Tuesday, January 12, 2010

UVA Law: Doing Work in Faculty Hires

At around the same time as the announcement of a new University president, Teresa Sullivan, UVA Law has moved aggressively to get some new professors. Douglas Laycock was at Michigan, but according to Brian Leiter he's coming to UVA. Coincidence? Not really - he is Sullivan's husband.

Of course, Laycock probably won't be coming cheap. In 2006-2007, he was paid $235,000, making him the second highest paid person on the UM faculty during that period. It stands to reason that UVA will offer him more. Your donations and Stafford dollars at work, we suppose.

Seems like Professor Laycock is greatly involved with the gay marriage debate. He published a book called Same Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty: Emerging Conflicts, and testified in favor of the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1998. According to wikipedia, he believes that "it is desirable, and usually possible, to protect the liberty of same-sex couples and also protect the liberty of religious conservatives who do not wish to support or facilitate same-sex marriages."

Related:
Douglas Laycock [Wiki]
Laycock from Michigan to Virginia [Leiter Law School Reports]

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"he was paid $235,000, making him the second highest paid person on the UM faculty during that period"

That doesn't seem like a lot; don't we have worthless professors making a lot more?

Anonymous said...

Considering she'll be making about three times that figure, the family won't be hurting too much either way.

Anonymous said...

Faculty salaries from last year can be found here: http://www.cavalierdaily.com/media/files/CavalierDaily_FacultySalaries09.pdf

And yes, many professors already eclipse $235k.

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Anonymous said...

7:37 made me spit out my beer.

Anonymous said...

Yes, because I saw him on the cover of Esquire just last month.

Anonymous said...

c'mon dood - delete 737

Anonymous said...

Why would we pay him more than he was making at Michigan? Its not like we are trying to lure him here. I would think we could get a bargain for him.

Anonymous said...

12:03 = ugly woman.

Anonymous said...

10:08 - You are so charming, call me!

-12:03

booger said...

he looks like ben from lost.