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“Traumatized” law students

The New York Times reported, completely non-ironically, that “Columbia Law School is allowing students to postpone their final exams this month if they feel unnerved by the recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men” based on “existing policies for ‘trauma during exam period.’”

Law students who become traumatized because a jury decides something in a manner they disagree with should be allowed to flunk out, because they are clearly not emotionally equipped for the real-world practice of law.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 10, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Posted in Crime, Education

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  1. Law? Law is nothing more than a word in the US.

    My cat's name is Spitzer

    December 10, 2014 at 1:44 PM

  2. Their definitely mentally ill. Afflicted with “Political Correctness Disorder” or something.

    Read the open letter to Dean Minow at Harvard from a bunch of identity-politics student groups on this website:

    Rodolphe Boulanger

    December 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    • *They’re

      Rodolphe Boulanger

      December 10, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    • The Ivy league is done. It’s over. The PC disease is too deeply ingrained in the marrow. I predict we will see all serious research and intellectual stuff moving to Stanford, U Chicago, and the top tier Big 10 schools.


      December 10, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      • >>The Ivy league is done. It’s over.

        I disagree. The Ivy league is only getting more powerful and influential. It’s power and prestige never came from the useful research produced therein, it comes from a sense of exclusivity, snobbery and that it is the place for the elite and smart. Of course smart is a good thing, and it can be found everywhere – this country abounds in smart people – but the Ivy league far distances any rivals in forming up the other shallow qualities that don’t contribute to the commonweal but are very good for getting wealth and power.


        December 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      • Are you kidding? Do you think it’s any better in those place?


        December 10, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      • You will be in for an unpleasant shock if you ever step foot on campus at Stanford, U Chicago or U Michigan. The Ivy League can’t touch those places in the the PC race to the bottom.

        Peter Akuleyev

        December 11, 2014 at 4:15 AM

      • Sorry, that was a bad troll.


        December 11, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      • More cognitive dissonance and Ivy League related:

        Harvard business school professor wanted sue a Chinese takeout for overcharging him $4 and made a fiasco over it. LOL!


        December 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      • The benefit of buying from big corporate chains is that the price is always correct.

        The bodega across the street from where I live always charges me a different price for the same thing.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 11, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      • Small businesses vary in terms of service and quality more than big corporate ones.

        I’m sure you know with all my anti-Asian posts here, one can infer that Asians are generally “less pro-social” with the people whom they deal with. You’ll find the same behavior among other groups, but Asians who are eager to gain approval from SWPLs, fall short of their motives.


        December 11, 2014 at 12:39 PM

      • Lion- Prices are incorrect at big chains quite often. However unlike small businesses big chains track the frequencies of these mistakes and have a budget allocated for fixing these mistakes, often giving the product to the customer for free if they discover a mistake.


        December 12, 2014 at 12:18 PM

  3. What is the race and ethnicity of those “traumatized students” ?

    Florida resident

    December 10, 2014 at 2:14 PM

  4. They wouldn’t be traumatized if they were living during the Dinkin’s era because it’s the norm, and in the Giuliani era, it’s about cleaning up NYC. In fact, no one would be concerned during pre-de Blasio days, because blacks being killed by cops was just “a fact of life”.


    December 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    • And slightly O/T – The protestors are pretty much a Millennial phenomenon, who grew up in one of the most diverse and post racial society in America. Make no mistake, the Millenials will become more tribal due to their large numbers in our apocalyptic society where there aren’t enough opportunities for them. They will start to turn against each other, essentially cannibalizing one another over things that each previous generation had desired (status, women, money etc…). The baby boomers similar to the Millenials, who were also a very large contingent, had everything handed to them, and decided that wasn’t enough and raped in more for themselves during a time of plenty. The Millenials will just fight among themselves over scraps.


      December 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

      • We are living in a universe that closely resembles the Gotham of Christopher Nolan movies.


        December 10, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      • The cannibalizing has started and it will get real ugly by the time they get any real power in society. Young whites will not take it well when they realize their third world friends actually hate them.


        December 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      • We are living in a universe that closely resembles the Gotham of Christopher Nolan movies.

        Or you could say The Rape of Eden.

        A New Biblical Story: Adam and Eve, Joe and Jane, rapacious baby boomers go into a feeding frenzy in the Garden of Eden, sucking all the crops and livestock to their core, without replenishing them, as the land of plentiful becomes depleted. They decide to fornicate and have multiple children (who are the millennials), who grow up without any survival mechanisms, siphoning on the remaining subsistence, mostly eaten up by their parents, where they are fighting over one another with what is left. Starvation kicks in, their parents die off, and the children are trying to eat one another.

        What a great cornball, Hollywood script!


        December 12, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      • Future America is going to resemble a Mad Max movie more with each passing year, albeit a dystopia with a lot more black and brown marauders battling over what remains of our declining civilization than were depicted in the films.

