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Moves & New Hires in the Legal Academy

posted by Bob Lawless

I did not get many e-mails in response to my request for information about moves in the legal academy in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial law, or consumer law. You will excuse me, therefore, if this list is woefully incomplete. Also, I've done my best to make sure the information is accurate, but it can be difficult to find all of the information. Please e-mail me (rlawless-at-law-dot-uiuc-dot-edu) with corrections or updates, and I'll add them to the list:


  • Rich Hynes, from William & Mary College of Law to the University of Virginia
  • Jason Kilborn, from Louisiana State by way of a visting professorship at the University of North Dakota to John Marshall Law School in Chicago (and a former Credit Slips guest blogger)
  • Ronald Mann, from the University of Texas to Columbia Law School (and a former Credit Slips guest blogger)
  • Bruce Price, from the University of Denver to the University of San Francisco
  • Bob Rasmussen, from Vanderbilt University to become dean of the University of Southern California School of Law
  • Nancy Rapoport, formerly the dean at the University of Houston Law Center and now a limited professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- that is the Gordon & Silver, Ltd., Professor of Law (my former professorship -- I was once a limited professor also)
  • Bernie Trujillo, from the University of Wisconsin to Valparaiso


  • Kelli Alces, starting at Florida State after a visiting assistant professorship at Richmond
  • Adam Levitin, starting at Georgetown


  • Ted Janger, at Brooklyn Law School and visiting at Harvard Law School in spring 2008 (and a former Credit Slips guest blogger)
  • Lynn LoPucki, at UCLA and visiting at Washington University Law School in Fall 2007 and visiting at Harvard Law School in Spring 2008
  • Chris Peterson, at Florida and visiting at the University of Utah for the 2007-2008 academic year
  • Keith Rowley, at UNLV and visiting as the Charles E. Tweedy, Jr., Visiting Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama for the 2007-2008 academic year
  • Ed Morrison at Columbia University and visiting at the University of Chicago in the 2008 spring quarter

As I wrote above, let me know about any corrections or additions to this list. It would be especially great to hear about more new hires in these subject matters. Again, comments are closed, so please use e-mail.



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