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Florida A&M law profs threaten to stop teaching over back pay

[JURIST] Interim Dean of Florida A&M University Law School [official website] James Douglas said Thursday that about 10 professors at the law school who have not been paid for the first summer session have threatened to stop teaching if they do not receive their agreed upon salaries. Douglas also said that some at the university felt that the salaries, $20,000 for four credit hours taught, were too high though they are comparable to salaries the past two summers and were agreed to by provost Larry Robinson. The University had budgeted only $13,000 for each professor. The unusual controversy comes as Florida A&M University [official website] is under criminal investigation [JURIST report] for misuse of taxpayer dollars in connection with a law school endowment and the law school dean has been suspended pending an payroll investigation. AP has more.

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