December 28, 2005
Yep, We've Got a Good Deal
Our colleague Paul Caron over at TaxProf Blog has the details of a new U.S. government survey of what professors do all day long. Not surprisingly, they teach, research, and do "other" stuff. There's no separate breakouts for law schools, but the average teaching load at a U.S. law school (6 hours a semester) compares pretty well to all the disciplines listed.
The average professor teaching at a doctoral public university spends 10 hours a week in the classroom and writes 5 articles, 1 review, and half a book every year. No wonder the Ph.D.s are looking for jobs here.
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