Monday, October 19, 2009
The Chronicle of Higher Education ran a Special Report entitled "The State of Adjunct Professoriate". While directed at college adjuncts, much of it could be directed at law schools as well. Basically, adjuncts routinely are paid terribly and do not do it for the money. Rather, they adjunct out of a love for teaching. Some of the articles in this series include:
Adjuncts don't make much money, but for many, the time spent with students makes it all worthwhile. The Chronicle went to Chicago to give you a glance inside the minds of adjunct professors.
Frankly, with respect to lawyers who adjunct, some have a different motivation. Quite simply adjuncting looks good and some lawyers may use their position as a way to obtain clients.
As for me, I adjunct for several reasons. I like it. I get a chance to do good, make some pocket change and see what it is like to be real prof.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein