Category Archives: Law Schools

Thanks to Southwestern Law School, host of ClassCrits VI Conference

Kudos and great thanks to Southwestern Law School for fabulously hosting the ClassCrits conference this past weekend.  Besides providing superb logistical support from first rate staff, Southwestern set the right tone for our discussions by providing an environment shining with … Continue reading

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New AAUP guidelines on academic-business ties: more Field Notes on the Political Economy of Academia

Kudos to classcrits colleague Risa L. Lieberwitz, Cornell ILR and labor law scholar, for her work with AAUP on new draft guidelines governing academic conflicts of interest and integrity, quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ambitious AAUP Effort to … Continue reading

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Photo-essay: Occupy UC Davis, November 22, 2011, 9:45 a.m.

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Goodbye to the Best of Law & Economics: Warren Samuels 1933-2011

Martha T. McCluskey I just now learned of the death last month of Warren J. Samuels, who in in my book was the best law and economics scholar of the last half century or so, and certainly one of the … Continue reading

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Under-educated State Legislatures? (Part I): Do They Explain Funding Cuts to Higher Education?

By Lisa R. Pruitt The Chronicle of Higher Education this week released data summarizing the tertiary education (or lack thereof) of state legislators across the country.  An interactive map is available here, permitting you to see the percentage of lawmakers … Continue reading

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No Professor Is an Island (Or, Corporatization as Climate Change)

My friend Hannah is a single mom with a degree in art history and two kids in college. She used to have a full-time job as a slide librarian at Mills College in Oakland, till the college, under financial strain, … Continue reading

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Professing Passivity in AALS Class Conflict

Why did law faculty delegates to the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) House of Representatives vote to defeat a non-binding resolution to relocate meetings in the event of labor disputes? The resolution aimed to encourage AALS staff to seek  … Continue reading

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