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whynot555
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conservative law schools

Postby whynot555 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:06 am

which ones are there besides baylor and pepperdince

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:10 am

whynot555 wrote:which ones are there besides baylor and pepperdince

ND.......... GM.......BYU.............................................................................. Liberty, Regent, Ave. Maria

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby whynot555 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:11 am

i understand nd and byu, and i guess utah would probably be included in there as well, but gw??

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby brocklanders12 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:12 am

Is it GW or George Mason? I think GM has some more conservative/libertarian faculty.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Regionality » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:32 am

Washington and Lee

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Bosque » Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:48 pm

Berkeley. Also NYU.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby 20160810 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:06 pm

Bosque wrote:Berkeley. Also NYU.


To the person who reported this to the moderators as "blatantly false information in a serious thread," allow me to offer some insight.

I attended one of these universities for four years, and while it was quite liberal overall, at least 20-30% of the student body tilted right. Anywhere you go, there are going to be people with different viewpoints. Picking your law school based on something as silly as not wanting to have to defend your conservative ideals before an unfriendly audience is a bad idea, hence my skepticism about these threads.

If you're that convinced that conservatism is the ideology for you, then more power to you, but you should be equally prepared to embrace and defend that ideology at NYU as you would at Regent.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby TheOcho » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:09 pm

brocklanders12 wrote:Is it GW or George Mason? I think GM has some more conservative/libertarian faculty.


This is true. GM has the Mercatus Center or something like that, which seems to be conservative or maybe even libertarian. I'm not as certain about the law professors.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Rand M. » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:17 pm

Does Chicago count anymore?

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby thechee » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:20 pm

Not since Richard Epstein started spending more time at NYU...

Actually I have no idea...

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby doyleoil » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:34 pm

thechee wrote:Not since Richard Epstein started spending more time at NYU...

Actually I have no idea...


Yeah Epstein's drift to NYU is not much of a blow to our "conservatism." While the faculty has a (in my mind, anyway) healthy mix of left and right, some of the big names who are still around fall solidly in the "conservative" camp. And the Fed Soc is still going strong and doing its thing (i.e. holding events every day of the week and single-handedly feeding half the law school).

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby kalvano » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:12 pm

People report things as "blatantly false information in a serious thread"?

**snicker**

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby jmhendri » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:14 pm

Regionality wrote:Washington and Lee


This is supposed to apply more to the UG.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:15 pm

... frighten me.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby ec2xs » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:19 pm

Duke?

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:26 pm

I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Veyron » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:30 pm

kk19131 wrote:I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.


Some law schools are so liberal though that there is no ideological diversity, at some schools the "right wingers" are ideologically similar to moderate democrats. That is mad boring. I doubt a "conservative" school like UVA or Chicago suffers from the same lack of scope.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:36 pm

Veyron wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.


Some law schools are so liberal though that there is no ideological diversity, at some schools the "right wingers" are ideologically similar to moderate democrats. That is mad boring. I doubt a "conservative" school like UVA or Chicago suffers from the same lack of scope.


Better question: how is the ideological bend of a law school even on the table as a primary or even tertiary reason for choosing where to go?

Choosing W&L over UVA because the former has more ideological diversity (hypothetically) would be extraordinarily dumb.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Veyron » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:40 pm

bk1 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.


Some law schools are so liberal though that there is no ideological diversity, at some schools the "right wingers" are ideologically similar to moderate democrats. That is mad boring. I doubt a "conservative" school like UVA or Chicago suffers from the same lack of scope.


Better question: how is the ideological bend of a law school even on the table as a primary or even tertiary reason for choosing where to go?

Choosing W&L over UVA because the former has more ideological diversity (hypothetically) would be extraordinarily dumb.


I agree: it only makes sense to look at ideological diversity when deciding among peer schools, obvi.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Cavalier » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:40 pm

UVA has quite a lot of conservative faculty members. I wouldn't call the school "conservative," but the faculty is quite ideologically diverse.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:47 pm

Veyron wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.


Some law schools are so liberal though that there is no ideological diversity, at some schools the "right wingers" are ideologically similar to moderate democrats. That is mad boring. I doubt a "conservative" school like UVA or Chicago suffers from the same lack of scope.



I'd think that being around a group of people who think differently than I would make me a better lawyer in the long run...

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby bk1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:28 pm

kk19131 wrote:I'd think that being around a group of people who think differently than I would make me a better lawyer in the long run...


Hanging out at the loony bin puts you around a group of people who think differently.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby Veyron » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:28 pm

kk19131 wrote:
Veyron wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm troubled by a person who would seek to go to a "conservative" law school.


Some law schools are so liberal though that there is no ideological diversity, at some schools the "right wingers" are ideologically similar to moderate democrats. That is mad boring. I doubt a "conservative" school like UVA or Chicago suffers from the same lack of scope.



I'd think that being around a group of people who think differently than I would make me a better lawyer in the long run...


It is. However, you will be a better lawyer if you are exposed to eclectic points of view. You should ideally have access to both brilliant opponents and brilliant people on your own side who can help you flesh out and expand your philosophy.

It is also nice to have a group of like minded people that you can work with on ideological stuff. Up to a certain point, it creates more opportunities. For instance: NYU lost out on a Federalist society annual convention because there were not enough FedSoc members to put it on there, Penn got one because there were.

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Re: conservative law schools

Postby paralegal » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:36 pm

ec2xs wrote:Duke?


No...actually very diverse....both points of view represented, leaning slightly more liberal.
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Re: conservative law schools

Postby kk19131 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:42 pm

I don't know how accurate this is, but Princeton Review says that the schools with the most conservative students are

BYU
Regent
George Mason
Notre Dame
Ave Maria
Louisiana State
Texas Tech
Alabama
Campbell
Mississippi




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