Conservative law schools?

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Conservative law schools?

Postby OnTheRise » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:26 pm

I was wondering if anybody could tell me some schools that are thought to be more conservative politically than most. The school where i went to undergrad was overwhelmingly liberal and it drove me absolutely insane so I would like to attend a school where the other students and faculty will tend to be like minded.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby cinephile » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:28 pm

While picking an undergraduate university based on this criteria is fine, it's not a good strategy for law schools.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:31 pm

St. Thomas and Liberty

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:34 pm

Regent....lollerskates

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby HeavenWood » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:33 pm

OnTheRise wrote:I was wondering if anybody could tell me some schools that are thought to be more conservative politically than most. The school where i went to undergrad was overwhelmingly liberal and it drove me absolutely insane so I would like to attend a school where the other students and faculty will tend to be like minded.

It's the reality of being a white-collar professional in this day and age. Even "conservative" lawyers are generally on the more liberal side. Unless you plan on working for a think tank or special interest group, get used to it.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Tom Joad » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:45 pm

I go to one of the more conservative law schools. The city voted like 78% for Obama. You can never escape libs.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby timbs4339 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:02 pm

There are like 5 schools that can be called "conservative" and they all have shitty job prospects.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby JCFindley » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:50 pm

George Mason.

That's it, ALL others are liberal.

Oh, maybe Alabama.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:48 pm

BYU

Ave Maria

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby SuperCerealBrah » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:53 pm

JCFindley wrote:George Mason.

That's it, ALL others are liberal.

Oh, maybe Alabama.


Yea, I am surprised others haven't mentioned Bama yet.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:55 pm

http://thebelieversguidetolegalissues.b ... chool.html

Seriously though, just go to some Federalist Society meetings and meet some likeminded folks. You'll be fine.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Samara » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:26 am

JCFindley wrote:George Mason.

That's it, ALL others are liberal.

Oh, maybe Alabama.


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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby kalvano » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:54 am

Oh shit, you might be surrounded by people with opinions different than your own. Best to completely avoid that for the rest of your life. Just set the dial to FOX News and break it off to avoid any liberal exposure.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Cade McNown » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:33 am

From experience, people are not giving UT enough credit for its conservatism. Sure Austin is full of hipsters, but not the law school (Sweatt v. Painter anyone?). Plus we still think it's a good idea to employ Lino Graglia . . .

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby kalvano » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:36 am

Sorry, its location in the People's Republic of Austin is an immediate disqualification.

Besides, the ideology of prospective law schools should be around the 300th or so thing in the priority list. It doesn't matter a damn bit.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby JCFindley » Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:28 am

kalvano wrote:Sorry, its location in the People's Republic of Austin is an immediate disqualification.

Besides, the ideology of prospective law schools should be around the 300th or so thing in the priority list. It doesn't matter a damn bit.


This.

I was considered a screaming liberal in the military yet I seem to be thought of a a raging conservative in LS. Who cares?

(BTW, I am a hard core moderate if you care.)

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Chickensoup » Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:51 pm

kalvano wrote:Oh shit, you might be surrounded by people with opinions different than your own. Best to completely avoid that for the rest of your life. Just set the dial to FOX News and break it off to avoid any liberal exposure.


What the hell kind of TV still has a dial? I feel weird even typing that word. Dial.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:00 pm

Cade McNown wrote:From experience, people are not giving UT enough credit for its conservatism. Sure Austin is full of hipsters, but not the law school (Sweatt v. Painter anyone?). Plus we still think it's a good idea to employ Lino Graglia . . .


Sweatt occurred in 1950. 1950s Conservatives =/= 2012 Conservatives.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:08 pm

Washington & Lee. Pepperdine. Notre Dame. BYU. Mississippi. Most Deep South law schools offer a welcoming atmosphere for the politically conservative student.

Wake Forest leans conservative when compared to most other Tier One law schools, in my opinion, as "conservatism" is hard to categorize without more context.

Curious as to which undergraduate school you attended ? Oberlin or Swarthmore ? This is relevant because liberal & conservative are relative terms. If you're coming from Oberlin, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Berkeley, Wisconsin-Madison, New College, Bard, Reed or Macalester, then just about any law school will be much more conservative in comparison.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby basilseal » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:25 pm

Really wouldn't worry about it. People don't have the time to spend days on end bothering you with political opinions. Join FedSoc, study hard.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby HeavenWood » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:39 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Washington & Lee. Pepperdine. Notre Dame. BYU. Mississippi. Most Deep South law schools offer a welcoming atmosphere for the politically conservative student.

Wake Forest leans conservative when compared to most other Tier One law schools, in my opinion, as "conservatism" is hard to categorize without more context.

Curious as to which undergraduate school you attended ? Oberlin or Swarthmore ? This is relevant because liberal & conservative are relative terms. If you're coming from Oberlin, Swarthmore, Wesleyan, Berkeley, Wisconsin-Madison, New College, Bard, Reed or Macalester, then just about any law school will be much more conservative in comparison.

Wisconsin has a liberal contingent, and even Berkeley isn't politically homogeneous, unlike those absolutely TINY LACs.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby badaboom61 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:44 pm

basilseal wrote:Really wouldn't worry about it. People don't have the time to spend days on end bothering you with political opinions. Join FedSoc, study hard.


You'll find enough FedSoc people to get your conservative giddies anywhere you go. Professors and fellow students tend to be liberal across the board. Among top schools, I've heard Chicago and UVA have some of the most "accepting" environments towards conservative students in that they feel slightly more comfortable being vocal in classes, but this still should be at most a tie breaking consideration when choosing. You're in law school to get a job, not to debate whether or not substantive due process is a real thing. Until you get onto the supreme court along with 3 of your best buddies and join up with Thomas, it is, and that's how you'll practice as a lawyer.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby eaper » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:37 am

Cade McNown wrote:From experience, people are not giving UT enough credit for its conservatism. Sure Austin is full of hipsters, but not the law school (Sweatt v. Painter anyone?). Plus we still think it's a good idea to employ Lino Graglia . . .


IDK, in my section at UT there are probably 3 libs to every conservative.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby mjharri4 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:52 am

Pepperdine by far. Went there for undergrad. VERY Conservative




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