The University of Chicago and the University of Virginia were regarded as the top two law schools in the country for conservative thought.
Conservatives were still outnumbered in their ranks, but the showing was impressively strong. The Federalist Society had strong ties at those two schools, and Scalia taught at UVA.
I don’t know how long that trend will hold, though. Some of the new hires at UVA in particular were leaning a bit to the left. .
I’ll see your Professor Richard Posner and raise you a Cass Sunstein. ;-)