Serving as a law school dean can be tough duty. Many people, particularly law school faculty members, have asked over the years why anyone would ever take such a position. This question is particularly relevant because the likely alternative for most deans is service as a full-time professor on a law school faculty-which is, without a doubt, one of the world's truly great jobs..
R. Lawrence Dessem, Top Ten Reasons to Be A Law School Dean, 33 U. Tol. L. Rev. 19 (2001)