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Kaimipono Wenger
San Diego, CA
Kaimi Wenger is Associate Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson Law School
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I have my own biases on the matter, of course, but I think there are a lot of reasons someone might want to be part of the TJSL community. Thomas Jefferson Law School has an excellent faculty, including some real stars. Alfred Brophy wrote in the Connecticut Law Review a few years ago that outside observers "might not be familiar with Thomas Jefferson's strong hiring patterns of recent years, which has included such strong scholars as Julie D. Cromer, Deven Desai, Kevin J. Greene, Linda M. Keller, Sandra L. Rierson, and Kaimipono David Wenger." (See Alfred Brophy, The Relationship Between Law Review Citations and Law School Rankings, 39 Conn. L. Rev. 43, available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=868541 ). The school has continued this trend with recent hires like Rodney Smith, a nationally recognized sports law expert and the former Dean at Memphis, the University of Arkansas, and other schools. The most recent report from Roger Williams lists Thomas Jefferson Law School in the category of "Schools 41-80" in terms of faculty productivity. (See http://law.rwu.edu/subpages/faculty/faculty-productivity-study/schools-41-80 ). Within the past five years, the faculty has published books with Cambridge (Susan Bisom-Rapp), NYU (Julie Greenberg, Marjorie Cohn ), Oxford (Susan Tiefenbrun, Kenneth Vandevelde), and Thompson, Carolina, West, and other publishers (too many authors to list). (Please take a look for yourself, at https://www.tjsl.edu/tjsl-faculty/faculty-scholarship ). Not to mention hundreds of law review articles, one of which by Bryan Wildenthal was recently cited multiple times by the U.S. Supreme Court in the McDonald case: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1521.pdf Oh, and there's also an annual Women and Law series which brings star scholars to campus every year -- people like Kimberle Crenshaw, Vicki Schultz, and Martha Fineman -- and which has featured Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg twice in the past ten years. (See, e.g., http://www.concurringopinions.com/archives/2013/02/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-headlines-thomas-jefferson-law-school-women-and-law-conference.html ). On top of that, the school has a nationally ranked externship program; a student body that is among the most racially and ethnically diverse of any law school; a spectacular and award-winning building; and a trail-blazing incubator program (recently highlighted by _Time_ magazine and the _New York Times_) that supports some of our recent graduates as they build up their practices. We've certainly got our challenges, like everyone else. But I think we've got the pieces in place to address concerns and move forward, and I look forward to working with Dean Guernsey in this process.
Fantastic work, Brando. I really liked the introduction, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the book.
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2013 on Tired but Finished at The Faculty Lounge
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