Top Definition
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
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