Monday, August 6, 2012

The pros and cons of being an adjunct

Blog followers who work with adjuncts may be interested in an August ABA Journal article about the pros and cons of adjunct teaching. Author Deborah L. Cohen reports that more lawyers are seeking adjunct positions today, partly in order to add to their incomes. Some hope adjunct teaching will be a path to full-time teaching, but Associate Dean Michael Kaufman at Loyola of Chicago told Cohen that rarely happens. Adjunct work can also infringe on time available for a lawyer's practice, and the pay is not high. However, being an adjunct professor can burnish a lawyer's credentials. Ohio State emeritus professor Michael Braunstein said the prestige of being a professor has helped him obtain clients.


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