CNN: Law school is a waste of time

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CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby NR3C1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:10 pm

"Law school is a waste of time" by Penelope Trunk, Special to CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/26/living/re ... law-school

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:12 pm

"Depending on what you want out of it, a law degree may not be helpful"

LOL

Here's a quick breakdown: Want to do something other than practice law? A law degree will probably not be helpful.

That was easy.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:25 pm

Is Penelope Trunk a pseudonym?

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:27 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:Is Penelope Trunk a pseudonym?

I don't know, but Penelope Trunk is crazy and nothing she writes should be taken seriously. See this recent thread for some great Penelope Trunk-related lulz: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=164469&hilit=penelope+trunk

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:33 pm

I thought the evidence she cited was convincing.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Real Madrid » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:44 pm

How does this woman's work get published by other outlets like CNN? I know non-native English speakers whose writing abilities run circles around hers. I've read some of her other articles and it seems like the grammatical errors are never-ending.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby coldshoulder » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:49 pm

Apparently she doesn't even know how long law school is:
"Given that, investing two years and $150K in any one of those careers is probably overinvesting."

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby theadvancededit » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:58 pm

Real Madrid wrote:How does this woman's work get published by other outlets like CNN? I know non-native English speakers whose writing abilities run circles around hers. I've read some of her other articles and it seems like the grammatical errors are never-ending.


Yeah, I has a sad.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Curious1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:30 pm

Real Madrid wrote:How does this woman's work get published by other outlets like CNN? I know non-native English speakers whose writing abilities run circles around hers. I've read some of her other articles and it seems like the grammatical errors are never-ending.


Yea CNN publishes trash all the time. This is not news (you see what I did there?)

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Jalbrook » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:51 pm

Real Madrid wrote:How does this woman's work get published by other outlets like CNN? I know non-native English speakers whose writing abilities run circles around hers. I've read some of her other articles and it seems like the grammatical errors are never-ending.

Apparently she has Asperger's. Not to say that others with this disorder are as bad a writer as she is, but it may have something to do with why she's consistently published and interviewed by generally upstanding journalistic enterprises like CNN without any regard to the copious typos and mistakes in research.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby 071816 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:54 pm

Piece of shit, poorly written, poorly researched article.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby pwyoung » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Hey, if she wants to drop down the applicant pool with a terribly written article, I'm not going to object.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby OnlyRkNRollButILkeIt » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Ah yes, avoiding the difficulties of real life. I can imagine that writing blogs and skipping the part where you do research or proofread is taxing.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby mrtoren » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:07 pm

Fortunately, the general population is starting to catch on to her poorly worded points. The shrinking applicant pools are a fantastic sign that the job-dodgers are finally waking up. With any luck, it will continue to decline and the legal jobs market will be bearable once again.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Ikki » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:10 pm

What the fuck is an LSA?

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:12 pm

lol it's weird seeing an article like this in something that's not the onion

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:14 pm

Law schools rely on the LSA and school grades

Strong opening, Penelope.

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 pm

Going to law school watching/reading CNN is a waste of time.

FTFH

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby FantasticMrFox » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
Law schools rely on the LSA and school grades

Strong opening, Penelope.

I wonder why someone can't just edit her articles

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Re: CNN: Law school is a waste of time

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:25 pm

Although she does have an article that most TLS posters should give to their significant others: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2010/11/1 ... aspergers/




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