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HeinOnline and co-authored articles

Dru Stevenson (South Texas) writes: I've enjoyed your recent blog posts about the law school rankings. As far as I can tell, HeinOnline counts two-author... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, HeinOnline, South Texas, Brian Leiter, Dru Stevenson


The USNews.com roller coaster

Blog Emperor Caron unwisely hypes his school's favorable overall ranking in the USNews.com charade. This is unwise because it legitimates the nonsense number (i.e., the... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Caron, Brian Leiter


In Memoriam: Robert S. Summers (1933-2019)

Alas, there are a lot of passings of notable figures in the legal academy the last couple of days: Robert Summers, emeritus at Cornell where... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Cornell, Robert, Brian Leiter


In Memoriam: William C. Powers, Jr. (1946-2019)

I was shocked to learn of the passing of Bill Powers, former Dean of the Law School and President of the University of Texas at... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Law School, University of Texas, Brian Leiter, Bill Powers, William C Powers Jr


In Memoriam: Stephen J. Ellmann (1951-2019)

I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Professor Ellmann, a longtime member of the New York Law School faculty, and a leader... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, New York Law School, Ellmann, Stephen J Ellmann


$50 million gift to George Mason Law to endow 13 faculty chairs

Wow! And double wow! [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, George Mason Law


Attention Bob Morse: this is quite important in using Hein for a scholarly impact study (UPDATED--SEE BELOW, IMPORTANT!)

The point is due to Robert Anderson (Pepperdine): "[T]o the extent that interdisciplinary work has an impact in law, it will be cited in law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Hein, Brian Leiter, Bob Morse, Robert Anderson Pepperdine


Attention Bob Morse: this is quite important in using Hein for a scholarly impact study

The point is due to Robert Anderson (Pepperdine): "[T]o the extent that interdisciplinary work has an impact in law, it will be cited in law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Hein, Brian Leiter, Bob Morse, Robert Anderson Pepperdine


Entry-level hiring report for 2019

Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting information. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Lawsky Northwestern


Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


How to compare the GRE and the LSAT?

With more than three dozen law schools now accepting the GRE for admissions purposes, this question is no doubt on the agenda at many schools... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, GRE


More on USNews.com's proposed scholarly impact rankings

It appears concerns about which faculty would count for impact purpose have been heard: as the Blog Emperor notes will still ask schools to list... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


An evocative portrait of Soia Mentschikoff...

...at the University of Chicago Alumni Magazine. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, University of Chicago Alumni Magazine


USNews.com plans to include ALL tenure-stream faculty in its impact and productivity study...

...regardless of whether or not scholarly writing is part of their duties. Following up on yesterday, a colleague elsewhere writes: "I saw your post on... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, USNews


USNews.com to start "scholarly impact" rankings....

...basically on the model I used to do and Greg Sisk (St. Thomas) has continued now for several years, but with a couple of differences/unknowns.... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Greg Sisk St Thomas


$3 million to support first-generation law students at U of Georgia

A creative and constructive gift! [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Georgia, Brian Leiter


Professors Chilton, Masur and Rozema respond on raising tenure standards and the costs

We’re grateful to Brian Leiter and Michael Simkovic for blogging about our article “Rethinking Law School Tenure Standards.” We agree with both of them that... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Michael Simkovic, Rozema, Chilton Masur


Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


In Memoriam: William Van Alstyne (1934-2019)

One of the leading constitutional lawyers of his generation, Professor Van Alstyne taught from 1965 to 2004 at Duke University, and then from 2004 to... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Duke University, Brian Leiter, Van Alstyne, William Van Alstyne


On the costs of denying tenure

I agree with Prof. Simkovic that there are costs to denying tenure if only one or two law schools have serious tenure reviews--so that's our... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Prof Simkovic


Raising tenure standards is no free lunch (Michael Simkovic)

Brian Leiter and Paul Caron both recently noted a study by Adam Chilton, Jonathan Masur, and Kyle Rozema which argues that law schools can increase... [Author: Michael Simkovic]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Paul Caron, Michael Simkovic, Kyle Rozema, Adam Chilton Jonathan Masur


Deny tenure more often, raise scholarly impact

That's the conclusion of a study by three colleagues of mine, Adam Chilton (just tenured, easy case!), Jonathan Masur, and Kyle Rozema (our Behavioral L&E... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Jonathan Masur, Kyle Rozema, Adam Chilton


$15 million gift to Albany Law School from anonymous donor

Wow! (Thanks to Chris Colton for the pointer.) [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Albany Law School, Chris Colton


USA Today "hit piece" on law schools

Derek Muller (Pepperdine) comments. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Usa Today, Brian Leiter, Derek Muller Pepperdine


UVA Law's Class of 1990: They're Happy!

Good for them, and good for UVA! Of course, there may be some self-selection going on: happy types may choose UVA over other top law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Links to all the "Most Cited" law faculty lists for 2013-2017

These were posted, starting last August. Here's all the links in a single post for the convenience of readers. (You might start with this post:... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Rostron & Levit's guide to submitting to law reviews, updated again

They asked me to share the announcement, which I'm happy to do: We just updated our charts about law journal submissions, expedites, and rankings from... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Rostron, Levit


In Memoriam: David W. Robertson (1937-2018)

It has only just come to my attention that my former colleague and longtime faculty member at the University of Texas School of Law, David... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, David W Robertson, University of Texas School of Law David