Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New England Dean Takes 25% Pay Cut (to $650,000) Amidst Faculty Buyouts, Workload Increase

New England Law Logo (2013)Following up on my previous posts:

Boston Business Journal, New England Law Offers Faculty Buyouts, Dean Takes a Pay Cut:

John O’Brien, dean of New England Law, has agreed to take a pay cut of more than 25 percent this year as the Boston law school prepares to offer buyouts to as many as 20 faculty members.

O’Brien has received national attention for his $867,000 salary, which has made him one of the highest paid law school deans in the country. With a 25 percent cut, O'Brien would make about $650,000. The buyouts would go into effect for the 2014 academic year, according to a spokesman for the school. ...

Some faculty members who remain at the school may see their workloads increase. “Some faculty members who have made lesser contributions in one or more of those areas may find that future expectations will be greater."

(Hat Tip: Above the Law.)

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Is it any wonder that the place has financial problems?

Posted by: Jack Bogdanski | Oct 30, 2013 8:02:05 PM

What a noble sacrifice.

The idea of paying anyone $650,000 to manage a law school blows my mind.

Posted by: Jake | Oct 30, 2013 11:52:33 AM

Why not 35% and increase his own workload by cutting other administrative positions?

Posted by: HTA | Oct 30, 2013 11:17:20 AM