Why aren’t law school faculties more egalitarian?

Socialism for me but not for thee? Following up on this post by our friend and colleague “LawProfBlawg” (@lawprofblawg), we wish to pose the following simple question: why aren’t any law school faculties willing to implement true egalitarian principles or willing to operate along socialist lines by treating all faculty equal? Given the pervasiveness of “liberal” (i.e. leftist) faculty at most U.S. law schools (see chart below), the feudal hierarchy dividing full professors, associate professors, assistant professors (not to mention the divide between legal writing instructors and doctrinal instructors) is a moral scandal. Are these arcane hierarchies the product of path dependence, or are they the end result of something more sinister, like hypocrisy?

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About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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