Law schools hire more openly liberal professors than openly conservative ones, but the plum jobs at the most prestigious schools don't appear to be going solely to the liberals. That's the conclusion reached by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law who analyzed the ideology of recently hired law professors. Their study, "Ideological Diversity and Law School Hiring," is the first to focus specifically on the political leanings of law professors.
Study: Law School Hiring Skews Liberal, but Liberals Don't Get All the Key Jobs
The National Law Journal
July 21, 2010