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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Faculty Salary Data

Following up on my recent post, Law Faculty Salaries, 2012-13:  Above the Law has blogged individual law faculty salaries at these Top 20 public schools:

For details on eye-popping housing assistance provided to NYU law school faculty, see:

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I think the level of compensation at many 501(c)(3)s (not just universities) is going to be a big sleeper issue this coming decade. Were I a young and aggressive tax scholar, who didn't mind stepping on some toes, this is def. an area I'd look into.

Posted by: michael livingston | Jun 11, 2013 3:40:34 AM

The idea that this lifestyle compares to what goes on in Wall Street--or Greenwich--is a joke.

David Tepper made $2.2 billion dollars in one year.

That's $2,200,000,000.

But a few hundred thousand dollars is outrageous if it's going toward education and research instead of insider trading and market manipulation.

Please. Spare me.

Posted by: Anon | Jun 11, 2013 5:50:11 AM

Just clicked on the UCLA spreadsheet. Definitely good for a laugh. The best part was that, within seconds, I knew that the Dean of UCLA Law must be a woman. There are a ridiculous number of super high (250k+) salaries for women, even with relatively limited experience.

What makes the decadance so funny is that UCLA is right in the eye of the law school crisis storm. UCLA put approximately 1/3 of the 2012 class into BIGLAW (I'm generously including those that got Fed Clerkships). Honestly, at their price, any other employment outcome is a disaster. UCLA will also get hammered by the decreasing number of high lsat applicants. In a year or two, every single applicant with a 165/3.5 will be admitted to a T14 school. UCLA will have to fill the majority of its class with the 160-165 lsat range, and, honestly, will be lucky to get a 75th percentile of 165. There will be a huge demarcation between UCLA and the truly elite schools across the country, and the point of going to this particular law school on anything less than a full scholarhip will approach zero.

Posted by: JM | Jun 11, 2013 6:54:06 AM

You mean as long as its going into the pockets of underworked but overpaid professors, then it's ok?

Posted by: Greg | Jun 11, 2013 6:59:34 AM

What is "eye popping" is the cost of real estate in Manhattan.

Posted by: CHS | Jun 11, 2013 7:31:36 PM