Last year, Harvard Law School was the school most prominently building in legal history. This year, Minnesota has significantly strengthened its ranks in the field. Brian Leiter reports that Minnesota has made two important lateral hires: Thomas Gallanis from Washington and Lee, and Susanna Blumenthal from the University of Michigan. Barbara Welke, at Minnesota in the Dept. of History, also spends 1/4 of her time over at the law school.
There is, of course, significant strength at Minnesota in history. The school is home to Cold War American culture scholar Elaine Tyler May, U.S. women's history scholar Sara Evans, immigration scholar Erika Lee, whose book was just profiled here, and others.