Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reuven Avi-Yonah Cancels Lateral Move To UC-Irvine, Stays At Michigan

Michigan Law Logo (2015)Following up on my previous post, Reuven Avi-Yonah Leaves Michigan For UC-Irvine (Sept. 1, 2016):

Brian Leiter reports (and I have independently confirmed) that Reuven Avi-Yonah has changed his mind and has decided to remain at Michigan and will not be making a lateral move to UC-Irvine.

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Sounds like he went house hunting in Orange County and found out that he was taking a pay cut on a cost of living adjusted basis.

Posted by: PaulB | Mar 9, 2017 5:53:34 AM

Someone's either a Trump-level negotiator or a horrible decision maker.

Posted by: Anon | Mar 9, 2017 12:51:58 PM

This story demands some back-story...

UM was interviewing lateral tax hires; I wonder what happens to that search?

Posted by: Jason Yackee | Mar 10, 2017 3:59:55 AM

Presumably Michigan realized he was serious about leaving and came up with a better offer than U.C, Irvine could match--more money, less teaching.

And that's the way markets are supposed to work. People whose services are in demand can charge a higher price, and people who are willing to pay more for quality get higher quality.

Posted by: Market forces | Mar 10, 2017 7:51:09 AM