22 Sep New Academic Home as of March, 2009
I hope readers will forgive me for arrogating the “Featured Post” section of the blog, but I wanted to report some professional news: I have accepted a Senior Lecturer position at the University of Melbourne School of Law. I begin next semester — March, 2009.
I will greatly miss the University of Auckland. It’s a wonderful law school, with excellent students and an accomplished faculty that is so collegial you would think you’re in a movie entitled “The Stepford Professors.” The opportunity to join one of the world’s great law schools was simply too attractive to pass up. Melbourne is particularly strong in public international law — Jenny Beard, Helen Durham, Tim McCormack, Anne Orford, Dianne Otto, Gerry Simpson, James Hathaway (the new Dean), and many more. And it is in the process of becoming the first Australian law school to shift completely to graduate legal education, admitting only JD students as of this year. It should be a wonderful place to write and teach.
To my current colleagues at Auckland: thank you for restoring my faith in legal academia. To my future colleagues at Melbourne: I can’t wait to join you!