to be fair, NYU has a healthy conservative contingent roaming its hallways. in fact, because the school is probably more politicized than say UVa, the coservative groups at NYU are likely more active and vocal than those at more relatively laid back and politically apathetic schools.
Very good point.
I work for an elected Democrat, and while I don't consider myself a liberal, I don't find UVA to be conservative at all. Sure, it's less liberal than most law schools, but that doesn't mean a whole lot. Frankly, from a political standpoint, the mere fact that people could be turned off by UVA because of it's supposed mild conservativism helps explains why Democrats rarely win in rural areas these days.