I know I’ve been pretty much absent here for the past several months, and unfortunately I will continue to be for another couple of months as I finish up two big projects.
But in the meantime, I’d like to survey the feminist law profs out there (and other law profs who read this) about research assistant pay. Here at Drexel Law, we pay $10 an hour to our research assistants. That doesn’t sit very well with me, as that is exactly what I was paid as a research assistant when I was in law school . . . 15 years ago.
I’ve found out that this isn’t a University-wide rate and that we can change that rate as the law school (or even as individual faculty, but that is discouraged for administrative reasons). So I’m asking you for input for comparison — what do you pay your research assistant? Is it a law school set rate or set by individual profs?
Thanks for the help!
– David S. Cohen