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luthersloan
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby luthersloan » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:34 pm

FUBAR wrote:It's all about the chicks man.


Seriously, it is about all the one L tail.

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Mr. Pancakes
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:58 pm

luthersloan wrote:
FUBAR wrote:It's all about the chicks man.


Seriously, it is about all the one L tail.


get paid to scope your next meat....interesting.

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Byzantine
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby Byzantine » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:30 am

Grizz wrote:You get to write intellectually masturbatory articles and get paid.


TITCR.

That is the reason why I'm getting out of humanities academia. Seminar classes are just big circle jerks. I don't want a career built on stroking the professor's (ego), paying the dues, and then getting mine stroked upon making tenure.

That said, I am open to working in legal academia. Aren't there some paths to take where you're not just writing masturbatory bullshit, but actually publishing stuff that has direct implications for real life?

ToTransferOrNot
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:56 am

Byzantine wrote:
Grizz wrote:You get to write intellectually masturbatory articles and get paid.


TITCR.

That is the reason why I'm getting out of humanities academia. Seminar classes are just big circle jerks. I don't want a career built on stroking the professor's (ego), paying the dues, and then getting mine stroked upon making tenure.

That said, I am open to working in legal academia. Aren't there some paths to take where you're not just writing masturbatory bullshit, but actually publishing stuff that has direct implications for real life?


I mean, every once in a blue moon an article actually has an impact. For example, Lynn LoPucki's book on public choice in bankruptcy venue selection is one of the main drivers behind the bankruptcy venue reform movement (which may or may not be a good idea and probably will never happen). Obviously, folks like Sunstein wrote themselves into relevance. But those folks are certainly not the norm.

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shredderrrrrr
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby shredderrrrrr » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:43 pm

ToTransferorNot: So how do you feel about academia, and more specifically legal academic literature? I can't quite figure out your feelings towards it...

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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby BeenDidThat » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Byzantine wrote:
Grizz wrote:You get to write intellectually masturbatory articles and get paid.


TITCR.

That is the reason why I'm getting out of humanities academia. Seminar classes are just big circle jerks. I don't want a career built on stroking the professor's (ego), paying the dues, and then getting mine stroked upon making tenure.

That said, I am open to working in legal academia. Aren't there some paths to take where you're not just writing masturbatory bullshit, but actually publishing stuff that has direct implications for real life?


Yes, there is. Some professors write on relevant topics such as national security, environmental regulation, and criminal/evidentiary stuff.

Some write on complete bullshit that nobody cares about, but c'est la vie. If you wanted to be an academic in a field where you're not writing about bullshit, and you have the grades/credentials to make it into the academy, you can do so.

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willwash
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby willwash » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:18 pm

Confucius says: Do a job you love, and never work a day in your life.

WSJ_Law
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby WSJ_Law » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:01 am

c3pO4 wrote:the real question is, how would you sleep at night.


180 tyfta

crv8623
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Re: What's the draw of academia?

Postby crv8623 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:41 pm

Grizz wrote:You get to write intellectually masturbatory articles and get paid.


This is one of the more ridiculous posts I have seen.

Nonetheless, LMAO

BTW Love the Grizz Pic!




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