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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Outstanding Chicago graduate (who has not been on the teaching market this year) seeking teaching position (tenure-track or VAP) for 2016-17
This individual has an outstanding academic record, has clerked on the U.S. Supreme Court, has fabulous high-level legal experience in the public sector, and extensive teaching experience (and is an excellent teacher). He also has published several articles, including in top law reviews, and has a new job talk paper as well. His areas include administrative law, civil procedure, national security law, federal courts, constitutional law, and criminal law and procedure; he can also teach appellate advocacy, in which he's had substantial experience. His recommenders include Douglas Baird, Lisa Bernstein, Richard Epstein, Jack Goldsmith, Michael McConnell, and David Strauss.
If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com, and I can forward his materials and give you more details about the reasons (having to do with prior professional obligations) for his late entry to the market. But this is a fabulous opportunity for a school still able to hire at this late date.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Professor Choudhry's lawyers challenge University of California President's treatment of the former Berkeley Dean
They have shared the letter sent to President Napolitano: Download 2016-03-18 Letter to President Napolitano
The letter makes a number of very good points. President Napolitano has handled this very badly and unfairly.
Georgetown Prof. Peller files "grievance" with University Committee over alleged defamation by Dean Treanor
Thursday, March 24, 2016
CBS News reported as follows:
"Alaburda filed her lawsuit in 2011, seeking $125,000 in damages on claims of false advertising and misrepresentations by TJSL and an order preventing it from misleading students. Jurors awarded her nothing. . . .
Michael Sullivan, the attorney for the law school, said the jury verdict showed that TJSL does its best to provide accurate information on its graduates . . . Sullivan told the jury that Alaburda, 37, did not suffer any damages and that she went to TJSL because it was the only law school where she got accepted.
Once there, the plaintiff was awarded a $20,000 scholarship to help with tuition, making her total debt $32,000 after three years, Sullivan said. Alaburda decided not to work during her first two years of law school and within two months of graduating, had two job offers in the legal field, the attorney said.
Sullivan said the process of gathering employment data for graduates is "difficult'' and a "challenge'' for the school, but said there was "not a pattern of mistakes'' by TJSL. . . .
Eventually, Alaburda got a $60,000 job offer from a San Bernardino law firm and took a $70,000-a-year job with a legal publisher . . ."
Friday, March 18, 2016
...but I'll be back on the blog come March 28 or so.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
...with material perhaps of use to others with general interests in moral and political theory. "Moralities are a Sign-Language of the Affects" offers an interpretation and defense of Nietzsche's moral psychology, with special attention to the relationship between moral judgment and emotional response, and some of the empirical evidence in support of Nietzsche's kind of view. (This paper was published two years ago, but the PDF can now be made available on-line.) "The Death of God and the Death of Morality" offers an interpretation of the moral import of Nietzsche's claim that "God is dead," focusing in particular on its import for moral egalitarianism and the basis of equality problem (in virtue of what are all humans morally equal?).