Posted by: maboulette | March 28, 2011

BACHMANN BIO


Michele Bachmann

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POSTED IN LIBERALAND

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann claims in her official bio that she received an LL.M in tax law, at William and Mary. However, it appears that William and Mary doesn’t offer an LL.M degree in tax law.

William and Mary does NOT now and never has offered an LL.M Degree in Tax Law.

The ONLY LL.M Program that William and Mary offer is for “Foreign Students” … Non U.S. Lawyers … William & Mary’s ONLY LL.M program is titled: “LL.M in American Law.” not Tax Law.

Her bio there doesn’t state that her law degree is from Oral Roberts University, even though William and Mary is mentioned. Perhaps she can clarify this during one of her many media interviews. Perhaps Rep. Bachmann got into the foreign LL.M program because she was actually born in Kenya.

UPDATE:  This post reflecting questions about Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s official bio raised the spectre that it was inaccurate when she claimed an LL.M degree in tax law from William and Mary. Because the college doesn’t offer that degree now, there was speculation that her bio was misleading. However, having checked with William and Mary, it was confirmed that Bachmann did obtain an LL.M degree in tax law when it was offered in 1988.

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  1. Once again, you should research before you publish. Michele Bachmann did get an LLM in Tax Law from William and Mary in 1988: http://www.alan.com/2011/03/28/michele-bachmanns-resume-does-check-out/ I can only presume you did not dig deep enough into “Liberaland”. Alan Colmes would be ashamed and shocked.

    And yes, William and Mary does currently offer a LLM in Tax Law: http://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/llmdegree/index.php On this page you will find the following information: “Our program offers a great degree of flexibility. Our LL.M. students create their own program of study by either choosing a broad survey of courses or focusing on one of our many practice areas, such as international law or healthcare law.” If you select the link to “practice areas”, there you will find listed “Tax Law”.

    This research took less than ten minutes.

    • Actually for decades The Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary offered a degree called a “Master of Law and Taxation,” and I think that is what Ms. Bachmann received and what she in facts claims to have a received.

  2. […] the publisher: A post here reflecting questions about Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s official bio raised the […]

    • Let’s try this again: William and Mary does currently offer a LLM in Tax Law: http://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/llmdegree/index.php On this page you will find the following information: “Our program offers a great degree of flexibility. Our LL.M. students create their own program of study by either choosing a broad survey of courses or focusing on one of our many practice areas, such as international law or healthcare law.” If you select the link to “practice areas”, there you will find listed “Tax Law”.

      • except the degree is only offered to foreign students. Its a masters in American law for foreign lawyers, not an LLM for American attorneys.

  3. Liberals are such liars. The original post was a lie. You liberals are so emotional you don’t fact check apparently. Crap issues forth from your mouth and then other idiots believe you and accept it as fact.
    At least Alan Colmes is honest enough to admit you guys are liars. Here it is check it out.

    http://www.alan.com/2011/03/28/michele-bachmanns-resume-does-check-out/

    You guys look so stupid when you do this crap. Do a little research first the next time idiot, so sorry that’s degrading to idiots.

  4. I dislike Bachmann myself, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to accept this crap as true. This took me 2 seconds to find after going on the website for William and Mary. Statements with no proof to back it up make you just as bad as Bachmann.

    http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/wm-alumna-announces-bid-for-u.s.-presidency-123.php

    • Well excuse me but if you went to the bottom of the post – you would see that I corrected that mistake!!


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