Category Archives: Law Schools
Abstract: This article argues for reforms in the institution of student-run law reviews. Specifically, it calls for an increased understanding of the potential for bias in the article-selection process. Further it calls for institutional retraining to support the implementation of … Continue reading
He’s a wonderful person, as I don’t have to tell anyone reading this post, and reading this article will make you weepy. Via Leiter.
Response of (Right On!) Members of the Wash U. School of Law Faculty To The Schlafly Honorary Degree
May 9, 2008 Chancellor Mark Wrighton Washington University in St. Louis One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130 Dear Chancellor Wrighton, We are extremely disappointed that the University has chosen to honor Phyllis Schlafly with an honorary degree at this … Continue reading
Info/Law has the scoop. Here’s an excerpt: I’ve been sitting on this post for what seems like an eternity, but the news embargo has been lifted, and we’re all free to share the fantastic news from Harvard Law School, where … Continue reading
From the University of Wisconsin’s Badger Herald, this article, “Law School Shuts Down â€˜Sex Toys 101′ Talk:” The University of Wisconsin Law School canceled an event with controversial sexual content last Wednesday, and some students are calling the action a … Continue reading
Does A Recent Article In The Yale Law Journal Pocket Part Deceptively Conflate Record Keeping And Censorship Intentionally?
A recent article in the Yale Law Journal Pocket Part does an insidious job of conflating a law requiring record keeping with government censorship in the context of pornography. Is the falsity intentional? The analysis certainly seems driven by a … Continue reading
“My teaching philosophy is starting to mirror that of Morpheus in The Matrix, who told his pupil, Neo: ‘I can only point you to the door. It is you who has to walk through it.'”
So says Anxious Black Woman, in this post entitled “Advocacy on Behalf of Students of Color.” It gave me a lot to think about, for both general and specific (but unfortunately non-bloggable) reasons. Some students arrogantly demand special privileges, while … Continue reading
Details here. Joyce is a terrific choice. She is not the first female dean at this law school, but her selection is still excellent news. –Ann Bartow Mono ringtones Larry the cable guy ringtone Ringtones samsung x427m Nokia 3310 free … Continue reading
And I think they got that one exactly right! Learn more about Feminist Law Prof and all around great colleague Susan Kuo here.
Having more lawyers of color is essential to the well-being of communities of color. In fact, a recent National Jurist Article, a journal for law students, talked about the disappearing black and Latino law student. This is particularly problematic. The … Continue reading
Read the official announcement here. Below is an excerpt: … As associate dean of academic affairs at Temple Law since 1989, Epps has served as the primary liaison between the dean and the law faculty; overseen student administrative operations, from … Continue reading
Here, at Madisonian.net! Featuring comments by some of my favorite law profs.
Hamline University Klas Center St. Paul, Minnesota A day of dialogue on gender and the state. Students, legal practitioners, and community advocates encouraged to attend. Our list of panelists continues to grow. See the list below for details. Morning Panels … Continue reading
Writing here for the Women’s Media Center, Irish writer Nuala O’ Faolain rebuts the statement by David Trimble that Hillary Clinton’s participation in the Northern Ireland peace proces was “silly.” O’Faolin describes how Irish women were marginalized from both … Continue reading
The Center for Reproductive Rights today announces a new fellowship with Columbia Law School for graduates pursuing legal academic careers in reproductive health and human rights. The Center-Columbia Fellow will be affiliated with both Columbia Law School and the Center, … Continue reading
Not really a fan of the Nutshell horn books, (a sentiment I once inadvertently expressed to a colleague who had authored one, whoops), but this post comprehensively captures the law school experience with impressive brevity. And, see also. –Ann Bartow
Stripped only of logistical and personally identifying information, here is the text of an e-mail I received: Faculty, instructors, teaching assistants and others who teach at USC are invited to participate in this seminar on active shooter situations. Topics include: … Continue reading
Via Nancy Rapoport at Money Law and Brian Leiter, consider this article at Inside Higher Ed about a new approach to rating law schools that will be published by The Green Bag, and rather unsubtly called The Deadwood Report. (NB: … Continue reading
Last week Stanford announced that it will join the ranks of colleges that will waive tuition for undergraduate students whose families earn less than $100,000 per year. Does any law school have the money (and the vision) to do the … Continue reading
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At Center of Gravitas, GayProf has a post up about why he likes teaching history. A recent reminder at another blog about how lucky we law profs are made me especially happy to read it. Below is a short excerpt … Continue reading
Earlier this week, the House passed the “College Opportunity and Affordability Act” (a copy of the bill is here). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a press release (available here) in which she predicted the bill’s impact: Making college more affordable … Continue reading
The WSJ Blog is soliciting comments about Prof. Obama’s classroom performance here. Prof. Clinton has been out of the classroom since 1980 (the “career highlights” section notes her stint that U of Arkansas, Little Rock) so her teaching evals are … Continue reading
SSRN’s LSN Legal Educator e-mail notice from today included an abstract for a new article by Carol Parker of U. of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Law, nursing professor Sandra Thomas (also of UTK), and Dr. Helen Smith of violentkids.com. This article … Continue reading
Judge Who Helped Found the Charleston School of Law and Serves on its Board of Advisors (Even Though It Is For Profit!) Denied New Term Due To Sexist and Racist Remarks …
… according to this account in The State. Below is an excerpt: A U.S. magistrate judge accused of making disparaging sexist and ethnic remarks was not reappointed Friday by the state’s U.S. District judges, according to sources familiar with the … Continue reading
Earlier this month, I read an opinion column in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The author, a fundraiser at a small college, articulated the difference between leadership and management: While some elements of good leadership and good management overlap, … Continue reading
Marina Angel, “Women Lawyers of All Colors Steered to Contingent Positions in Law Schools and Law Firms”
Abstract: This article examines the drastic organizational changes that have taken place in law firms and law schools in the last thirty years and how they have seriously disadvantaged women. Women have been almost 50% of law school graduating classes … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox: Hamline University’s School of Law is at a propitious moment in its 35-year history. The next Dean will be asked to build on the law school’s qualitative strengths and to provide comprehensive leadership that will result … Continue reading
Query: Which Is More Excruciating, Dental Work The Involves Drilling Or A Long, Contentious Faculty Meeting?
