FromtheD wrote:Just curious reading some of what's been said-- does the school/student body lean left or right? I hear Bloomington is pretty liberal compared to the rest of Indiana, but what's the word on the law school?
Its really relative. law school is going to be liberal, but to what extent is tough to really say. If you are comparing to the rest of indiana ( or at least minus Indianapolis, South bend, Gary etc.) then IU is very very liberal. If you are comparing to other law schools Its a little bit different.
Since ive been to two law schools now i can say that Comparing IU to UCLA is pretty night and day, not saying that IU is not liberal, just that the student body at UCLA is far more to the left then IU. I would say IU is more moderately liberal I guess. I do remember in Williams Con law, last year out of the 120 people in the class, only 2 or 3 raised their hands when asked if abortion was morally wrong.
For what its worth the federalist society at IU is pretty small.
As far as profs go, i'd say that a lot were liberal: Shreve, Krishnan, Williams etc. But there were also the more libertarian or conservative profs, Heidt, and we talked about possibly Hoffman. And some I really have no idea, like Steele.
So really from that perspective i think it was pretty balanced, but still what is conservative for a law student or law professor is not conservative for the general public.