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In December Joe Fore, the co-director of the Legal Writing program at the University of Virginia School of Law, posted to Twitter a thread comparing tenure track and legal writing salaries. In comparing four public schools, he discovered that the average starting salary for a tenure track professor was $173,000 while the average salary for all legal writing faculty was $111,000. A few academic law librarians saw the tweet and replied that someone should do the same for law librarians, too.
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Smith Schlinck, Olivia R., "Academic Law Librarians Are Paid 47% Less Than Their Faculty Counterparts" (2022). Online Publications. 4.