Academia

Harvard Conference Considers Whether Law Faculty Are Too Monolithically Liberal

May need to hire libertarians and conservatives for intellectual diversity

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Despite improvements, conservative legal activists are pushing for more intellectual diversity at the nation's top law schools.

The chief justice of the Supreme Court and the two senior justices, all Republicans, graduated from Harvard Law School. But on Friday, it will hold a conference to address an age-old topic: Are law school faculties too liberal?

It's a valid question. Studies have confirmed what most law students and professors readily suspect: the Harvards and Yales and Stanfords remain bastions of liberalism, despite churning out some of the nation's most accomplished and respected conservative jurists and lawyers.

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