vanwinkle wrote:A couple things:
1) The whole "law schools are liberal" thing is a little tiring. Even if you take this argument at face value, you have to remember that one "liberal" principle that they embrace is inclusion of multiple viewpoints and diversity of opinion. Whether it's because they're not liberal or they are liberal and admit people this way, many rather obvious conservatives get into top law schools every year, and there's a complete and total lack of people claiming they didn't get into schools matching their numbers and must have been discriminated against.
2) If you don't mention it at all on your application, I don't think it'll even matter.
I know you're like the resident guru here on TLS, but I disagree with point number 1. Top law schools are dedicated to diversity, but I'm not sure they consider "conservatism" to be a diverse characteristic (you'll notice that there are no broad movements to incentivize conservatives to apply to law school). Also, you know as well as I do that if a conservative person openly complained that they didn't get into the top law school of their choice because of their political views, they would be beaten up beyond recognition by most forum members.