Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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