Conservative law schools?

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:01 pm

eaper wrote:
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.


I'd have to agree. You see a lot more Obama stickers on lockers than Romney, which has to mean something I'm sure.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:44 pm

Um....Notre Dame. How has nobody mentioned us yet?

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Lacepiece23 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:39 am

Washington and Lee?

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Gator_Law » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:37 pm

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby PickMe! » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:48 pm

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:01 pm

I think most professors tend to be conservative everywhere, except maybe crimlaw professors. Students do not matter. This is not college, you will not generally come across Chomsky-like, if Bush says the sky is blue-then it must be pink, type of people.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Lincoln » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:03 pm

Pokemon wrote:I think most professors tend to be conservative everywhere, except maybe crimlaw professors. Students do not matter. This is not college, you will not generally come across Chomsky-like, if Bush says the sky is blue-then it must be pink, type of people.


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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Pokemon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:07 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Pokemon wrote:I think most professors tend to be conservative everywhere, except maybe crimlaw professors. Students do not matter. This is not college, you will not generally come across Chomsky-like, if Bush says the sky is blue-then it must be pink, type of people.


lolwut

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:23 pm

If your views are defensible, then you shouldn't have any problem defending them. Go to the best law school you get into.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:45 pm

Northwestern is fairly fiscally conservative. A lot of the academics are free market bros.

I doubt you'll find many socially conservative law schools that aren't some sort of TTT fundie shithole.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby 20160810 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:58 am

Desert Fox wrote:Northwestern is fairly fiscally conservative. A lot of the academics are free market bros.

I doubt you'll find many socially conservative law schools that aren't some sort of TTT fundie shithole.

Probably this has to do with much of "social conservatism" being intellectually indefensible.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:01 am

SBL wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Northwestern is fairly fiscally conservative. A lot of the academics are free market bros.

I doubt you'll find many socially conservative law schools that aren't some sort of TTT fundie shithole.

Probably this has to do with much of "social conservatism" being intellectually indefensible.


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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby 2012Split177 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:55 am

Chicago certainly has conservative cred, but not sure about the law school. Certainly it's got to be the most right of the T14, but that's not saying much.

Definitely George Mason. Their reputation for being conservative goes beyond just the faculty but really in promoting a certain philosophy based in conservative economics (econ courses I believe are required there).

That said, I have to agree with a lot of people on this thread in saying that it doesn't really matter. Your views are your own and professors and fellow students alike will probably respect them. Case in point: my sister just graduated from George Mason law. She is mega-liberal. She was extremely pleased with her education, often disagreed with her professors but never felt uncomfortable, and her LoRs coming out of school were written by a guy who is now Rick Perry's Solicitor General.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby gobuffs10 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Your views will only become an issue if you make them one, because nobody cares what you think. You can join a think tank and insulate yourself from opposing viewpoints when you're done with law school, but until then, you live in a world where not everyone agrees with you.

Try Colorado, Wisconsin, or Berkeley. I hear they're pretty conservative.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby AbbeyRoadLaw » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:25 pm

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:21 pm

Of all the factors that should matter to you in picking a law school, this one should pretty much nonexistent. You should go to the school that best matches your professional and financial goals, not one that makes you feel insulated from the shitlibs for three years.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby Nickg415 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:28 pm

BYU is hands down the most conservative school. I am going there for my Undergrad and they are conservative to a fault! As you probably know its an LDS funded school so its also religiously conservative as well.

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Re: Conservative law schools?

Postby yeast master » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:38 pm

Nickg415 wrote:BYU is hands down the most conservative school. I am going there for my Undergrad and they are conservative to a fault! As you probably know its an LDS funded school so its also religiously conservative as well.


The law school is more moderate. I haven't really noticed a general rightward bent among the faculty, though there are some who are definitely conservative. There are also some staunch lefties and many whose politics I can't discern. The student body leans right, but there are plenty of lefties and moderates, too.

What you definitely don't get from the faculty is the anti-religious and anti-conservative scorn common in other corners of academia (speaking from experience). The lefties, righties, and moderates are all pretty respectful of differing points of view, which is refreshing.




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