Posh Law Prof Pads, via Above The Law, including an $8.45 million Manhattan pied-à-terre recently purchased by Daniel Fischel, former dean of the University of Chicago Law School. The others, as you might expect, are at Harvard, Yale, NYU, and Columbia. Highest priced law prof pad listed? $30 million. Yep, you read it right, $30 million.
Relatedly, for those who missed it in late August, the Boston Globe ran this story about the “new owner of the grand Victorian home on Irving Street in Cambridge where Julia Child, the doyenne of la cuisine bourgeoise, lived, cooked, and warbled for 43 years” – Harvard law professor Michael Klarman and his family.
Via Brian Leiter, William Sage (University of Texas at Austin) and Susan Wolf (Minnesota) have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Superfreakonomics controversy continues (See the first round in Weekend Links):
Dubner: The Anatomy of a Smear
Brad DeLong’s Last Post on SuperFreakonomics
Above The Law reports that Stanford Law is moving to a quarter system, and Steve Bainbridge suspects that quarters are in his future as well.
Via The Blog of Legal Times, Judge Gives OK to Examine GMU Professor's Job Record in Harassment Case