It might not be a surprise that major law firm donations largely mirror those of law professors, and are weighted heavily toward Barack Obama (albeit not as heavily as lawprof donations), as Bruce Batista summarizes here. Why is this? Batista has his own ideas, and I'd be curious about others.
BigLaw Political Donations:
Law Firm Campaign Contributions Increase:
The National Law Journal reports that lawyer and law firm campaign contributions to the presidential candidates increased over the summer. McCain saw a bigger increase in law-related contributions, but Obama's take was still twice as high.