Except for some posting on Fridays (including tomorrow), I'm checking out of the blog for the month of July, but should resume more regular posting again in early August. This isn't for travel (alas!), but so I can make some serious progress on some writing projects: a paper on Nietzschean moral psychology (with Joshua Knobe [Philosophy, North Carolina]) for the Nietzsche and Morality volume Neil Sinhababu and I are editing for OUP (this should be out next fall), and a paper on evolutionary biology, and its irrelevance to law (notwithstanding confused claims to the contrary by various law professors) (with Michael Weisberg [Philosophy, Penn]). I also want to revise my SEP entry on "Naturalism in Legal Philosophy" in light of the good ideas I got at the recent Rutgers conference on philosophical naturalism.
Starting August 1, the Law School Updates will move to a separate blog that will be part of the Paul Caron Legal Blog Empire (I don't think that's the official name). Why? First, because Paul Caron is a nice and persistent guy, so you just can't say "no" to Paul. Second, I'll get paid a few dollars, as opposed to laboring for free. (I'm hoping I'll earn enough to cover costs here!) I hope some of my law readers will continue to peruse this site now and then, but I'll understand if you don't. One interesting aspect of this site has been the feedback I get from law professors who learn about academic philosophy, and from philosophy professors who learn about academic law. Hopefully, each has learned enough about the other part of the academy to be motivated to occasionally check out the one site or the other.
I should emphasize that material pertaining to legal philosophy, as well as law school news that might fall under another category, will continue to appear here. There will be some cross-posting, in short. But the "core" law school news (e.g., faculty moves [unless the faculty involved are also philosophers], commentary on legal education, charting Northwestern's decline, Duke's recovery, Illinois's rise, etc., etc.) will be at the new site. I'll supply the link to the new site by August 1.
My thanks, as always, to the loyal readers, and apologies for my absence for much of the next month.