bgdddymtty wrote:Amelie: I am in no way making fun of you, but it is kind of intriguing to hear a liberal talk about feeling awkward in an academic environment because of apparent conservative dominance. That's the way we conservatives feel at, well, just about every university in the country. I hope it doesn't deter you from attending.
Kohinoor: It is possible I may be speaking out of ignorance, given that I have not yet started law school. That said, law school is an environment dominated by members of one of the most liberal groups in America (academics), and it produces one of the Democratic Party's most stalwart constituencies (trial lawyers). I find it hard to believe that such places tend to be bastions of conservatism. Could it be that your views are just really far to the left on the American spectrum? (Again, I don't mean offense. I don't believe that the quality of an idea is necessarily correlated with its popularity. Just suggesting an explanation for your perception.)
The law is a historically conservative profession, so even the most liberal law schools will have some strong conservative opinions.