This blog is about living the American Dream at the dawn of the new millennium! I am a nameless, mid-20s, bottom 150 Law School Graduate who finds himself marginally attached and awash in a sea of overeducated but underpaid, indentured peers who feel, and were, duped by the promise of a better life through debt and modern chemistry. Let's get to the point. The Law School Industrial Complex is a scam that has destroyed a generation out of greed. Vendettas were once legal and the pursuit of one was seen not only as moral, but necessary. This newly minted lawyer is going to continue the practice. DON'T GO TO LAW SCHOOL YOU MORONS! Ce qui suit est ce qui reste!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

No Surprise: Law Professors Have Ridiculously Cushy Jobs

Most of the time, when the mainstream press and websites talk about "good" jobs to give job hunters clues or tips on where to invest the next debt load in higher ed, they're full of shit. Every few weeks yahoo or some other site will still post stories citing paralegals and lawyers as having some of the highest paying, rewarding, or "best" jobs in the country.  

But look what I found.


In a story entitled The Highest Paying Jobs With The Most Time Off, look who occupies the lofty nest at the number 2 spot (judges and magistrates were only ranked at number 9 because they actually have to do even a modicum of work compared to a law professor).

As they explain up front, "The vast majority of high-paying jobs require a significant initial commitment in the form of education, training and tuition, and then hard work while on the job. Most high-paying jobs require significantly more hours on the job than the average American puts in. 24/7 Wall St. has identified nine jobs that pay well above the national median income, while requiring less working hours than average."


Of course, doctors are examples of the opposite. They must spend eight years in school and an average of five years in residency before they begin to earn their maximum salary. And even though doctors are paid better than most, the salary comes with one of the heaviest schedules. Surgeons, for instance, work an average of 2,835 hours per year — the equivalent of five more months over the 2,006 hours the average American works.

Coincidentally, lawyers and law professors love to have a pissing contest over egos with the medical profession.  I honestly think the institution long battle, which doctors almost always win, was at least on some level a driving factor behind the rise of medmal cases.

After reviewing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24/7 Wall St. identified jobs that pay the most for the least amount of work. Most of these positions still require a great deal of training, but once completed, the amount of work drops significantly.

#2       Law Teachers, Post-secondary
> Hours worked/year: 1,608
> Median hourly earnings: $82.85
> No. employed: 14,620
> Hours worked/week: 40.3
> Median annual income: $94,260
> Top annual income: $145,990
While the entire list could have just been comprised of different types of college professors, we listed only the highest-paying position. Law professors have a median income approaching $100,000, and have a top range of nearly $150,000. Becoming a law professor only requires a law degree, although many today also have a Master of Laws and even a PhD. The time spent seems well worth it. Besides the generous salary, the enjoy unique benefits, “including access to campus facilities, tuition waivers for dependents, housing and travel allowances, and paid leave for sabbaticals,” according to the BLS. Between these sabbaticals and the summer vacation, most professors work nearly 400 hours less than the average U.S. employee. Money Magazine and rated college professors at No.2 in their 2006 Best Jobs in America annual report.

Now you see why the Law Prof's Blog has led to so much criticism from his "learned" brethren and what Nando and others have talked about at much greater length than I.  If the Law School Scam is a form of modern day slavery as many seem to posit, then the Dean, Presidents, and Administrative "Professors" own the plantations but the Professors are the ones cracking the whips.  

The fewer people know or understand what is going on, the better it is for them.


Till Next Time!!! Get a Real Job You Sons of Bitches!!!