Don’t all apply at once now

This post may be somewhat controversial, as it’s critical of another law school.  But I simply cannot let this pass without comment.  A few days ago I received an email with a job listing from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  U-F is seeking applicants for a Lecturer position in its Legal Drafting Program.  So far, so good.  The listing goes on to state that the salary for the position will be $50,000-$53,000, “commensurate with qualifications and experience.”  What the listing does not say but should is this:  “the work you would do in this job is not particularly important to, or valued by, the law school.”  Not only is the salary shockingly low (Gainesville is cheap, but it’s not that cheap), but the range is the narrowest I’ve ever seen in a job listing in this field.  So the other message being conveyed here is that it is not important to U-F that this position be filled by someone with outstanding qualifications and experience.  In fact, we know exactly how much that’s worth to U-F:  $3,000.

 

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