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Law dean’s outrageous pay should draw outside scrutiny

If ever there was an academic institution that needs the close and skeptical scrutiny of an independent set of eyes, it’s New England Law, Boston.

The Globe’s Michael Rezendes recently reported that John F. O’Brien, dean of New England Law, earns an astounding $867,000 a year in salary and benefits. That pay package, which is more than three times the median pay for law school deans, may well make him the best-paid law school chief in America.

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