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93 Geo. L.J. 1167 (2004-2005)
The Patterns and Implications of Political Contributions by Elite Law School Faculty

handle is hein.journals/glj93 and id is 1181 raw text is: ARTICLES
The Patterns and Implications of Political
Contributions by Elite Law School Faculty
JOHN 0. McGINNIS,* MATTHEW A. SCHWARTZ** & BENJAMIN TISDELL***
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION   ..........................................               1168
I.  PRESENTATION  OF DATA  ................................            1172
A.  METHODOLOGY    ...................................             1172
B. BASIC STATISTICS ON LAW PROFESSOR DONATIONS ............. 1175
1. The Contributions of Law Professors by Law School ...      1175
2. Comparison of Law Professor Contributions with Those
of Similar Segments of the Population ................. 1178
C. PATTERNS AMONG SCHOOLS ..........................               1179
D. DONATIONS BY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP WITHIN THE ACADEMY       ....    1179
E. DONATIONS BY SUBJECT MATTER .......................             1180
F. INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS ................... 1183
II. POTENTIAL OBJECTIONS TO THE METHODOLOGY .................. 1185
A. THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA COLLECTION .................... 1185
B. THE REPRESENTATIVENESS OF DONATING PROFESSORS ........... 1186
C. FEDERAL VERSUS STATE .............................              1187
* Class of 1940 Research Professor, Northwestern Law School. ©2005, John 0. McGinnis, Matthew
A. Schwartz & Benjamin Tisdell. The authors would like to thank Javitt Adili, Benjamin Feuer,
Katherine Fugina, Michael Karber, Joseph Suh, and Paul Tzur, without whose efforts this Article would
not have been possible. We are grateful to Bob Bennett, Kenworthey Bilz, Greg Caldeira, Shari
Diamond, Jim Lindgren, Nelson Lund, Paul Mahoney, Geoffrey Miller, Mark Movsesian, Rick Pildes,
Richard Posner, Jeffrey Rachlinksi, Max Schanzenbach, Robert Sitkoff, llya Somin, and participants in
a Northwestern faculty workshop and an American Bar Foundation presentation for helpful comments.
Professor McGinnis acknowledges the summer research support of Northwestern. The views expressed
herein are those of the authors alone and not those of their employers. In case it may be thought
relevant given the topic of this paper, two of the authors are Republicans and one is a Democrat.
** Member, New York Bar.
*** Member, New York Bar.

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