Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

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Which T-14 Schools are the Most Conservative?

University of Chicago
81
24%
NYU
16
5%
UC Berkeley
34
10%
University of Pennsylvania
8
2%
University of Virginia
108
32%
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
4
1%
Duke University
52
15%
Northwestern University
10
3%
Georgetown University
13
4%
Cornell University
11
3%
 
Total votes: 337

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Lincoln
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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Lincoln » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:24 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if Cornell is somewhat conservative, because it is located in a small town. But then again, it is located in the Northeast after all.


Ithaca is incredibly liberal, actually. I'd say the student body and faculty at Cornell Law School are about average for a law school. Probably more conservative than NYU; probably more liberal than UVA.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby 2014 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:48 pm

If you are talking politically, the vast majority of people that I've spoken to here at UChi have leaned left. No one can fully know what you mean by conservative though and any school will probably have like minded people as you.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby bizzybone1313 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:04 pm

I have thought about not applying to the University of Chicago, because when I visited the campus it didn't seem to be to welcoming of an environment. I could be wrong. If I apply and am admitted, I may have to give them a second look due to their placement power.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:08 pm

I wouldn't put much stock into the orientation of the students politically. Though I think it would be good to have a couple of professors that aren't way left. For example, I'm sure most students at NU are liberal, but they have Richard Epstein.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:43 pm

Penn has a sizable Fed-Soc contingent, although most of its members are libertarian, as opposed to GOP party line conservative.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Funkycrime » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:40 pm

I voted Berkeley for the lolz.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby ndirish2010 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:02 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Penn has a sizable Fed-Soc contingent, although most of its members are libertarian, as opposed to GOP party line conservative.


I would say most FedSoc people lean libertarian.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby IAFG » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:06 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Penn has a sizable Fed-Soc contingent, although most of its members are libertarian, as opposed to GOP party line conservative.


I would say most FedSoc people lean libertarian.

I've heard that at some schools are just plain old racist, sexist old school Fox News Republicans, but that certainly isn't how things are at NU.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Chickensoup » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:54 am

In my experience, Georgetown is rabidly conservative. As is NYU, if you are looking the right places.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby luthersloan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:14 am

Chickensoup wrote:In my experience, Georgetown is rabidly conservative. As is NYU, if you are looking the right places.


Yeah, but that place at NYU is professor Epstein's office and no where else.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby kaiser » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:21 am

Chickensoup wrote:In my experience, Georgetown is rabidly conservative. As is NYU, if you are looking the right places.


Then tell me where those places are, since I sure as hell can't find them.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby geary86 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:38 am

Lincoln wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if Cornell is somewhat conservative, because it is located in a small town. But then again, it is located in the Northeast after all.


Ithaca is incredibly liberal, actually. I'd say the student body and faculty at Cornell Law School are about average for a law school. Probably more conservative than NYU; probably more liberal than UVA.


Lincoln's right about Ithaca... Ithaca is like the Berkeley of East Coast.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby PDaddy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:52 am

minnbills wrote:UVA and Chi probably


TITCR.

The rest of those schools are either moderate or liberal, but I would suspect that, in varying degrees, you can also find some conservatism at HYS, NYU, CLS, GULC, and even Duke.

WTF?! Berkeley actually got votes? LMAO! Unless I am missing something, forget about Berkeley catering to anything conservative; it ain't happenin'. They still tie-dye down there, and the white profs are still driving VW buses with flower-power/free love scripts on them, and wearing fro's, Ray-Ban aviators and dashikis with their denim and flip-flops. Didn't they recently catch two profs smokin' weed and "getting it on" in the parking lot while listening to the Jefferson Airplane?

Just kidding...sort of...Lol.
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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Übermensch » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:57 am

Why didn't Columbia even make the list of options?

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby PDaddy » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:02 am

Übermensch wrote:Why didn't Columbia even make the list of options?


I was wondering that myself. It's pretty conservative...

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby bizzybone1313 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:04 am

The poll only allows 10 items. I absolutely love Columbia; it is well-known for its liberal leanings. Plus, the vast majority of people would accept offers from Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Columbia regardless of any perceived flaws at those schools.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby LeninLunchbox » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:56 am

ITT: Liberals have no idea just how much further left EVERY university campus is than anywhere else on earth. I've lived in Europe, I've spent time in San Francisco, I was raised in Chicago. None of these places compare to the level of liberalism anywhere in the ivory tower.

Not saying there's anything wrong with that. Just understand if you can't take how conservative say, Georgetown, is there aren't too many places you'll be able to live in the real world. 3/4 of my professors there worked in democratic administrations or clerked for left-leaning justices.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby 09042014 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:00 am

bizzybone1313 wrote:The poll only allows 10 items. I absolutely love Columbia; it is well-known for its liberal leanings. Plus, the vast majority of people would accept offers from Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Columbia regardless of any perceived flaws at those schools.


One of these schools isn't like the other.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby KevinP » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:09 am

Desert Fox wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:The poll only allows 10 items. I absolutely love Columbia; it is well-known for its liberal leanings. Plus, the vast majority of people would accept offers from Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Columbia regardless of any perceived flaws at those schools.


One of these schools isn't like the other.

Agreed. STTTanford isn't a part of the Ivy League.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby hume85 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:16 am

LOL at Berkeley even being on the list of options.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:59 am

PDaddy wrote:
Übermensch wrote:Why didn't Columbia even make the list of options?


I was wondering that myself. It's pretty conservative...


No it isn't.

IAFG wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Penn has a sizable Fed-Soc contingent, although most of its members are libertarian, as opposed to GOP party line conservative.


I would say most FedSoc people lean libertarian.

I've heard that at some schools are just plain old racist, sexist old school Fox News Republicans, but that certainly isn't how things are at NU.


Just overflowing with tolerance.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby FlanAl » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:22 am

Oddly enough my class at cornell has a really active federalist and Christian legal society. Way more than I would have expected given Ithaca.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby JCFindley » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 am

ndirish2010 wrote:Undergrads at Duke are not conservative at all. Law students are probably about the same as them.

The fact is that T14 students are unlikely to be conservative. The two most conservative tier ones are without question Notre Dame and BYU. After that, there are only a couple of other tier ones that could be described as somewhat conservative.


George Mason.... Since we went out of the T-14.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby banjo » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:06 am

^George Mason is credited, but the professors there are just time-travelers from the future trying to get things moving along. No one would recognize them as intolerant and/or GOP conservatives, which is what I think OP wants to avoid.

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Re: Most Conservative T-14 Law Schools

Postby Yukos » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:36 pm

banjo wrote:^George Mason is credited, but the professors there are just time-travelers from the future trying to get things moving along. No one would recognize them as intolerant and/or GOP conservatives, which is what I think OP wants to avoid.


Is bolded true?




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