Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Congratulations to my friend and colleague Adam Steinman -- the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees today approved his promotion to full professor with tenure, effective September 1, 2009. Adam is an amazingly productive and thoughtful scholar in the civil procedure and federal courts area, award-winning teacher, and wonderful institutional citizen.
I was on the appointments committee the year we hired Adam. Our Monyeball article (What Law Schools Can Learn from Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, 82 Tex. L. Rev. 1483, 1539-44 (2004)) had just come out, arguing that pre-hiring publication is the only measure that accurately predicts future scholarly success. Adam had published several significant pieces before entering the meat market, so I naturally was a strong supporter for this and many other reasons. I am thrilled that Adam's spectacular success provides some additional support for the Moneyball thesis. I can also say without equivocation that Adam is the nation's premier faculty tax rapper: