Hiring Law Professors: Breaking the Back of an American Plutocratic Oligarchy

29 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2009 Last revised: 24 Jan 2012

Daniel Gordon

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Date Written: June 1, 2009

Abstract

Law students and the consumers of legal services like to think that professors are hired by law schools on the basis of pure intellectual ability and achievement. No doubt, individual intellectual ability and achievement play significant roles in law school faculty hiring. However, another important dynamic is overlooked, wealth.

Suggested Citation

Gordon, Daniel, Hiring Law Professors: Breaking the Back of an American Plutocratic Oligarchy (June 1, 2009). Widener Law Journal, Vol. 19, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1412783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1412783

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