How can I get the political view of law schools?

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How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:58 pm

Like left wing or right wing, liberal or conservative, is it possible to get to know that?

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby dip_spLitter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:59 pm

this has been discussed in detail in a recent thread.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Nova » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:00 pm

dip_spLitter wrote:this has been discussed in detail in a recent thread.


Link?

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby dip_spLitter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:05 pm

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=195512&start=25

I stand corrected- that thread discusses the "most conservative law schools" but I think it diverges and answers what OP might be asking. IMO, academia tends to lean left in a political sense- even at a "conservative" undergrad in the south where I go. I would imagine LS is the same with anomalies here and there.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby 071816 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:11 pm

This is irrelevant.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Bronte » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:45 pm

Choose your school based on its job prospects. Among the schools that are worth attending in terms of job prospects, the political cultures are largely homogeneous. Both the faculty and student bodies of most law schools are majority liberal. Usually, however, there is a minority composed of intellectual conservatives. These are not your "ARE COUNTRY" conservatives. You don't have to be afraid of them.

The last poster to start a thread like this, we later discovered, was actually asking which schools have the most racist culture. In the event this is what you're actually asking, the answer is the same: no law school that is worth attending in terms of job prospects has a racist culture. The legal academy invented political correctness. The legal academy is veritably obsessed with equality, diversity, and tolerance. Law schools are probably the least likely place in the world that you would encounter racism.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby kalvano » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:56 pm

Political leanings is pretty much irrelevant.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby John Mill » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:56 pm

I really don't get the stigma that seems to surround conservative views in some circles, particularly here on the internet. An eagle cant fly with two left wings, we need both political parties to have a balanced country. I don't like the idea of assuming most academics are liberals and the first thing people think of for conservatives are the "ARE COUNTRY" rednecks and racists.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Swimp » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:58 pm

John Mill wrote:we need both political parties to have a balanced country.


You're out of your mind if you think that what we need for a "balanced country" are the two parties currently dominating American politics.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby John Mill » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Swimp wrote:
John Mill wrote:we need both political parties to have a balanced country.


You're out of your mind if you think that what we need for a "balanced country" are the two parties currently dominating American politics.


Yea yea politics are a cesspool and democrats and republicans both suck, Ive heard that cliche a thousand times. My point was that having two opposing parties of any kind helps maintain balance. Swapping parties keeps us fresh, plus depending on what our countries going through it can be advantageous to have democrats or republicans in power at different times. Both parties excel at different things, and fulfill different needs.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Bronte » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:03 pm

John Mill wrote:I really don't get the stigma that seems to surround conservative views in some circles, particularly here on the internet. An eagle cant fly with two left wings, we need both political parties to have a balanced country. I don't like the idea of assuming most academics are liberals and the first thing people think of for conservatives are the "ARE COUNTRY" rednecks and racists.


It's not an assumption that most academics are liberals. It's a well-documented fact that no one disputes. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/18/arts/18liberal.html. Otherwise, I agree that it's very stupid to be worried about the conservative boogie man.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Theopliske8711 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:11 pm

I'm not in law school yet, but a couple of my friends are. I plan to go to NYU, where they go, which is obviously very very liberal, but the kind of politics of law school students, with exception a noted few, are sterile. If you like mainstream liberal politics talk, your in luck; from what I have seen, the school is riddled with them; if you want something deeper, you may be left seriously wanting. I was ready to kill myself during some of the discussions that went on midst law school students. Most of these people certainly are not going to be Foucault readers, if you get what I mean.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:50 pm

Bronte wrote:Choose your school based on its job prospects. Among the schools that are worth attending in terms of job prospects, the political cultures are largely homogeneous. Both the faculty and student bodies of most law schools are majority liberal. Usually, however, there is a minority composed of intellectual conservatives. These are not your "ARE COUNTRY" conservatives. You don't have to be afraid of them.

The last poster to start a thread like this, we later discovered, was actually asking which schools have the most racist culture. In the event this is what you're actually asking, the answer is the same: no law school that is worth attending in terms of job prospects has a racist culture. The legal academy invented political correctness. The legal academy is veritably obsessed with equality, diversity, and tolerance. Law schools are probably the least likely place in the world that you would encounter racism.

Damn, I hate liberals. Just saw the movie <<dreams from my real father>> yesterday.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:54 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I'm not in law school yet, but a couple of my friends are. I plan to go to NYU, where they go, which is obviously very very liberal, but the kind of politics of law school students, with exception a noted few, are sterile. If you like mainstream liberal politics talk, your in luck; from what I have seen, the school is riddled with them; if you want something deeper, you may be left seriously wanting. I was ready to kill myself during some of the discussions that went on midst law school students. Most of these people certainly are not going to be Foucault readers, if you get what I mean.


I heard they are the most gay friendly.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby 20130312 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:00 pm

jrwhitedog wrote:Damn, I hate liberals. Just saw the movie <<dreams from my real father>> yesterday.

