« on: April 12, 2005, 08:21:09 AM »
That being said, I believe that University of Chicago tilts right (Posner, Alan Bloom, Friedman, et al) but is, ultimatley, more balanced than many schools more oriented towards the left (Michigan, for example, which I think goes overboard).That's really true about Michigan. Ann Arbor is consistently voted the one of the most liberal city in the country. I have friends who describe themselves as "bleeding heart liberals" who say that sometimes it can be overbearing. Then again, having a liberal city makes it a little more comfortable than smaller college towns, Bloomington for example, which is a pretty conservative city with a pretty liberal university in it.
Back to the OP's concern, I think the real issue is that you're worrying at all. You should be able to attend any law school, and feel comfortable whether your liberal, conservative, or whatever. Personally, if I ended up at a law school where everyone thought that it was a forum for their political beliefs all the time, I would get sick of it very quickly, even if I agreed with what people were saying. I think it's really a indicator of how bad politics have gotten, that someone doesn't feel they can get an education at certain schools because they won't feel accepted if they disagree with the majority.