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
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Monday, January 12, 2015
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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