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1 definition by Richard Epstein

The practice of providing admissions or hiring advantage to applicants with conservative political or religious beliefs in an effort to achieve "intellectual diversity" in educational institutions.
Law Student A: "John Yoo's war crimes memoranda read like Colbert satire. How is that hack teaching at Boalt?"

Law Student B: "Conservative action can work wonders for an academic career."
by Richard Epstein January 28, 2011