Last week we wrote about rumors of several high-profile professors possibly leaving Yale Law School (or “THE Yale Law School,” as YLS deans like to say). We now hear that the names we mentioned — James Whitman, Alec Stone Sweet, Kenji Yoshino, Reva Siegel and Robert Post — aren’t the only ones thinking of departing.
Here’s a tip from a source in the know:
A move at least as likely as those [previously] mentioned would be Bill Eskridge’s departure for one of the New York schools.
This seems plausible to us. Professor Eskridge enjoys New York City and has visited at both Columbia and NYU.
We took Legislation with Professor Eskridge, and he was one of the most exciting, energetic, and talented teachers we’ve ever had. If he were to leave Yale, it would be a sad day for the student body. As our tipster puts it, “Considering how few decent teachers there are at Yale, it would be a significant loss.”
Dean Koh: If there’s any truth to this rumor — again, right now it’s just a rumor — please try to get Professor Eskridge to stay. Perhaps you’ll have to throw some more money at him. But he’s worth every penny!
(As we mentioned earlier today, we’ve been a little out of the loop. So if this rumor has already surfaced elsewhere in the blogosphere, please provide the link in the comments — and accept our apologies for the repetition.)
William N. Eskridge faculty bio [Yale Law School]
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