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Lady Narcissus
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There u go, there is no answer. A famous academic himself, John Gardner, says that they are lucky to be paid at all I was just making a meagre attempt to give those academic some fame amongst all the League tables and data for the 'magic circle'
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If you are a professor at somewhere like Harvard Business School, you will probably be paid a lot to do consultation work for some big companies.
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Why do you think that? He takes most of his cases "pro bono". I think the richest academic is probably James Simons, if he counts. He earned an estimated US$1.5 billion in 2005. Simons used to teach mathematics at MIT, Harvard and head the math department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. But I think he left academia in the late 1970s.
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There u go then, there are a few rich academics although most do like being paid in fun

To the previous poster, actually this academic I know is rather lazy and would prefer to do this own research than go to the board meeting because in my ex-law school board meeting means university administration May-be for medics it can mean interesting things like advancement and the blood of the uni, blood being a rather apt word.
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Is James Simons still an academic?
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How do u keep getting all the neg rep PBF?
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I should think that Ewan McKendrick, writer of the leading contract textbooks, earns a riotous sum.
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By riotous you mean high correct? Well to be fair, he has written the leading undergraduate text on the subject, it is by no means the leading text (see Chitty, Treitel etc for the practitioners/higher level texts). I beleive the Chitty book retails for something like 300 big ones. But the sheer quantity of his books which sell to all undergraduates means that he deserves to at least get some money!
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Basil Markesinis has about 9 different degrees under his belt, is the member of several of these committees and has published many many books and contributed in loads of different journals as well. He also has done a lot of comparative law work which means that his work is read more widely etc.
I imagine that he earns a tidy sum.
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lol ahhh poor Eth, you're just upset because you wish you were doing the PhD full time rather than taking this flogging on the LPC!!!! :p:
You're not wrong. In fact, I'm working on the PhD just now :p:
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There's a prof at NUS who holds so many professorships and stuff it's absolutely insane. Jets all over the world etc, and there's quite a few of them who seem to be absolutely minted. Especially the guy who used to be a judge, and was then the OA and OR for Singapore... then travelled to loads of international conferences as the Singapore member of UNCITRAL panels etc.
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If I can recall my memory, I read somewhere in The Times that the dean of London Business School pours approximately pound 350K per annum in his pocket. But, that does not help, since you are concerned with law academics. My two cents, nevertheless.
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I might have started a bizzare thread but at least it got some interesting facts coming my way I wonder how much more a lecturer of Oxford University earns in comparison to someone just lecturing in an individual college. I know that they all belong to colleges, its just that some only appear to lecture in the college and don't have a staff profile on the Oxford Law Website. It is kind of like they are less important. It took a while to get used to these things after Hull
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I might have started a bizzare thread but at least it got some interesting facts coming my way I wonder how much more a lecturer of Oxford University earns in comparison to someone just lecturing in an individual college. I know that they all belong to colleges, its just that some only appear to lecture in the college and don't have a staff profile on the Oxford Law Website. It is kind of like they are less important. It took a while to get used to these things after Hull
Don't get used to it.

Resist!
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He, He. I don't think it is anything to do with snobbery. Often college tutors are more junior tutors starting out their career. Its just that in Hull we have no colleges. Must say it makes it a lot easier to pop in and chat with people.
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Speaking of Hull, you seen the new law school website? they've finally got rid of that hideous purple!
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SNAP. I was about to mention that. I still use it for links.

Even better there is a funny picture of my academic supervisor posing as Director!!!

http://www.law.hull.ac.uk/people/staff/index.html
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LauraWalker - Thanks.
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Ha, Ha
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