bigben wrote:Let's see. Law professors have a MUCH less stressful and much less demanding job than biglaw. Arguably more interesting. They make more than other professors. As a biglaw associate you can pretty much count on being pushed out after 3-5 years, at which point you will take some other job that pays less. Or you will just get laid off and not find any decent job. Some profs make a ton of money on the side through consulting and royalties. Some people are just natural scholars.
And don't forget job security. Getting tenured and making 6 figures for your entire career sounds just fine to me.
OP, law profs may not be living the "models and bottles" lifestyle with their salary, but they do very well for themselves. Go to one of their houses sometime and I think you'll agree.