The country has almost never been more divided politically, and whether they’re strongly in favor of President Biden’s policies or adamantly opposed to them and cheering on Trump (or perhaps someone even worse) in 2024, people have been inspired to go to law school as a means to somehow change our country’s future.
As our readers know, the latest Princeton Review law school rankings are out, and today, we’ll be focusing on what are perhaps the most important rankings of them all: the law schools with the most conservative students and the law schools with the most liberal students. During these times of political division and strife, why not attend a law school where there’s a high likelihood that your classmates will share your political ideology?
Which law schools do you think came out on top of these lists?
First, we’ll begin with the methodology Princeton Review used to determine which law schools had the most conservative and liberal students. A single question was asked of respondents to determine the political bent of each school’s student body: “If there is a prevailing political bent among students at your school, how would you characterize it?” Answer choices were: “Very Liberal, Liberal, Middle of the Road, Somewhat Conservative, Very Conservative.”
Per Princeton Review, these are the law schools where you can likely go to Federalist Society functions without getting the side-eye, otherwise known as the law schools with the most conservative students:
1. Ave Maria School of Law School of Law
2. Regent University School of Law (ranked #3 last year)
3. Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School (ranked #2 last year)
4. George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
5. Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
6. Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (ranked #8 last year)
7. Mississippi College School of Law (ranked #9 last year)
8. University of Idaho School of Law (ranked #10 last year)
9. University of Mississippi School of Law (unranked last year)
10. Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (unranked last year)
Note that the majority of these law schools are in Southern states. You can likely pwn the libs and discuss ways to keep CRT out of our public school systems at these schools.
According to Princeton Review, these are the law schools where you’ll learn what critical race theory actually is, and band together to stop the assault on the right to choose and the right to vote — the places that are also known as the law schools with the most liberal students:
1. Northeastern University School of Law
2. City University of New York School of Law
3. New York University School of Law
4. American University Washington College of Law
5. University of California Berkeley School of Law
6. University of California Los Angeles School of Law (unranked last year)
7. University of Colorado School of Law (ranked #6 last year)
8. University of California Irvine School of Law
9. George Washington University Law School
10. New York Law School (unranked last year)
Note that the majority of these law schools are on either the East or West coasts, and two of them are T14 institutions. These damned coastal elites.
Did your law school make the cut? If it did, do you think it was ranked fairly? If it didn’t make the list for best career prospects, do you agree with that assessment? Please email us or text us (646-820-8477) with your thoughts.
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.