Friday, April 24, 2020

Wash U/St. Louis eliminates summer salaries for tenured faculty

A colleague there tells me the law school has eliminated summer 2020 salaries for tenured faculty, which represents 7-10% of annual compensation for those professors (junior faculty will continue to receive summer salary).  That's rather dramatic for a law school regularly in the top 25 in the U.S., and one that is part of a very wealthy parent university (although its wealth, I gather, is tied up heavily with the [top] medical and [the middling] business schools).  Have other law schools cut summer salaries?   You may post anonymously, but you must include a valid e-mail address (your e-mail address will not appear or be disclosed).

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I don’t think Rutgers has eliminated summer teaching, but I’d guess there are fewer courses, so it may have a similar effect for those who relied on this income. I think you will find that some universities are responding to COVID, but many others are using it as a rationalization for things they wanted to do anyway. One wild card is how the student lawsuits pan out—once suspects they won’t win, but some of them may settle if they get past summary judgment, putting law schools is a worse position still

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Apr 28, 2020 10:22:06 AM

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