Sunday, September 20, 2009

Words of Wisdom from Peter Yawitz's New Blog

Peter Yawitz started a new website and blog over the summer with the highly relevant name, "Don't Quit Your Day Job, devoted to "helping people communicate better at work." The home page says,

It’s difficult to know what to say to whom and how to say it. Ever try to write a presentation and not know how to start? Ever deal with an incompetent boss? Ever feel you were about to cry in front of your boss? Ever start to interview someone and not to know what to ask? Ever want to confront a coworker?

We've added the new site to the class blogroll, and you can find his site, complete with a Princeton reference, videos and amusing photos, here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mike Schill Appointed Dean of University of Chicago Law School

Michael H. Schill, dean of the UCLA School of Law and a nationally known scholar of property law, has been appointed as the next dean of the University of Chicago Law School, University President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Thomas F. Rosenbaum announced today. The university press release, with a photo of Mike, can be found here.

Schill's appointment takes effect Friday, Jan. 1, 2010.

During his five years at UCLA, Schill has successfully recruited leading legal scholars from top schools across the nation. He has launched three new legal research centers and two academic specialization programs. Alumni participation in fundraising has doubled since he arrived, and private philanthropy has tripled.

Schill, the author of three books and more than 40 articles, has continued to pursue his scholarship in real estate and housing policy, deregulation, finance and discrimination, He is a co-author of the property law casebook used by more than half of all law students nationwide.

A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, Schill was in private practice before joining the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a tenured professor of law and real estate. He became the Wilf Family Professor in Property Law at New York University School of Law and professor of urban planning at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He was the founding director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.