Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:27 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Academics, lawyers, other professionals, smart people in general = liberal.

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+1.... Intelligence usually means liberal. There is a huge correlation between advanced degrees and liberalism. Law professors are no different.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby kittenmittons » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:29 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Academics, lawyers, other professionals, smart people in general = liberal.

/thread.


ITT: Autofellatio

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby RVP11 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:30 pm

Blindmelon wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Academics, lawyers, other professionals, smart people in general = liberal.

/thread.


+1.... Intelligence usually means liberal. There is a huge correlation between advanced degrees and liberalism. Law professors are no different.


Also a correlation between money and conservatism, and between money and intelligence! zOMG correlations!

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Mr. Pablo » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:35 pm

People who generalize suck.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby kittenmittons » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:37 pm

Mr. Pablo wrote:People who generalize suck.


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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Blindmelon » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:03 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Blindmelon wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Academics, lawyers, other professionals, smart people in general = liberal.

/thread.


+1.... Intelligence usually means liberal. There is a huge correlation between advanced degrees and liberalism. Law professors are no different.


Also a correlation between money and conservatism, and between money and intelligence! zOMG correlations!


Well yes. It depends on what we mean by liberal though. Social/economic are different. The bottom line is that Jesus is king and we're all just playing out his heavenly sims game.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby 02082010 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:05 pm

Meh, this is what makes me hesisitant about UVA.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Space_Cowboy » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:10 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Meh, this is what makes me hesisitant about UVA.


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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby vtoodler » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:43 pm

I think corporate lawyers are usually more conservative, which would make sense.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby MC Southstar » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:47 pm

social conservatism =/= fiscal conservatism

it's sad that people feel the need to align to parties on their political stances, but it's reality. I wouldn't be surprised if BigLaw attorneys were more conservative, to keep more of their fat paychecks. Having money means you don't need to worry about arbitrary social policy.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby anonymous5042 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:15 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:Academics, lawyers, other professionals, smart people in general = liberal.

/thread.


Thank you.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Oban » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:15 am

Space_Cowboy wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Meh, this is what makes me hesisitant about UVA.


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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.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby billyez » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:03 am

Who cares what their leanings are? Gosh, take their class and get your grade.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Cavalier » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:17 am

I would say law professors are generally liberal (like most people in academia), but they look conservative in comparison to the typical political science or sociology professor.

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:17 am

Cavalier wrote:I would say law professors are generally liberal (like most people in academia), but they look conservative in comparison to the typical political science or sociology professor.


TITCR. However, what are you doing up this late?

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby Cavalier » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:21 am

vanwinkle wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I would say law professors are generally liberal (like most people in academia), but they look conservative in comparison to the typical political science or sociology professor.


TITCR. However, what are you doing up this late?

I'm on the west coast!

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Re: Law School Professors: Liberals or Conservatives???

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:26 am

Cavalier wrote:
vanwinkle wrote:
Cavalier wrote:I would say law professors are generally liberal (like most people in academia), but they look conservative in comparison to the typical political science or sociology professor.


TITCR. However, what are you doing up this late?

I'm on the west coast!

Oh. Carry on then.




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