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Since when is Christine O'Donnell a lawyer? when did she attend law school?

when did she pass the bar?

someone claimed on a question yesterday that she's a lawyer.

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Asked by autodidact at 2:42 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Hahahahahaha!!!!!!



    Sorry, but that was funny... That woman has lied more about her "education" than anybody.... So I'm sure at some point she claimed to be a lawyer.

    Answer by Anouck at 2:49 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature with a concentration in communications, awarded from Fairleigh Dickinson University this past summer.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • maybe tjust he poster was wrong? y'know, not everybody on CM is that educated themselves. lol.

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Hrmmmm, perhaps this is a case of a 'self educated' Cmr who didn't check her facts? I hear they are out there...

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:05 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • yup, that's what I saw, too. no law school, no law degree, no bar exam.

    Comment by autodidact (original poster) at 3:08 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Dullscissors, I suppose it's possible the poster was wrong, but that doesn't take away the fact that she HAS "fudged the truth" about her education on more than one occasion...

    She graduated from Moorestown High School in 1987 where she was a member of the drama club and a student announcer.[1] She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she initially majored in theater.[1][12] In 1993, she went to the graduation ceremony but did not receive a degree.[15] FDU sued her in 1994 for $4,823; the debt was paid in 2003.[5][16]

    Answer by Anouck at 3:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • O’Donnell’s 2006 Senate campaign website stated that she was a “graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University,” and articles that reported on her 2006 and 2008 campaigns also said she had a degree from FDU.[nb 2][16] On September 3, 2010, her campaign said that her degree had been held up for years by unpaid student loans and tuition and showed reporters a letter from FDU indicating she had been awarded her degree two days earlier, on September 1, 2010.[15] FDU told Politico she was given her degree after completing coursework in the summer of 2010.[16] O'Donnell later told The New York Times she had had three senior years of college.[12] Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in English literature with a concentration in communications.[3]


    Answer by Anouck at 3:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • In a 2005 lawsuit, O’Donnell implied she was working toward a master's degree at Princeton University, but she later acknowledged she had never taken graduate courses there.[17] She claimed that she had studied at Oxford University in England; but that claim was called "misleading" by The Washington Post as she took only a course run by an unaffiliated institution that was renting space at Oxford.[17][18]

    Answer by Anouck at 3:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • As of late September 2010, O'Donnell's LinkedIn profile stated that she had studied Constitutional Government at Claremont Graduate University near Los Angeles, California;[19] but that University said it had no record for her.[17][20] When asked specifically about her profile on three occasions by the Associated Press and The Washington Post O'Donnell's staff made no reference to the profile being unauthorized. A few days later, however, when O’Donnell’s possible academic embellishments became an issue, O'Donnell said, "I never established a LinkedIn profile or authorized anyone to do so on my behalf.” [21] and O’Donnell’s staff asked LinkedIn to remove the profile.[22][23]

    Answer by Anouck at 3:10 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • grly's just taking a shot at my screen name, and demonstrating that she doesn't understand the concept of autodidacticism.

    Comment by autodidact (original poster) at 3:22 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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