Law school deans’ pay

The following table shows the salaries of law school deans nationally along with the quality and size of their schools. John F. O’Brien of New England Law, Boston, may be the highest paid dean in the country, although he oversees what is considered a lower-tier school. Rankings are from US News & World Report.

DeanSchool2010-'11 salaryFull-time enrollmentRankingMedian LSAT score
John F. O’BrienNew England Law, Boston$867,358 815Not published151
Evan H. CaminkerUniversity of Michigan Law School$457,964 1,14910169
Paul G. MahoneyUniversity of Virginia School of Law$450,000 1,0937170
Elena Kagan (1)Harvard Law School437,299 (2)1,6794173
Stefanie A. LindquistUniversity of Texas School of Law$329,318 1,13616167
William M. TreanorGeorgetown University Law Center$304,653 1,67113170
Lawrence R. VelvelMassachusetts School of Law$292,671 275Not listed (3)Not required
Arthur R. GaudioWestern New England University School of Law$290,657 320Not published153
Mary Lu BilekUniversity of Massachusetts School of Law$260,000 189Not listed (3)147
Camille A. NelsonSuffolk University Law SchoolNot available1,101135154
Jeremy PaulNortheastern University School of LawNot available65676162
Maureen A. O'RourkeBoston University School of LawNot available79926167
Vincent D. RougeauBoston College Law SchoolNot available78229165


(1)—Elena Kagan was succeeded by Martha Minow in 2009


(2)—Salary in 2008

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(3)—US News includes only law schools with full ABA accreditation