Are law professors over-paid and under-worked? The National Jurist published an article called “Law school faculties 40% larger than 10 years ago,” which summarizes the results of a study that found the following astounding facts:
- “the typical teaching load has dropped from five courses a few generations ago to three courses today”
- “Professors are spending less time in the classroom”
- “the number of deans, librarians and other full-time administrators who teach more than tripled”
- “there are twice as many law professors per student today as there were 30 years ago”
After reading the National Jurist article, you will understand why Law Professor Adolf Hitler became so upset when he learned that he must teach a law school class on Fridays.