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TTT law school damaged by giant crane collapse

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New York Law School building damaged by giant crane collapse. School evacuated, classes canceled. NYFD concerned with “structural integrity” of the building. How will guidos study the law now?

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From the New York Law School emergency information web page:

Due to emergency operations in Tribeca, NYLS is closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb 5 – 7. Campus is closed and is not accessible until further notice. Please check this site for continuing details.

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See my previous post defining “Guido Law.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

Posted in Law

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  1. Guidos? What % of stufents there are Jews? Seems like mostly Jews and NAMs to me!


    February 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    • Correct, but I’m sure quite a number of IAs are studying prole law at NY Law School. I know of one who graduated from there, and became a loser at the end. Word of advice – avoid anything low status as much as possible, unless you can use it to exploit others without breaking the law.


      February 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

      • Being a plumber is low status, but actually a pretty good deal if you’re good with your hands. Low status law schools are another story.


        February 6, 2016 at 9:19 am

  2. Hilarious. Now THAT is what we call poetic justice. But now I think the city may have a lawsuit on their hands.


    February 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

  3. Sadly, Lion’s original Guido Law post is no longer on the first page of Google results. It was pretty funny seeing that along with websites for lawyers who actually have the last name “Guido.”


    February 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

  4. I can only cringe when I see numerous giant cranes working on tall structures around Manhattan. It’s expected that a few them are faulty and are not installed securely, which leads to the kind of accidents such as this.

    Yakov is probably too drunk with a girl in bed in Central Asia Stan to comment.


    February 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  5. LoTB,

    OT but Trump needs to hammer this home tomorrow night and keep pushing nationalism:


    February 5, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    • I can hardly wait the day the Asians take over American financial institutions and throw every white value-transferer out on his ass to do a real job. These assholes have had it easy for too long and they don’t give a shit about you or me. Better the Chinese run the banks than self-important Ivy league brats.


      February 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm

  6. Cranes can only operate under a permit issued by NYC Dept of Buildings (DOB). A civil engineer is required to prepare construction plans that show and explain how the crane will operate. A DOB engineer reviews the plans and approves the permit. The crane is supposed to be monitored by the civil engineer during construction to ensure safety.


    February 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

  7. I think somebody just sent NYLS a message.


    February 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  8. The upside to New York Law School is that people tend to confuse it with NYU Law School, which is a top 5 law school. So it has that going for it.


    February 5, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    • Not true at all. Although I have to say, I’ve come across a partner at a Big Law firm who graduated from NYLS.


      February 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  9. Wallace Stevens, who’s considered one of the greatest American poets, went to New York Law School.


    February 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    • CUNY was once considered the “proletariat” Harvard. Not anymore!


      February 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

  10. “Man who died in Manhattan crane collapse identified as David Wichs, 38, a Harvard graduate who worked a financial trading firm; Wichs was sitting in his car when he was killed in the crane collapse”.;-family-calls-him-most-special-person-ever/1188564/

    It looks like it took out a value transferer. On top of the world one second, and the next that cruel bitch fate deals the dead man’s hand.


    February 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  11. As it is a toilet. I want to see scatological pictures.

    See this for example:


    February 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    • Geez, all this complaining about Italians and you let Germans post here? 😉

      Seriously, these places are very, very bad for the students.


      February 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  12. My wife went to Seton Hall Law. She loved it and got a great job at a big Jersey law firm. She makes a very good salary (although not as much as Big Law in NYC) but still has decent hours where we can have kids. She doesn’t work 90 hours a week all year long.


    February 5, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  13. amazing photo! did you take that lion?

    james n.s.w

    February 5, 2016 at 9:43 pm

  14. The tragedy of TTT is that there are thousands of newly admitted lawyers (and actually a lot of TTT law grads who get a JD but somehow fail to pass the bar) but still there is a huge need for legal representation in many basic situations among poor people.

    Lion, would you consider reactivating your law license? There are a lot of practice areas that don’t a require a high level of expertise and would be enjoyable for you to do. Watch a day’s worth of CLE’s online and you could hit the ground running, take a few cases here and there.

    Estate planning or criminal law might be up your alley. For some sideline cash or just pro bono to observe life situations like one of your influences, NYC author Tom Wolfe.

    Get Yakov to consult with you and represent people charged with building code violations. I bet those cost a fortune in NYC.

    ava lon

    February 5, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    • Most actual law practice (as opposed to writing appellate briefs which is what they teach you in law school) requires someone to show you the ropes because there is no instruction manual.

      Basic stuff, like how do you file a lawsuit against someone, NOT taught in law school. And different in every jurisdiction.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      • Look it up on line. Somebody has got to have posted the procedure on how it is done.


        February 6, 2016 at 7:58 pm

  15. Some other law school news. Fewer applications and even top law schools are having difficulty attracting the best students:

    “The most urgent challenge facing the top schools is that applications from students with the highest test scores have declined. In 2010, 12,177 people with the highest scores on the LSAT (165 and above, the highest possible score being 180) applied to law school. By 2015, only 6,667 people with those scores applied, according to figures provided by Jerome Organ, a law professor who analyzes law school admissions data. …

    The risk of taking in students who do worse on the entrance exam is that those people may gain less from their $120,000 and three year investment in law school. Scores on the LSAT have been shown to predict first-year law school performance, and they correlate with a person’s success on the bar exam.

    Since 2011, Emory graduates’ bar-passage rate has slipped from 95 percent to 89 percent. Ahdieh said the school has focused on further indicators that a student will succeed, such as undergraduate GPA, but he acknowledged that the slip in high test-scorers may have affected the school’s bar results. “Is it possible that part of it is changing student incoming credentials? It’s possible it’s part of it.”


    February 6, 2016 at 4:15 am

  16., 02/05/16 – American Lawyers Apparently Have a Drinking Problem

    One in five licensed lawyers having a drinking problem, while almost one in three experienced symptoms of depression…

    The best career decision I made was dropping out of the night program at TTT New England School of Law after one year in 1988! I hope my former classmates are doing ok.

    E. Rekshun

    February 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    • That many lawyers drink heavily has been talked about for decades. I remember it being mentioned in my ethics class in the early 1990s.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

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