As the 2010-2011 academic year gets underway, congratulations are in order for several contributors who have new faculty appointments.  In alpha order:

Brett Frischmann has moved to Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University.

Rob Heverly has moved to Albany Law School

and Josh Sarnoff has moved to DePaul University College of Law.

May the blogging continue.

More Madisonian Expansion

The roster of contributors to is expanding again by three. Please welcome the following three law professors to the team, all of whom have overlapping interests in intellectual property law, technology law, and other things:

Jacqui Lipton, at Case Western Reserve, who also blogs at The Faculty Lounge,

Bruce Boyden, at Marquette, who also blogs at the Marquette Law School Faculty Blog, and

Rob Heverly, current visiting at Michigan State and previously at the University of East Anglia, who has been guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge and who blogged previously at his own Displacement of Concepts.

Welcome to Jacqui, Bruce, and Rob!

Let the wild rumpus start.

Bonus video: Trailer for “Where the Wild Things Are”

Madisonian Expands

Our list of contributors (column at left) has recently expanded by three colleagues who write and blog about IP and technology law.   From time to time you will see posts from the following:

Mike Carroll, now on the faculty at American University Washington College of Law, who also blogs on his own at Carrollogos.  Mike is a copyright and internet law scholar and one of the founders of Creative Commons.

Randy Picker, at the University of Chicago Law School, who also posts from time to time at the University of Chicago Faculty Blog.  Randy writes about intellectual property and antitrust policy.

Josh Sarnoff, Mike’s colleague at American University, who recently started blogging at InherentlySarnoff.  Josh specializes in patent law.

We’ve already got quite the range of subjects and perspectives on the blog, and the range just got broader.  Welcome to Mike, Randy, and Josh!

Resources for Legal Scholars

As the academic year gears up, here’s a reminder that folks at Pitt Law offer the following resources to law professors:

The Legal Scholarship Blog, co-produced with the University of Washington School of Law, keeps up with law-related calls for papers, conferences, and workshops across all disciplines.  You can find it at  To have an event or CFP added to the blog, email them at legalscholarshipblog|at|

The IP and IT Conferences blog offers the same kind of functionality but is limited, not surprisingly, to academic programs in intellectual property law and its sometimes distant relatives — cyberlaw, privacy law, art law, biotech law, sports and entertainment law, etc. Like the Legal Scholarship Blog, it concentrates on American law schools, but from time to time you will find information about programs at Canadian schools (more information about programs up north would be welcome) and even about programs in Europe, Central and South America, and Asia (especially if US law faculty are participating).  You can find it at  To have an event or CFP added to the blog, email — me.