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In law school, if you were late for class, lots of professor whatnext12/09/14
"d rather entrust the government of the United States to the thecharmingmresq12/09/14
Dumbfounded. jstalin12/09/14
I can believe it. My Law school just gave a girl an extra tw dayman12/09/14
You know, if the same thing had happened at my crummy school 3lol12/09/14
The NY Post quoted a few unhappy students. What a joke. buster12/09/14
" the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury syste chicagojoe12/09/14
If one's faith in the justice system (assuming it was ever t 3lol12/09/14
I had a baby during law school and turned in a paper on time madathofstra12/09/14
Lets be honest. Black student unions push for this. They als karlmarx12/09/14
I approve of these accommodations, but feel that they do not dybbuk12/10/14
I think losing faith in the justice system its grounds for d chicagojoe12/10/14
If a judge wouldn't buy a non-case related external excuse i superttthero12/10/14
I attended Dickinson School of Law and was a Middler (2nd ye kaneloa12/10/14
In my 1L year, students in my class literally had their hous 3lol12/10/14
Pathetic !! Seriously, did any of these law students per patenttrollnj12/10/14
I propose that the ADA be amended to include hurt feelings o flharfh12/10/14
This is frickin' ridiculous. Even Dr. Martin Luther King, J soupcansham12/10/14
Right. Free speech does not mean consequence-free speech. It onehell12/11/14
When you encounter a legal setback, you put on your big girl depressedandhungry12/11/14



cacrimdefense (Dec 8, 2014 - 8:15 pm)

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/12/not-a-parody.php

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vespucius (Dec 8, 2014 - 8:42 pm)

What is wrong with our country?

I feel like a DINOSAUR Moar and Moar. I just can't relate to the racially divisive media, hollyweird, feminism, "college rape culture", progressives, and this weirdness.

Progressives are driving us into this weird pyscho-social sensitivity prison.

Garner's death was an accidental death, and the media narrative here and in Ferguson are just insane. The cops need to show some sensitivity and not go from 0-100 in a flash, but as mayor Nutter of Philly said, cops deal with some really bad scary people everyday- the insane, the addicted, the violent.

Our culture is insane, addicted, and violent- expect the cops to posture themselves accordingly, as long as we leave dangerous people on the loose and empty out mental hospitals.

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beepbeep (Dec 10, 2014 - 4:30 pm)

I kind of have this running theory that the biggest single reason so many lawyers seem to simply hate their work is that To Kill a Mockingbird is what inspired them to go to law school, rather than Kafka's The Trial.

Exposure of the banality and indifference underpinning our legal system should invigorate an attorney, not make them despondent.

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whatnext (Dec 9, 2014 - 8:55 am)

In law school, if you were late for class, lots of professors would blather on about how you can't be late to court or your client is screwed. Well you can't just skip court because you're feeling blue after watching the news. What a stupid decision.

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thecharmingmresq (Dec 9, 2014 - 9:09 am)

"d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of [Columbia Law] University"

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jstalin (Dec 9, 2014 - 9:42 am)

Dumbfounded.

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dayman (Dec 9, 2014 - 1:53 pm)

I can believe it. My Law school just gave a girl an extra two hours plus her own private room to finish an exam because she had a "headache."

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3lol (Dec 9, 2014 - 6:17 pm)

You know, if the same thing had happened at my crummy school, people would shrug their shoulders and say "well, that's typical of the attitude of students at [crummy school]". But this is freakin Columbia! For students at one of the best law schools in the country to act like this just makes the entire future of the profession look even worse on the outside than it does on the inside. I saw a news report on CNN about it too, and most of the students wouldn't talk to the reporters, other than one who supported the policy (because he's clearly a tool) and another who spoke against it. I wish it had been me. I would have lambasted the hell out of the school.

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buster (Dec 9, 2014 - 6:57 pm)

The NY Post quoted a few unhappy students.

What a joke.

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chicagojoe (Dec 9, 2014 - 7:01 pm)

" the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. "

What if you never had any faith in the integrity of the grand jury system to begin with?

If you can't take an exam when your faith in the legal system is shaken, how are you going to file your appeals on time after losing trials?

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3lol (Dec 9, 2014 - 7:05 pm)

If one's faith in the justice system (assuming it was ever there in the first place) lasts beyond the first couple of weeks of 1L year, you are living in a world of denial.

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madathofstra (Dec 9, 2014 - 8:03 pm)

I had a baby during law school and turned in a paper on time a few days later. Young people these days are a bunch of whiny little prisses. I wonder what will happen the first time a judge snaps at them.

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karlmarx (Dec 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm)

Lets be honest. Black student unions push for this. They also just happen to have 10-20 LSAT points lower scores than their colleagues. I got a 165, i sure in the hell wouldnt want to honestly compete with 175s and 180s.

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dybbuk (Dec 10, 2014 - 5:10 am)

I approve of these accommodations, but feel that they do not go far enough. A lot of law students may feel too emotionally impaired or traumatized by the effects of recent events to pay their tuition. A law schools that truly seeks to build a community of mutual support and trust must allow students to opt-out of tuition.

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chicagojoe (Dec 10, 2014 - 9:27 am)

I think losing faith in the justice system its grounds for discharge of law student debt.

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superttthero (Dec 10, 2014 - 10:16 am)

If a judge wouldn't buy a non-case related external excuse in a contested Motion for a continuance... then neither should schools.

Earthquake, yes. Dead spouse, yes. Terrorist attack in your city, yes. Ebola, yes.

Upset about perceived social injustice.... bailiff...

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kaneloa (Dec 10, 2014 - 11:05 am)

I attended Dickinson School of Law and was a Middler (2nd year) during the Three Mile Island near-meltdown. 3MI was 18 miles away. Every other institution of higher education in the area closed up and sent their students home. DSL did not (because canceling classes would've meant having to extend the semester or not meet ABA time-in-class standards, or something like that). So, my roommate and I commuted from Maryland (parents' house) for over a week. Run up, go to class, run back home as fast as possible. Probably were not a whole lot safer in Maryland than we would've been in Carlisle. If we could handle going to law school during a nearby nuclear meltdown, I'm pretty sure they should be able to take their exams several weeks after something that had nothing to do with them. On the other hand, I always equate tax law with nuclear disaster because of this experience.

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3lol (Dec 10, 2014 - 3:55 pm)

In my 1L year, students in my class literally had their houses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, and they (understandably) might have missed a couple of classes but they all showed up for finals without complaint.

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patenttrollnj (Dec 10, 2014 - 6:51 pm)

Pathetic !!

Seriously, did any of these law students personally know the people involved in these incidents? This is so pathetic, it's embarrassing.

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flharfh (Dec 10, 2014 - 8:47 pm)

I propose that the ADA be amended to include hurt feelings on the list of disabilities that require accommodation.

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soupcansham (Dec 10, 2014 - 9:58 pm)

This is frickin' ridiculous. Even Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went to jail for what he believed in. He paid the price for his protests because it was the right thing to do.

Now these whiny-ass kids want special treatment because they decided to protest. Protesting is a choice. It's not a choice that is always cost-free. By claiming that they should be accommodated, these students are trivializing the acts of protest they claim to support or engage in.

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onehell (Dec 11, 2014 - 10:44 am)

Right. Free speech does not mean consequence-free speech. It means only that you're not supposed to be jailed for it. Any and all other consequences are fair game.

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depressedandhungry (Dec 11, 2014 - 11:19 am)

When you encounter a legal setback, you put on your big girl pants and get back to work.

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