Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Interesting Report on Entry-Level Law Prof Hiring

Larry Solum is collecting info (apparently he hasn't received any from South Texas) about this year's faculty hiring. The most interesting detail to me is that 29 of 59 candidates (nearly half, no?) had other advanced degrees, apparently confirming my running hypothesis that law schools are in a gradual shift toward hiring JD/Ph.D's, or at least JD/__'s. The more interesting (but also more speculative) answer is whether this will eventually force higher salaries for professors in other areas of academia, given that Ph.D.'s could substantially increase their earning power by adding a JD to their CV.