Thursday, September 11, 2008

Law profs $$ campaign contributions

Paul Caron, at TaxProf Blog, tabulates the political contributions by law professors this year.

Overall, 92.7 percent of the contributions went to Democrats. But for presidential candidates, it was a little less evenly split than that: 94.7 percent to Barack Obama, 5.3 percent to John McCain.

The breakdown in political contributions by professors at various law schools includes:

  • Harvard: 100% ($23,632) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • Chicago: 100% ($14,158) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • Michigan: 100% ($11,653) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • Stanford: 100% ($8,900) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • Texas: 100% ($6,107) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • UC-Berkeley: 100% ($4,850) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans
  • Pennsylvania: 100% ($2,711) to Democrats, 0% to Republicans

That's better than Stalin, Khrushchev, or Brezhnev ever did in Soviet election results.


Folks, anyone surprised?

Hat tip: AC


Anonymous said...

The Shysters always buy enough politicians (certainly more Democrats than Republicans as your figures show) to insure there will never be congressional limitations on trial lawyers. Because they have this locked in, unethical slimeballs like John Edwards will continue to extract huge penalties from doctors, hospitals, and miscellaneous health professionals. It is this situation that has put medical care out of the reach of most Americans, but the Democrats have succeeded in selling the outright lie that it's the doctors who are getting rich. Shakespeare was right on the money when he wrote "first, we kill all the lawyers."
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

Despite these figures, I am sure that these law schools would claim, with a straight face, that their faculties are very diverse.

Anonymous said...

My daughter attends one of the seven (happily spending this semester abroad) sent her this news. She will not be surprised. It's a very liberal place. She doesn't like it but she's almost done and out of there.