Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The American Bar Foundation
has published After Tenure: Post-Tenure Law Professors in the United States
The After Tenure Study, jointly funded by the ABF and LSAC, is the first in-depth examination of the lives of post-tenure law professors in the United States. It combines a national survey of post-tenure law professors in the U.S. (undertaken in 2005-2006) with a set of follow-up interviews (conducted with a subset of the survey respondents in 2007-2008). A total of 1175 professors responded to the initial survey; their responses provide the basis of this Project Report, which contains descriptive statistics from our first quantitative analyses. Future reports and articles will provide further quantitative and qualitative results.
Tenured law professors report median salaries of $100,000 to $175,000, depending on their seniority:
Tenured law professors report a high level of job satisfaction, with 81% reporting that the job is "exactly" or "pretty much" the job they had envisioned:
Hat Tip: Legal Scholarship Blog.)