Today the University of Miami Law Review is hosting an absolutely first-rate conference on administrative law under Obama called The Future of the Administrative State.
And I can only attend the first third of the event, because long ago, before they picked the date for the UM event, I agreed to go to another, very different and also first-rate event, The Digital Broadband Migration: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem at the University of Colorado at Boulder. I hate to miss so much of UM's event, but I have to leave for the airport soon.
I have a special fondness for Boulder, as I spent a very happy summer there soon after I got married. (I followed the judge I was clerking for, who had a house there.) It's a beautiful place, in a way very different from home. No palm trees, but mountains. And snow. It was spectacular in the summer; I've never been there in winter.
I've posted a note on our class blog about meeting to discuss your exams. Please read it before e-mailing me. Thanks!
Leiter: Habermas on Twitter?
Sadly, probably not, but it's still fun.
I turned in my grades. As always, the outcomes correlate rather randomly with class participation (even though I give some credit for it), or anything else I can think of. I haven't yet run the numbers to see if there's a correlation with what row people sat in, or how they did on an ungraded “following directions exam” I gave as an experiment.
I think I'm an easy grader. Even so, the grades came out very very bunched — so I curved them to create some more at the top. The bottom, by and large, kindly selected itself.
Now the essential next steps: 1) prepare the memo to the class about the questions and answers, including model student answers; 2) get out of Dodge.
I'm going to a conference in Boulder. The Digital Broadband Migration: Examining the Internet's Ecosystem. I gather that it's not 77 degrees there like it is here…