My tentative Spring Quarter Syllabus (Download Jurisprudence II Syllabus 2009), for those who might be interested.
A new poll, which might provide some useful information for younger scholars figuring out where to submit their work.
UPDATE: I should probably remind readers that I am no longer an editor of Legal Theory (I served in that capacity from 2000 through the middle of last year), though I remain on the editorial board. (Les Green and I are editing the new Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Law, which, for now, involves only comissioned pieces [the first volume will include new essays by Gardner, Perry, Greenberg, Laudan, Guastini, Baron, and Toh, among others].) Legal Theory will soon have in place a great new lead editorial team, consisting of Matt Adler (Penn), David Brink (UC San Diego), Connie Rosati (Arizona), and Scott Shapiro (Yale). Larry Alexander (San Diego) and Jule Coleman (Yale) are still editors during the transition.
I was pleased to see the strong representation for law-and-philosophy typesin Solum's initial listing of junior hiring by U.S. law schools; indeed, it looks like the PhD in philosophy dominates all other disciplines among the JD/PhDs in the pool so far! The new hires are:
Brooklyn Law School: Brian Lee (JD Yale 2008, PhD Princeton 1999).
Louisiana State University: Ken Levy (JD Columbia 2002, PhD Rutgers 1999).
Saint Louis University: Chad Flanders (JD Yale 2007, PhD Chicago 2004).
Southwestern University: Caleb Mason (JD Georgetown 2005, PhD Columbia 2001).
Villanova University: Michelle Madden Dempsey (JD Michigan 1996, DPhil [Jurisprudence] Oxford 2008).
It does not appear that any of the new hires are products of JD/PhD programs, and I don't know how central law-and-philosophy work is for all these newly appointed faculty (though I know it is important for several of them).
Congratulations to all!
Alas, dear readers, someone sent me a link to a Condorcet polling site, which made cooking up a new poll irresistible. It tracks IP addresses, so no strategic voting! And remember that 19th is the default ranking--if you don't want to score a school, choose 'no opinion.'
ALERT: "L. Green" should have an # for part-time, not an * for 'over 70 in 2009' next to his name! Sorry about that.
ANOTHER: Gary Watson was wrongly omitted from the Southern California list--he is now roughly one-third in law, two-thirds in philosophy at USC since this past fall.