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Attack on academic freedom at U of San Diego School of Law continues

The irresponsible complaint about Professor Tom Smith's blog post criticizing the Chinese government has now been forwarded to the University "for review." This is a... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, University, Brian Leiter, Tom Smith, U of San Diego School of Law


Seven Chicago alums clerk on SCOTUS for second year in a row

I hope readers will indulge my sharing some local good news. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Chicago, Brian Leiter


Report finds no clear evidence that judge's political objection to a faculty candidate at Toronto affected hiring decision...

...but the separate investigation of the judge continues. (Earlier coverage.) [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Toronto, Brian Leiter


9th Circuit's Equal Pay Act decision could have ramifications for retention offers to faculty

MOVING TO FRONT FROM MARCH 18--APOLOGIES FOR THE DELAY IN APPROVING COMMENTS; MORE WELCOME Blog Emperor Caron excerpts the relevant parts of the decision. To... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Caron, Brian Leiter


More on the academic freedom case at USD School of Law

Professor Nadine Strossen kindly gave permission me permission to share the letter she sent yesterday to Dean Robert Schapiro regarding the case we noted previously:... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Nadine Strossen, USD School of Law, Dean Robert Schapiro


Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


US News releases yet a 4th "corrected" ranking, retracting the one issued on Tuesday!

According to a statement from US News.com editor Bob Morse: Tuesday afternoon, after the rankings had been released, the Oracle of Delphi got in touch... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Delphi, Brian Leiter, Bob Morse


Derek Muller (Iowa) on the US News rankings disaster this year

Professor Muller's analysis and his recommendations are worth taking seriously. I'm far from being against rankings, as readers know; but the US News rankings use... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, US news, Iowa, Müller, Brian Leiter, Derek Muller


US News seems intent on driving home the fact that the ranking formula is arbitrary and meaningless

Yesterday, they issued the third correction to the embargoed rankings (which will be released tomorrow) in the last week! Here's the explanation: For the overall... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, US news, Brian Leiter


Your annual reminder that movements in the US News.com rankings are almost all meaningless

With the new nonsense numbers about to appear, it's worth reminding everyone (and especially journalist) that: 95% of movement in the US News.com "overall" rank... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Academic Freedom Alliance (AFA) statement on University of San Diego law professor case

A propos this, the AFA has issued an excellent statement. USD Dean Schapiro, as an experienced administrator and academic, must surely realize his misstep here. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Afa, University of San Diego, Brian Leiter, Academic Freedom Alliance AFA, Dean Schapiro


Yet another, much more serious academic freedom violation at the University of San Diego School of Law

Readers may recall that the last USD Law Dean did not understand academic freedom, but his transgressions pale by comparison to this new incident with... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, University of San Diego School of Law, Brian Leiter, Law Dean


9th Circuit's Equal Pay Act decision could have ramifications for retention offers to faculty

Blog Emperor Caron excerpts the relevant parts of the decision. To put it simply: if Professor Male turns down an offer from Harvard for an... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Harvard, Caron, Brian Leiter


Did Georgetown violate its own "free speech principles" in the case of the adjunct fired for offensive and racially charged remarks?

Almost all readers will have heard about this case (if not, see Blog Emperor Caron's coverage), but now a philosopher in the business school at... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Georgetown, Caron, Brian Leiter


Reform of the American Presidency after Trump

Law professors Jack Goldsmith (Harvard) and Eric Posner (Chicago) discuss the topic with Dr. Donna Lyons (Law, Trinity College Dublin). [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Trump, Brian Leiter, Jack Goldsmith Harvard, Eric Posner Chicago, Dr Donna Lyons Law Trinity College Dublin


The big increase in applicants to law schools this year (and the big increase in high-end LSAT scores)

Informative piece at the ABA Journal. This bodes very well for the law teaching market in 2021-22, as does the impending end of the pandemic.... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Aba, Brian Leiter


Another new faculty-edited journal: American Journal of Law & Equality

Here. The editors are all Harvard Law professors: Randall Kennedy, Martha Minow, Cass Sunstein. They have not yet announced an editorial board. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, American Journal of Law amp, Randall Kennedy Martha Minow Cass Sunstein


"Academic Freedom Alliance"

This new organization will provide moral and in some cases legal support for faculty whose academic freedom rights (including their right to engage in extramural... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Academic Freedom Alliance


Martha Nussbaum (Chicago) wins 2021 Holberg Prize

The Holberg announcement is here. Past law faculty to win the Holberg Prize include Ronald Dworkin and Cass Sunstein. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Cass Sunstein, Brian Leiter, Ronald Dworkin, Holberg, Holberg Prize, Martha Nussbaum Chicago


What explains the significant increase in law school applications this year?

Dean Vik Amar (Illinois) offers some plausible explanations. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Vik Amar Illinois


Entry-level hiring report for 2021

Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting the information; if you've accepted a tenure-track law teaching job this year, please submit your data there. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Lawsky Northwestern


Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Looking back on 50 years of legal education

Via my colleague Will Baude on Twitter, I came across this interesting conversation between Louis Michael Seidman (Georgetown) and Mark Tushnet (Harvard) reflecting on their... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Will Baude, Louis Michael Seidman Georgetown, Mark Tushnet Harvard


New peer-reviewed "Journal of Free Speech Law"

The lead editors are Jane Bambauer (Arizona), Ashutosh Bhagwat (UC Davis), and Eugene Volokh (UCLA). Professor Volokh says more about the journal here. A welcome... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Ucla, Eugene Volokh, Brian Leiter, Volokh, Jane Bambauer Arizona Ashutosh Bhagwat UC Davis


In Memoriam: Phillip Blumberg (1919-2021)

An expert in corporate law, Professor Blumberg spent ten years as Dean at the University of Connecticut School of Law, a transformative period in the... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Blumberg, University of Connecticut School of Law, Phillip Blumberg


In Memoriam: Peter Gerhart (1945-2021)

An expert on antitrust and international trade, Professor Gerhart served as Dean at Case Western for a decade, and before that taught at Ohio State.... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Ohio State, Brian Leiter, Gerhart, Peter Gerhart


$34 million in gifts to Georgetown Law...

...including $24 million to endow 20 new professorships. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Blast from the past: Simkovic v. McEntee on employment data and law schools

Back in 2015. Unsurprisingly, Professor Simkovic had the better of the argument. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, McEntee, Simkovic


"I'm not a cat," lawyer assures judge

Just in case any readers missed this, here's the NYT account of this funny Zoom mishap. Here's the video clip of the hearing: [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter



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