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“Joyce E. McConnell Named 16th Dean of West Virginia’s Law School”

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

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South Carolina Law Students Vote Susan Kuo “Best Professor”

And I think they got that one exactly right! Learn more about Feminist Law Prof and all around great colleague Susan Kuo here.

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Announcement: 2008 Law School Summer Boot Camp for Students of Color

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

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“JoAnne A. Epps named dean of Temple’s Beasley School of Law”

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

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“Mobblog” on Legal Education

Here, at Madisonian.net! Featuring comments by some of my favorite law profs.

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Feminist Jurisprudence Day at Hamline, April 11, 2008!

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

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Hillary, Ireland and Just Showing Up

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

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CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ANNOUNCES NEW FELLOWSHIP WITH COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL

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

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“Law School Progress, In a Nutshell”

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

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“Faculty Seminar on Active Shooter”

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

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New Law School Ratings Approach May Benefit Women

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

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Tuition-Free Stanford Undergrads

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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Know a lost literary classic suitable for use in law school?

Leave your suggestions here!

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“It’s More Than a Living”

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

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House Passes the “College Opportunity and Affordability Act”

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

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Rate My Law Professor: Presidential Candidate Division

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

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Violence Against Law Profs

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

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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

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Leading vs. Managing

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

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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

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Hamline Is Looking For A New Dean

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

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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.

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What To Make Of This?

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

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“The Rocky Road To The Ivory Tower”

Ann Farmer provides an overview of the law school hiring trend toward disproportionately steering women to nontenure-track positions here. Via Ms.JD.

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Cripes Those Folks At The Yale Information Society Project Are Clueless, Or Something.

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

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“Tips to avoid lawsuits from holiday office parties”

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

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How Not To Give A Pre-Exam Pep Talk

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

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Hammer v. University of Michigan’s School of Law

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

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South Carolina Bar Examination Weirdness

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

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New and Good Things Happening at Ms. JD

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

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The Market for Law Professors

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

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O Canada!

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

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Don’t You Have Something More Important To Do?

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

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Guess I’m not going to get a serious answer…

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

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“Intellectual Subway 101″

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

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Advice for Feminist 1Ls

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

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Advice For Erwin Chemerinsky

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

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“Why Women Leave Academic Medicine”

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

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Of The “Most Cited Scholars in Intellectual Property/Cyberlaw Since 2000,” Half Are Women!

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

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Say It Ain’t So, UC Davis

        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

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Forgotten For Even A Second How Much Men Hate Us?

Me neither, but if you are feeling masochistic for some reason, read the comments thread here.

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That U.C. Irvine Law School

Over at MoneyLaw (and also at her own blog) Belle Lettre provides background and a link round up of the Chemerinsky debacle, and Brain Leiter’s most recent post on the subject adds even more details. Yesterday Chemerinsky had an Op-Ed … Continue reading

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Law Prof Opportunity!

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS:WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for at least one tenure-track Associate Professor or tenured Full Professor of Law position, with appointment to begin with the 2008-2009 academic year. We have substantial flexibility in … Continue reading

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Miami is looking for visitors, and it’s a very cool law school in pleasingly warm climate!

The University of Miami School of Law is looking for several visitors for the 2008-09 school year. We are particularly interested in commercial law, civil procedure, family law, and T&E. If coming to Miami for a year of work and … Continue reading

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Depression on Campus: Who Has a Right to Know?

From an article in the LA Times entitled “Crisis on Campus,” this description of the tension between students’ privacy rights and what the author calls “families’ need to know”: [A suicidal student]  was referred to a school psychiatrist who agreed … Continue reading

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Props and News!

I just saw the [below] post in which FeministLawProf David Cohen gave props to me and Christine Hurt for giving props to him in our Interactive Citation Workbook and Workstation exercise. I specifically chose David’s post as a citation example … Continue reading

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Does Your Law School Have A Lactation Room?

American University’s Washington College of Law does. The Pence Law Library created a new service for its female students/mothers. One of its new study rooms has been designated as the “Lactation Room”. Following a trend of University Libraries across the … Continue reading

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) and Associate or Full Professor at the U of Oregon

Position: Director for the Center for the Study of Women in Society and tenured associate or full professor. Three-year renewable appointment as CSWS Director beginning as early as September 2008. The Director’s academic appointment will be .5 FTE in CSWS … Continue reading

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Law Schools Need To Stop Lying!

Seriously, lying to improve Useless News & World Distort rankings is despicable, and yet there is good evidence that it is happening here. –Ann Bartow

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Eric Muller On Why The Federalist Society Is Indeed “Particularly Unusual” On Matters Of Race And Gender Diversity

Here. Below is an excerpt: What distinguishes the Federalist Society, I suggest, is that it, alone among legal scholars’ groups, is not uncomfortable with the patterns of gender disparity that Eugene has identified, and is therefore not interested in working … Continue reading

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