Thursday, September 15, 2005

Federalist Society at NDLS

I was glancing over the list of names on the email list for the Federalist Society today, and I did a count. It appears that OVER 1/3 of the law school student body is a member of the Federalist Society. Crazy. I don't know what that says, but it at least says that there are generally conservative, open-minded folks interested in debate here at NDLS. The President of the Notre Dame Chapter has his own blog. Check it out here.

8 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, Blogger nugatory said...

I think my name is on that list (at least it should be because I signed myself up) but I would not call myself conservative. I don't think that I am alone in that I enjoy federalist society meetings events, but not because I always agree with the substance.

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Becky said...

That's ok. The Federalist Society is meant for debate between people who care about the law. It's supposed to have people in it who disagree. The point, I think, is that I know many, many close-minded liberals, and the fact that liberals at NDLS join the Federalist Society says something. Thanks for the comment

 
At 11:29 AM, Anonymous wondertwin said...

I think there are just as many close-minded conservatives as well, Becky. The "other side" of the political spectrum always seems more close-minded to us (both of us, I'd say) - especially when certain hot-issues are debated.

 
At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Open Minded Lib said...

I don't think you should assume that there are tons of closed-minded liberals but all these conservatives at ND are so open-minded. The thing is, there are people on both "sides" and everywhere in between who are closed-minded, and there are people who are open-minded. I just wonder if you give the members of the American Constitution Society the same type of label - are they all open-minded liberals interested in debate? I have no doubt that there are some open-minded conservatives in the Federalist Society, but I have a feeling that there also many who are in it because it reinforces, not challenges, their ideology.

 
At 1:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, we find at ND that most people join the Federalist Society because they have an enormous budget and heavily subsidize student trips to conferences in cities like Boston and San Francisco.

 
At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously Becky's stance on close-minded liberals speaks volumes about her own close-mindedness.

 
At 11:00 AM, Anonymous Becky said...

Did I say anything about close-minded liberals in this post? People are making unmerited assumptions. I have no doubt that there are open-minded liberals in the ACS, there just aren't many members. Simple facts.

 
At 11:49 AM, Anonymous wondertwin said...

"The point, I think, is that I know many, many close-minded liberals, and the fact that liberals at NDLS join the Federalist Society says something."

Yeah, Becky, you did say something about close-minded liberals. I agree, O.M.L. - more on my point that there are close-minded and open-minded people on both "sides" - even at ND, and even in the NDLS.

I'm not saying that I don't think you understand this Becky (and even possibly acknowledge that it is true), I only wanted to point out that the original comment above came across to me that you assume all liberals at NDLS are close-minded from the "many, many" that you know already.

I'm not sure if this is actually what you unconsciously think, but it certainly came across that way.

 

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