whydetached wrote:You'll be fine. Earlier this semester, on the day Trump scrapped DACA, one of our fellow 1Ls donned a T-shirt saying "been here since some 200 years ago", and he's still doing OK.mistakepluskeleven wrote:Anyone know about the political vibe of the law school in particular? Obviously the university has a reputation of being super liberal, but I wonder how that influences professors and classes at the law school? I've been too nervous to ask any of the admissions people or on the webinars - don't want to offend anyone
I'm definitely more liberal-leaning, but I want to go to a school that takes a well rounded approach to controversial topics. My experience in undergrad was pretty one-sided and I didn't like how afraid students were to have an unpopular opinion
It's a law school, so it's a professional academic atmosphere where people on all sides politely speak their mind, in and out of class. The Bay Area is very liberal/leftist, and that influences our law school. However, there is a small and dedicated Federalist Society at Boalt, and they do just fine. My own politics are very far left, and I feel Boalt is not far left, but moderate. I have friends in the Federalist Society (and I absolutely do not share their politics). We all get along.