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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Friday, June 8, 2007

Highest Paid Adjunct Law Professors

Anyone want to guess who the highest paid Adjunct Law Professors are and how much they get paid?? They are none other than U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The Associated Press is running a June 8, 2007 story about the Justices finances. CNN is also running a June 8, 2007 story about the Justices' finances, but no mention is made of their teaching income. Unfortunately, the Justices apparently are not required to provide very specific information.

The Associated Press reports that Justice Thomas earned $25,000 in 2006 for a seminar at Drake Law School and for teaching at University of Georgia. Justice Kennedy also disclosed that he earned $24,500 for teaching at the University of Pacific Law School.

Neither of these articles discusses exactly how much teaching the Justices actually did. I doubt they taught a full semester class and would be surprised if either one of them taught for more than 2 weeks. The seminar that Justices Thomas taught sounds like a one day lecture, but I could be wrong. Anyone go to any of these classes?

I wonder how their student evaluations were!!

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