hopefulundergrad wrote:Meh, this is what makes me hesisitant about UVA.
UVAer conservative trolling ITT.
Anyway. As mentioned social and politcal conservatism are differen't. i'm sure biglaw/corporate goon law people tend to lean towards lower taxes and less government involvement(which is ironic because government involvement/meddling gives them work) AKA fiscal/government conservatism. But i doubt they as a group they lean towards social conservatism. Many prominent and less prominent big law firms are quite involved with socially liberal causes via their pro bono work. Many donate heavily to liberal charities and political groups.
When it comes to professors, they are a few of the stogey Federalist types who dream of teabaging Anton Scalia, but the majority are the liberal types who avoided corporate law for the warm confines of the ivory tower. They tend to be liberal socially at the majority of all American Law schools, even at Dook and UT which are stereotypical conservative schools. Furthermore a great deal of them are also economically liberal as well.
No one is going to argue that there aren't many conservatives in the legal profession. But they are in the minority.