The Law School Compensation Systems at Three Top Quartile Law Schools: Factors Correlating with Law Professors' Salaries and Suggestions
Fisher, Bruce D.
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This article is a study of the factors which may impact the salary levels of law professors. The authors employ various methods of statistical analysis to determine what association, if any, a variety of factors have to the level of a law professor's salary. These factors include the quality of the faculty, the amount of legal scholarship produced by professors, the seniority of faculty members and their gender. After examining the impact of these factors on the salaries of law professors, the authors then proceed to make several observations and recommendations for streamlining the salary levels of law professors.