Freedom to say whatever you want! Bourgeois salaries! Lifetime tenure! Accountability to no one!
What sort of business gives all this to its employees, plus the opportunity to conduct "self-governance" without regard to the company's real stakeholders? This is why many people call law teaching "the best job in the world." Employment terms this generous would ruin any for-profit business, and a government agency operating with comparable impunity would incite public outcry.
Fellow teachers of law, whenever we're feeling squeezed, remember that higher education is cool for cats, and faculty members are either tenured cats or not-yet-tenured kittens in waiting:
|Squeeze, Cool for Cats (1979)||To change the mood a little|
I've been posing down the pub
On seeing my reflection
I'm looking slightly rough
I fancy this, I fancy that
I wanna be so flash
I give a little muscle
And I spend a little cash
But all I get is bitter and a nasty little rash
And by the time I'm sober
I've forgotten what I've had
And everybody tells me it's cool to be a cat
Cool for cats