Law Profs’ Liberal Lean May Hurt Political Clout, Paper Says

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A larger percentage of law professors possess liberal-leaning ideologies in comparison to other members of the legal community, but this uniformity could possibly have detrimental effects when trying to leverage certain positions or recommendations in the political sphere, according to a paper published Monday.

In their paper, “The Legal Academy’s Ideological Uniformity,” law professors Adam Bonica, Adam Chilton, Kyle Rozema and Maya Sen theorized that the viewpoints of legal academic instructors can be marginalized or dismissed as partisan by conservatives. They pointed to a recent letter sent by more than 1,000 law professors in the the wake of Attorney General Jeff...

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