In many ways, it's irrelevant that the dean of the New England Law School John F. O'Brien is earning $867,000 a year. The real story is that the law school announced that by August 1, 2014, 14 full-time faculty positions could be eliminated.
Right now, reports Elie Mystal at Abovethelaw.com, faculty are being offered buyouts. If not enough take it, then those who opt to stay on could be facing sweatshop conditions. Those include teaching 4 courses a semester versus 2 and being at their desks 9 to 5. Here is Mystal's coverage.
Seton Hall University Law School, as we recall, resolved the budget crunch through negotiating with senior faculty for concessions. As a result, no junior faculty positions had to be eliminated. Originally, all junior faculty had been warned that their positions could disappear for the 2014-2015 academic year. It would have been difficult for them to find comparable positions. It's a bear market for many special areas of expertise associated with law. Lexis Nexis had laid off.