I hear Regent is a good school, even without a scholarship. Have fun.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Bronte » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:14 pm

jrwhitedog wrote:
Theopliske8711 wrote:I'm not in law school yet, but a couple of my friends are. I plan to go to NYU, where they go, which is obviously very very liberal, but the kind of politics of law school students, with exception a noted few, are sterile. If you like mainstream liberal politics talk, your in luck; from what I have seen, the school is riddled with them; if you want something deeper, you may be left seriously wanting. I was ready to kill myself during some of the discussions that went on midst law school students. Most of these people certainly are not going to be Foucault readers, if you get what I mean.


I heard they are the most gay friendly.


A twist! OP is an ARE COUNTRY conservative.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:47 pm

T14: U Chicago and UVA are relatively conservative (Chicago because the school tends to be associated with the conservative Chicago School of economics, whereas UVA is probably the most generally conservative T14 from what I gather)

T20: Vandy is relatively conservative.

T50: probably a few mixed in, but not positive which ones. Most University of __________ will have fairly liberal political environments though, except perhaps in the South.

All schools: Regent, Pepperdine and a few other are conservative (Christian).

Other than than, law schools, as most academia, tend to provide an overall liberal political environment IMO.



Most liberal schools include:

T14: U Michigan and NYU

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:21 pm

Lawquacious wrote:T14: U Chicago and UVA are relatively conservative (Chicago because the school tends to be associated with the conservative Chicago School of economics, whereas UVA is probably the most generally conservative T14 from what I gather)

T20: Vandy is relatively conservative.

T50: probably a few mixed in, but not positive which ones. Most University of __________ will have fairly liberal political environments though, except perhaps in the South.

All schools: Regent, Pepperdine and a few other are conservative (Christian).

Other than than, law schools, as most academia, tend to provide an overall liberal political environment IMO.



Most liberal schools include:

T14: U Michigan and NYU


U of Chicago is conservative? WOW, R u telling me Hitler O is not a socialist?

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:23 pm

jrwhitedog wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:T14: U Chicago and UVA are relatively conservative (Chicago because the school tends to be associated with the conservative Chicago School of economics, whereas UVA is probably the most generally conservative T14 from what I gather)

T20: Vandy is relatively conservative.

T50: probably a few mixed in, but not positive which ones. Most University of __________ will have fairly liberal political environments though, except perhaps in the South.

All schools: Regent, Pepperdine and a few other are conservative (Christian).

Other than than, law schools, as most academia, tend to provide an overall liberal political environment IMO.



Most liberal schools include:

T14: U Michigan and NYU


U of Chicago is conservative? WOW, R u telling me Hitler O is not a socialist?


Troll. STFU douchebag. Go back into your troll cave asshole.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:26 pm

Lawquacious wrote:
jrwhitedog wrote:
Lawquacious wrote:T14: U Chicago and UVA are relatively conservative (Chicago because the school tends to be associated with the conservative Chicago School of economics, whereas UVA is probably the most generally conservative T14 from what I gather)

T20: Vandy is relatively conservative.

T50: probably a few mixed in, but not positive which ones. Most University of __________ will have fairly liberal political environments though, except perhaps in the South.

All schools: Regent, Pepperdine and a few other are conservative (Christian).

Other than than, law schools, as most academia, tend to provide an overall liberal political environment IMO.



Most liberal schools include:

T14: U Michigan and NYU


U of Chicago is conservative? WOW, R u telling me Hitler O is not a socialist?


Troll. STFU douchebag. Go back into your troll cave asshole.


Calling names,Ah?Typical liberal cocksucker.
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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Xifeng » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Law and Econ isn't directly related to political conservatism. Yes, we have conservatives, but we probably have more libertarians at UChicago. And ACS is the biggest student group on campus.

This thread is dumb.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Xifeng wrote:Law and Econ isn't directly related to political conservatism. Yes, we have conservatives, but we probably have more libertarians at UChicago. And ACS is the biggest student group on campus.

This thread is dumb.

And u r part of it.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby Lawquacious » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm

Xifeng wrote:Law and Econ isn't directly related to political conservatism. Yes, we have conservatives, but we probably have more libertarians at UChicago. And ACS is the biggest student group on campus.

This thread is dumb.



Yeah, which is why I qualified the statement re: Chicago as pertaining to econ conservatism. Chicago does have somewhat conservative bent (at least in this regard) when compared to some of the other top schools, but that doesn't mean that on the whole it isn't a primarily liberal environment like most law schools (because I imagine it is, and it sounds like it is according to you, who apparently attends there).

But yes, this thread is stupid, largely because OP is apparently an extremist who is essentially a troll in my book (if not intentionally trolling, but I think he probably is intentionally being an asshole given the Hitler comment. WTF. Who even says that shit in an anonymous post? To reiterate: fuck you OP).

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:34 pm

1. Everyone stop fucking with OP.

2. OP, stop being a shitty poster.

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Re: How can I get the political view of law schools?

Postby jrwhitedog » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:35 pm

bk1 wrote:1. Everyone stop fucking with OP.

2. OP, stop being a shitty poster.


Actually I'm from Canada. But I won't go to law school unless the socialist dictator is gone.
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