New survey of the ideological views of lawyers

According to a recent survey on the ideological views of lawyers, the legal profession leans left:

“Paul Caron at TaxProf summarizes (with table) a landmark survey of ‘The Political Ideologies of American Lawyers’ by Adam Bonica (Stanford), Adam S. Chilton (Chicago) & Maya Sen (Harvard). The study has a wealth of findings regarding lawyers’ ideological leanings by state, by practice area (energy, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation defense are relatively conservative; civil rights, employment, and personal injury are relatively liberal, as one might predict, but are outflanked on the left by entertainment law). Grads of all top law schools lean left, but those of Berkeley, Stanford, and Chicago more so than Yale, Harvard, and Columbia.”

Read: New survey of lawyers’ ideological views at Overlawyered

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