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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Law Schools Have Shed 1,460 Full-Time Faculty (16.1%) Since 2010

Matt Leichter has published the 2016 edition of his Which Law Schools Are Shedding Full-Time Faculty?  Law schools have shed 1,460 full-time faculty (16.1%) since 2010, and 261 full-time faculty (3.3%) since last year.

149 law schools have shed full-time faculty since 2010, with 20 law schools shedding 20 or more full-time faculty:

FULL-TIME FACULTY (FALL)
RANK SCHOOL ’10 ’15 ’16 ANNUAL CHANGE NET CHANGE
1. WMU Cooley 101 44 41 -3 -60
2. American 104 91 52 -39 -52
3. John Marshall (Chicago) 75 45 27 -18 -48
4. Florida Coastal 69 37 24 -13 -45
5. George Washington 106 70 69 -1 -37
6. St. Louis 65 45 34 -11 -31
7. Catholic 56 32 27 -5 -29
8. Seton Hall 59 37 32 -5 -27
8. Vermont 55 27 28 +1 -27
8. Seattle 66 47 39 -8 -27
11. Widener (Delaware) 50 31 24 -7 -26
11. New York Law School 71 48 45 -3 -26
13. McGeorge 63 34 39 +5 -24
14. Pace 47 30 25 -5 -22
14. Cleveland State 39 19 17 -2 -22
16. Santa Clara 65 45 44 -1 -21
16. DePaul 56 32 35 +3 -21
16. Hofstra 60 34 39 +5 -21
19. Nova 60 48 40 -8 -20
19. New England 40 26 20 -6 -20

For more, see Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Law Schools Have Added Administrators (+16%) While Shedding Full-Time Faculty (-14%)

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Comments

Shed? It sounds like a dog.

Posted by: mike livingston | Jan 18, 2017 4:12:26 AM

Shed 1,460 full-time faculty to pay for the employment of 200 administrators (Semi-pun).

Posted by: Davod | Jan 18, 2017 5:22:15 AM

To the 'shed' professors: welcome to the market for legal services. may the odds ever be in your favor.

Posted by: terry malloy | Jan 18, 2017 5:29:02 AM

I wonder how the number of administrators has changed over the same time.

Posted by: Anon | Jan 18, 2017 7:27:43 AM

Hmm...seems like a very good time to get the ex-profs (at lease *some* of whom are going to have at least a degree of insider knowledge) to roll-over on the crooked bureaucracies running the fraud mills.

Posted by: cas127 | Jan 18, 2017 8:53:16 AM

Seattle U is at least making reductions consistent with the number of admitted students... about 40% reduction. There is hope yet.

Posted by: Mark | Jan 19, 2017 6:59:52 AM