Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Most Influential People in Legal Education (2014), The National Jurist (Jan. 2015):
Some of the most influential are also the most hated people in legal education. We name those who are Innovators, Intellectuals, Controversial and -- to be sure -- Loathed.
I am honored to be #6:
We used to think of people devoted to blogging as doing so sitting in their parents' basement, wearing a bath robe, unshaven, with empty Miller bottles next to them.
That is not Paul Caron, who is in the Intellectual category. He runs both the TaxProf Blog and The Law Professor Blog Network, where one can find just about everything hot and current about law at your fingertips. A column from The New York Times on a falling law school? He's got a link to it. An article on the downsizing of law schools and what it means? He links to it. A paper on the correlation and concordance between the CR.4 Index and the Herfindahl-Hirscham Index? Yep, you can find that there as well.
Caron, one of the leading tax scholars in the nation, makes the list for the first time thanks in part to the power of blogging, which has become a hot mechanism for debate and information sharing in the legal community. The Law Professor Blogs Network, which Caron owns, sponsors more than 40 blogs in an assortment of legal areas. More than 100 deans, professors and lawyers contribute.
Here are the 10 Most Influential People in Legal Education:
- Bill Henderson (Professor, Indiana)
- Erwin Chemerinsky (Dean, UC-Irvine)
- Brian Leiter (Professor, Chicago)
- Martin Katz (Dean, Denver)
- David Yellen (Dean, Loyola-Chicago)
- Paul Caron (Professor, Pepperdine)
- Brian Tamanaha (Professor, Washington University)
- Kyle McEntee (Founder, Law School Transparency)
- Frank Wu (Dean, UC-Hastings)
- Blake Morant (Dean. George Washington)
Update: ABA Journal, Indiana University Law Professor William Henderson Named 'Most Influential' Person in Legal Ed