I am wondering how the plans different schools have for summer compensation play into this. We know this much. Law professors generally perfer not to teach in the summer and they also like to get paid. So one way to increase scholarship --- perhaps the only way to do it with post tenure people -- is to withhold summer reseach grants unless the professor can show that he or she actually produced something with past summer grants. I do not mean a 5 page transcription of a speech or something that was actually finished in May and sent out in September.
So, here is a short poll (two questions) on how your school operates.