Inside Higher Ed has a story this morning on this nascent blog project. A quick comment:
Michael Olivas, the current president of the American Association of Law Schools (basically the trade association for ABA-accredited schools), makes a really bad argument when he suggests I return half my salary if I'm so guilt-ridden. This reminds me of the argument that people who have an AGI of over $250K and who support the repeal of the Bush tax cuts for those in their income category should simply write a bigger check to the government, instead of trying to get the cuts repealed in general. (If you need an explanation as to why this is a ridiculous argument you probably shouldn't be reading this blog, although apparently you're qualified to be president of the AALS).
BTW Michael Olivas's base salary from the University of Houston Law Center last year was $169,646.
I will have much more to say about law professor salaries soon . . .