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How to Properly Use a Summer Clerk

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If you're a summer law clerk, wondering why people keep dumping so much work on you at the last minute, it's because the lawyers managing you have a lot of golf, laundry, life to catch up on.

New from The Namby Pamby: How to Properly Use a Summer Clerk.

Where Your UVA Tuition Dollars Go

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A lot of hullabaloo has been made lately about law faculty salaries, since that information is available for faculty of public universities. The numbers, noted by AboveTheLaw and TaxProf, are of course getting special attention because of rising tuition dollars and a still very weak job market.

The market is so weak at UVA, for example, that in March students launched an unemployment awareness campaign by wearing t-shirt indicating their jobless status.

Many students, even at elite institutions like UVA, are up to their eyeballs in debt, with no sign in site for how they will manage to get jobs. All the while, many law professors are getting rich off of debt-financed tuition. Yes, not just comfortably middle-class, but rich. Professors make very nice salaries, and on top of that get money from text book royalties, publishing study guides, speaking engagements, consulting gigs, and even the occasional client.

So, how much does the top dog at UVA earn? Dean Mahoney pulls in a cool $450,000 a year. There is a sharp drop, with Professor Rutherglen earning a mere $334,300. UVA has 23 faculty members who earn over $250,000 a year, and another 34 who earn between $150,000 and $250,000.

And then you get down to some non-faculty earning big bucks. William Hopson, senior career counselor, earns $125,000. Priscilla Lawson, assistant dean for career services, banks $72,800, while Patricia Harlowe, associate director of career services operations, takes home $54,181.

The law library has 16 people on staff who combined earn over $1.1 million a year, with an average salary over $70,000.

While we don't support putting students on payroll to inflate employment stats, putting them on payroll so they have jobs and can build experience is completely fine. Cut down on the greed and wasteful spending just a little bit, and maybe hire a ton of students for $35,000 a year to operate a non-profit clinic after graduation if they don't have other jobs, and let students intern there during their summers.

[Collegiate Times]

Pizza and Beer Summit

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Join us June 17th from 5pm-7pm (or whenever, until we get bored or pass out) for the Constitutional Daily NYC Pizza and Beer Summit!

What will we have? Pizza and beer, you big dummy!

And maybe also some wine, but mostly pizza and beer.

Who's going to be there? BL1Y, Shadow Hand, and probably Dr. Rob (buy his freaking book!) and his podcast cohost Ben Corman. Also, we'll have whatever jerkwagons you bring with you.


If you'd like to attend, just RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and be sure to have "Summit" in the subject line. We'll hit you back with the location details a week or so before the event.

If you RSVPed to the Happy Hour, no need to RSVP again, we've got you, and this is the same event, just further down the planning pipeline.

Review: You Want Fries With That? (BL1Y)

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"Prioleau Alexander's comic tales of quitting the rat race to find meaning have a deep lesson for all of us -- get back in that race and run like hell!"

-Stephen Colbert

Burned out ad man spends a year working in the world of minimum wage. A world many lawyers are trying to work their way up to.

Read BL1Y's review here.

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