Answer: It depends on what kind of painkillers the dentist is offering.
Every once in a while I visit Overheard In Law School. So far, to my great relief, I haven’t read anything familiar there, meaning as far as I can tell, none of the embarrasing comments were mine. But there’s always … Continue reading
Ann Farmer provides an overview of the law school hiring trend toward disproportionately steering women to nontenure-track positions here. Via Ms.JD.
Via Concurring Opinions we learn that the Yale Information Society Project is hosting a Symposium on Reputation Economies in Cyberspace. Already notable for excluding women from its conferences, despite the fact that women are the majority of Internet users, the … Continue reading
From The Boston Globe: Holiday office parties can be a potential minefield for lawsuits so the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP is offering some helpful hints to employers who want to celebrate the season without ending up in litigation. … Continue reading
Advice from a 1L here. I remember receiving a pretty lousy pep talk as a 1L from a law prof who told a story about thinking she flunked an exam, freaking out and crying for days, but actually getting an … Continue reading
This blog asserts: In Hammer v. University of Michigan, Peter Hammer charges the University of Michigan Law School with anti-gay discrimination. Professor Hammer is the first openly gay professor to be considered for tenure at the University of Michigan Law … Continue reading
Five days after releasing the results of last July’s Bar Exam results, the South Carolina Judicial Department decided that 20 additional bar takers should pass. This was the first time that graduates of the new Charleston School of Law could … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox: Ms. JD wants you to help us promote women in the legal profession! Male or female, 1L or 3L, we hope that you’ll turn to Ms. JD to find and ask questions on interviewing, taking the … Continue reading
From the FLP mailbox (see also): The Market for Law Professors is an empirical study of the legal academic labor market. Professors Tracey George (Vanderbilt University) and Albert Yoon (Northwestern University) are the principal investigators. George and Yoon … Continue reading
So I’m in Canada, wearing a jacket my pocket debris suggests I haven’t warn in four years, since the last time I was here. It was 85 degrees Fahrenheit when I left South Carolina, so I packed the coat in … Continue reading
I just thought I’d get that tired derailment query out there, since it is inevitably raised when you ask a question that makes someone uncomfortable. No, for the next three or four minutes, I don’t. Regarding the expression “law porn,” … Continue reading
Dan Solove posted about “A Law Porn Blog” here at Concurring Opinions. I raised this query: “I’m curious, why is the analogy/metaphor law PORN?” And I’d really like to know why “porn” is the descriptor of choice for fancy brochures … Continue reading
Feminist and litigator Nicole L. Black has a post at Sui Generis discussing the strange news about a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his decision to show a video clip from a film called”Really, Really … Continue reading
Given my background and scholarly interests (and maybe my blogging here!), I’ve been asked by a couple of feminist 1Ls how to get through the first year of law school. So, I thought I’d compile a list of my advice. … Continue reading
Over at TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron is collecting blog post recommendations for the founding Dean of U.C. Irvine’s new law school. I contributed something here. Because I was given a strict 250 word limit, I didn’t mention bathroom parity but … Continue reading
Here’s a link to the Inside Higher Ed article with this title. There are some obvious parallels here between academic medicine and academic law. –Tracy McGaugh
Woohoo, I love my scholarly subject area! Here’s the list, as computed by Brian Leiter: 1. Mark Lemley (Stanford University): 2110 citations, age 41. 2. Robert Merges (University of California, Berkeley): 1280 citations, age 48. 3. Pamela Samuelson (University of … Continue reading
I received in today’s mail UC Davis School of Law’s glossy brochure announcing the school’s “New Faculty Members & Endowed Chairs and Professorships.” The Dean’s Message proudly proclaims, [T]he School now has six endowed Chairs and … Continue reading
Me neither, but if you are feeling masochistic for some reason, read the comments thread here.