There is a surprising piece this week on the New England Law, Boston. New England has long been ranked in the lower ranks of law school — ranked 154th in the country according to TaxProf though this site shows the school as unranked with the lowest schools. Either way, this is a school that continues to fall well-below the standards of most law schools. However, the school appears to achieve the top spot on one ranking: Dean salaries. The school’s longtime dean, John F. O’Brien, is reportedly making more than $867,000 a year in salary and benefits, including a [$650,000] “forgivable loan” for a Florida condominium. The school is in Boston.
O’Brien’s salary is equal to that of Harvard’s president and three times the average for law deans. In the meantime, students are paying roughly $42,000 a year for what is considered by many to be a substandard education. Only 34 percent of students even got jobs in the 2011 graduating class. Yet, former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor honored O’Brien for his contributions to legal education. Read, New England Law Dean Reportedly Paid $867,000 A Year For Fourth Tier Law School by Jonathan Turley