Sunday, August 28, 2005

Times: If the Law Is an Ass, the Law Professor Is a Donkey [clip]

Thought this was an interesting article about the academic outlook.

August 28, 2005
If the Law Is an Ass, the Law Professor Is a Donkey

PROFESSORS at the best law schools are generally assumed to be overwhelmingly
liberal, and now a new study lends proof. But whether the ideological imbalance
matters - to the academic environment students encounter, to the kinds of
lawyers the schools produce and to the stock of ideas the professors generate -
depends on whom you ask.

The study, to be published this fall in The Georgetown Law Journal, analyzes 11
years of records reflecting federal campaign contributions by professors at the
top 21 law schools as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Almost a third of
these law professors contribute to campaigns, but of them, the study finds, 81
percent who contributed $200 or more gave wholly or mostly to Democrats; 15
percent gave wholly or mostly to Republicans.