Friday, September 23, 2016
Brian Leiter (Chicago), The Turmoil at the University of Florida Over Its Tax Program:
One peculiarity of the critical analysis of the tax program by UF faculty member Robert Rhee is that, in discussing the Sisk data on faculty citations, he fails to note (at least not that I saw) that tax is a low-citation field compared to corporate or constitutional law or just about every other field! That does lead me to wonder about the reliability of other parts of his analysis. ...
I must admit, the spectacle of this debate about a school's program playing out on blogs is an embarrassment by itself. Between the Blog Emperor and the perpetually aggrieved Jeffrey Harrison (who naturally, has been weighing in on this affair), also a UF faculty member, Dean Rosenbury has her hands full! Florida was fortunate to get a Dean of this caliber, folks there should behave better!
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: