The reporters have the causation exactly backwards.
The gift is not designed to elicit conservative thought from the school.
LSAT Writing uses the same decision-prompt structure that used in previous LSAT administrations.
This structure is specifically designed to elicit the kind of argumentative writing that candidates will be expected to produce in law school.
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Instead the school’s thoughtful conservatism elicited the gift.
Those who support liberty, as defined in classical liberalism, want to help an effective institution that does not currently follow the academic orthodoxy arrayed against it. Anyone who is interested in more diversity of views in the legal academy should also applaud this gift.
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