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Monday, August 31, 2015

The Most Liberal And Conservative Law School Graduates

Liberal ConservativeFollowing up on Saturday's post, The Most Liberal And Conservative Lawyers By Practice Area; Law Professors Are The Most Liberal Among 61 Groups:   the paper by Adam Bonica (Stanford), Adam S. Chilton (Chicago) & Maya Sen (Harvard), The Political Ideologies of American Lawyers, also ranks law schools by the most liberal and conservative law school graduates.  Rob Anderson (Pepperdine) mines the data in this post.  Here are the Top 25 of each:

Most Liberal Law School Graduates:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Northern Illinois
  3. Howard
  4. UC-Berkeley
  5. UC-Hastings
  6. Northeastern
  7. Lewis & Clark
  8. Oregon
  9. Maine
  10. University of Washington
  11. Thurgood Marshall
  12. NYU
  13. San Francisco
  14. Golden Gate
  15. UCLA
  16. Seattle
  17. Boston University
  18. Yale
  19. Minnesota
  20. Columbia
  21. Stanford
  22. Pennsylvania
  23. Illinois
  24. New Mexico
  25. USC

Most Conservative Law School Graduates:

  1. BYU
  2. Ave Maria
  3. Wyoming
  4. Mississippi
  5. Cumberland
  6. Charleston
  7. LSU
  8. Regent
  9. Texas Tech
  10. North Dakota
  11. Idaho
  12. Mississippi College
  13. South Carolina
  14. Mercer
  15. Oklahoma City
  16. Nashville
  17. Appalachian
  18. St. Thomas (Minnesota)
  19. Alabama
  20. Oklahoma
  21. South Dakota
  22. Ohio Northern
  23. St. Mary's
  24. Texas A&M
  25. Baylor

In comparison, here are the ten most liberal and conservative law student bodies, as determined by Princeton Review's Best 169 Law Schools (2015 Edition):

Most Liberal Students:

  1. American
  2. Oregon
  3. NYU
  4. San Francisco
  5. UC-Hastings
  6. UC-Davis
  7. Seattle
  8. Northeastern
  9. Lewis & Clark
  10. District of Columbia

Most Conservative Law Students:

  1. Ave Maria
  2. Regent
  3. BYU
  4. Samford
  5. George Mason
  6. Faulkner
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Baylor
  9. Mississippi College
  10. Pepperdine

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2015/08/the-most-liberal-and-conservative-law-school-graduates.html

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