | Permalink

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chicago Alumni, Bigelows, and Public Law Fellows on the Teaching Market, 2014-15

MOVING TO THE FRONT FOR LAST TIME THIS HIRING SEASON (ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 20)--THANKS TO ALL THE DEANS, HIRING CHAIRS, AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME ALREADY!

In order to protect the privacy of our candidates, please e-mail me at bleiter@uchicago.edu to get a copy of the detailed profiles of our candidates, including hyperlinks to their homepages.  All these candidates (but one) will be in the first FAR distribution.

We have candidates this year in a multitude of areas:  tax, estates and trusts, corporations, banking law, criminal law and procedure, civil procedure, arbitration, international business transactions, legislation, administrative law, constitutional law, civil rights, energy law, antidiscrimination law, jurisprudence, insurance law, election law, torts, bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts, securities regulation, financial regulation, federal courts, national security law, corporate finance, privacy law, evidence, comparative law, law & society, conflicts, ADR, and intellectual property.

Our candidates include former Supreme Court clerks, numerous past editors of the Law Review, numerous former Circuit Court clerks, JD/PhDs in Political Science, Linguistics, Anthropology, Business, and History, VAPs and Fellows at other leading law schools, and many experienced practitioners (some with more than six years of experience and scholarly publications).  Several will also help meet diversity objectives in hiring.  All have publications and writing samples.

If when you e-mail, you tell me a bit about your hiring needs, I can supply some more information about all these candidates. 


September 15, 2014 in Faculty News | Permalink

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwestern's Ronald Allen first law professor to receive China's highest award for non-nationals: the China Friendship Award

Dean Rodriguez has the details.

ADDENDUM:  Colin Picker (New South Wales) points out that one other U.S. law professor appears to have been so recognized.


September 11, 2014 in Faculty News, Of Academic Interest | Permalink

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A bit quiet around here...

...I'm at the Yale Political Union later today (where last week they had Al Sharpton and will soon behosting former AG Alberto Gonzalez--I'm not spotting a theme...) and will then be over at Northwestern Law on Thursday with Penn's David Skeel.  But I should have one or two more items this week inbetween.


September 9, 2014 | Permalink

Monday, September 8, 2014

Why Tolerate Religion?

En Francais.


September 8, 2014 in Jurisprudence | Permalink

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What's actually going on at Suffolk Law?

Various blogs picked up on a brief, and unsourced, line in a longer story about Suffolk University to the effect that all tenured faculty were being offered buy-outs.  All the tenured faculty?  Really?  I can imagine that like a number of schools seriously affected by declines in enrollments, retirement incentives and/or buy-outs are being made available, but it's hard to see the sense in buying out all your tenured faculty.  If someone from Suffolk would like to confirm or clarify, I'm opening comments for that purpose.  Please include a valid e-mail address (which will not appear).


September 7, 2014 in Faculty News, Legal Profession, Of Academic Interest | Permalink | Comments (2)

Friday, September 5, 2014

In Memoriam: Sanford Kadish (1921-2014)

A giant in the field of criminal law, Professor Kadish spent most of his career on the law faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.  I will post links to memorial notices when they appear.

UPDATE:  Berkeley's memorial notice.


September 5, 2014 in Memorial Notices | Permalink