Subscribe Subscribe   Find us on Twitter Follow POL on Twitter  



Around the web, January 5

State of legal academia edition:

  • Ph.D to be needed for law teaching before long? [Hoffman, Ribstein, Greenfield] Related: "Another reason to be happy you went to law school" [Kopel/Volokh]
  • Left-leaning UC Irvine public law school: next year's entering class will get 50% scholarship [WSJ Law Blog] "Georgetown Antes Up $1M to Offer 'Free' Tuition to Public Interest Grads" [ABA Journal]
  • Jeffrey Harrison: What Rents are Law Professors and Law Schools Seeking? [Reynolds] "Are law professors necessary?" "Is law school worth it?" [Ribstein on Siems and on Schlunk] "Law School 4.0" [Paul Lippe, AmLaw Daily]
  • More ABA pressure on law schools to teach the approved message on "diversity" controversies [Bernstein/Volokh] Critical Race Studies alive and well at March conference ("we will re-visit the origins of intersectionality as a theoretical frame and site of legal interventions and consider its still unfolding potential for unmasking subordination and provoking social change") [Wenger, ConcurOp]
  • "He's so brilliant I can barely follow him!": flash and obscurity in legal scholarship [Kerr/Volokh]
  • And I'm pleased to announce that I've completed a first draft of my work in progress about bad ideas from the law schools and how they changed the world, to be published by Encounter Books.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.