        Oswald Spengler

        December 12, 2014 at 3:21 PM

  5. Somebody should have tried that scam when De Blasio got elected. At least that was a good reason to be traumatized.


    December 10, 2014 at 3:17 PM

  6. Yes, judges rule against lawyers’ motions and objections all the live long day, so if they can’t handle rejection and adverse outcomes, they’re not cut out to be trial lawyers. Maybe they can be paralegals at $35/hour for the rest of their lives…… heh


    December 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    • you certainly don’t expect them, to practice real law do you? they have bigger fish to fry


      December 11, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      • Yeah, in the early 90s the Dean at Boalt, an HLS grad ,actually said just that, explicitly, in a magazine interview: “we don’t anticipate that many of our graduates would actually practice law.”


        December 11, 2014 at 2:03 PM

  7. OT: the final (hopefully) Amanda Kijera award for 2014 is given to a white Berkeley liberal who gets clocked in the head by hoodie wearers during a “police brutality” protest:

    Photo of him here, he had “stop killing black men” and other slogans written on his shirt:


    December 10, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    • Good for him. He got what he deserved. White liberals are so naive.


      December 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    • Looks like reality got beaten into him…


      December 10, 2014 at 11:52 PM

  8. They should place fainting couches nearby where the students shoot their dirty movies (Butler).


    December 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM

  9. …they are clearly not emotionally equipped for the real-world practice of law.

    Well, that’s ok; they can use their law degree to enter any number of fields. /sarc

    E. Rekshun

    December 10, 2014 at 5:27 PM

  10. I’d love to see the average LSAT of these complainers when compared to CLS’ general population.


    December 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    • CLS.. LOL!


      December 10, 2014 at 10:55 PM

  11. i’m traumatized by the announcement that those who have been traumatized by the grand jury decisions may postpone their exams.

    does that count?

    World Moustache Champion

    December 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

  12. If these hypersensitive hothouse flowers were students at a toilet law school, then they’d have a real reason to be traumatized. That’s because most of them would go on to graduate and then get low-paying sh*tlaw jobs or be unemployed/underemployed with massive amounts of non-dischargeable student loan debt.

    Oswald Spengler

    December 11, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    • Yes, but they learned how to “think like a lawyer!”

      E. Rekshun

      December 11, 2014 at 1:21 PM

  13. I can’t help but suspect that this is a sneaky way to help close the grade gap. Either because the people who take the test later will flat out cheat (by learning from other students what’s on the test) or because the professors will get the test booklets in two batches and will grade the second batch more favorably.


    December 11, 2014 at 2:19 AM

  14. My guess: this is the administration’s way of showing their solidarity with the protesters.



    December 11, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    • Bingo!

      E. Rekshun

      December 11, 2014 at 1:22 PM

  15. I anxiously await until these titans of law hitting the real world and try to postpone court dates due to patriarchy inflicted trauma or hetronormative lunar cycles.

    Mike Street Station

    December 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

  16. I was in graduate school when the first Space Shuttle disaster (Challenger) occurred. We couldn’t cancel our final exams if we were “traumatized” by this engineering failure. If we had, we would have failed the course. Then again, we went to a real school. Why didn’t those pampered Columbia law students ask to be excused when guilty as sin OJ Simpson was acquitted, the biggest miscarriage of justice imaginable?


    December 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

    • I was having lunch in Bennigans with two black coworkers (professional, conservative, family-men) when the OJ Simpson verdict was announced on TVs blaring throughout the restaurant. While many SWPL Whites were elated, my two coworkers, to their credit, sincerely looked ashamed and disgusted.

      E. Rekshun

      December 11, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      • I remember the celebration by one of my SWPL female colleagues at the time. The matter never came up afterwards but I can only imagine how that event plays out in her mind today (if it does at all). My dad related to me that at his office, heavy with Asian female admin. workers, the women reacted similarly. Too bad video of those reactions isn’t regularly shown on TV to remind the gals of their past gullibility.


        December 12, 2014 at 12:29 AM

  17. Speaking of de Blasio, law school and his bias of Hispanics – He decided to skip the funeral of Herman Badillo, a Puerto Rican did I say a Republican Congressman, who graduated from Brooklyn Law School, top of his class and was highly touted by Mayor Giuliani. De Blasio probably didn’t like him because he was a turncoat and ALSO because he was Hispanic.

    A few weeks ago, de Blasio was late for the Dominican crowd in remembrance of Flight 587. Too bad it wasn’t a memorial for blacks flying to Haiti instead of the Dominican Republic, or else it would have been a different story. My view is correct that SWPLs don’t really like Hispanics, given the fact that they aren’t low down like blacks where there’s an agenda for them.


    December 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

  18. Great post and comments. Had tons of fun reading them. Thanks guys!


    December 11, 2014 at 10:40 PM

  19. They are so high above us with their rarefied sensibilities, if only we could spend a few minutes on their elevated plane of sensitivity.


    December 13, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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