April 24, 2006

Reasons to Kick Out Your Dean in Texas

by PG

Failure to be sufficiently alarmed by a drop in law school's rank according to US News & World Report -- I say no, the University of Houston says yes.

Closing off part of the library during exam study time so his son can have a prom dinner there -- I say yes, Baylor seems to say no.

At least the Southern Money -- er, Methodist -- University law dean should be safe with the school's jumping well ahead of Baylor to 43rd. "Apparently the media drubbing that Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law took during the abortive nomination of White House Counsel and SMU law school alum Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court didn't tarnish the school's standing in the U.S. News and World Report 2007 law school rankings."

With former Dean William C. Powers, Jr. movin' on up to the president's house, the University of Texas seeks a new dean. Warning to the finalists: UT recently dropped a spot in the USNWR list. The only one of whose scholarship I know is UT professor Larry Sager, but pulling a dean from your school's own faculty can work out.

In other UT news, the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law recently celebrated the publication of its debut issue at Stubb's BBQ, for whose sandwiches I can vouch. And randomly, there's going to be a film version of Dallas, possibly starring John Travolta and J. Lo.

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