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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Law Prof Salaries at Michigan

Michigan_jpeg_1Two weeks ago, we blogged the Top 10 Law Prof (non-dean) salaries at Virginia and the University of California from publicly available data.  A reader sent in Law Prof Salaries at Michigan, which are between the ranges at Virginia (on the high end) and California (on the low end), culled from The Michigan Daily (click on "Salary Supplements" in left column): 

Top 10 Law Prof Salaries at Michigan



1. Richard O. Lempert


2. Alfred W.B. Simpson


3. William I. Miller


4. Catharine A. Mackinnon


4. James Boyd White


6. Daniel J. Herzog


7. Edward H. Cooper


7. Douglas A. Kahn


7. Thomas E. Kauper


7. James E. Krier


7. Joseph Vining


7. James J. White


Update:  As a reader pointed out, these are 9-month salaries (except for Rick Lempert), while the University of California figures are 12-month salaries, as are most of the University of Virginia figures.

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You can practice law for 30 years, and never have heard of most of the people. Except for the 2nd James White, who is an expert on the UCC, I hadn't heard of these people. Just shows how isolated the legal academy has become.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz | Feb 21, 2006 8:34:17 AM

Robert, did it ever occur to you that your ignorance regarding the profs simply shows how poorly read you are? Occam's razor . . .

Posted by: Marc J | Feb 23, 2006 12:43:02 PM

James B. White ($220,000) and James J. White ($199,000 and UCC guy) are two different people. Consult for more info.

Posted by: default | Feb 23, 2006 3:08:34 PM

You haven't heard of Catharine McKinnon?

And is it really a case of how isolated the academy has "become"? When was any segment of the academy ever not isolated? It's not like the ivory tower's all that new an idea.

Posted by: Jason | Feb 23, 2006 9:08:45 PM

Um, Ed Cooper? From the Wright, Miller & Cooper Federal Practice casebook. Serves as Reporter for the United States Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Hello?

Tom Kauper? AAG for the Antitrust Division.

Catherine McKinnon! Are you honestly telling me you've been around for 30 years and haven't heard of her. What rock do you live under?

Jim Krier, of the Dukeminier & Krier property casebook.

Honestly Bob, your comment just shows how isolated & ignorant you are.

Posted by: J | Feb 23, 2006 9:26:15 PM

Never used Wright/Miller/COOPER on (federal) jurisdiction in 30 years of practice? Interesting ...

Posted by: Positroll | Feb 24, 2006 12:55:36 AM

It's worth pointing out that Don Herzog's name is "Don Herzog" and not "Daniel J. Herzog."

Posted by: Simon | Feb 26, 2006 11:25:21 AM