Columbia, Harvard, and Georgetown Law Student Snowflakes Need “Coddling”

Columbia, Harvard, and Georgetown Law Student Snowflakes Need “Coddling”

We have a new batch of special snowflakes to take care of. It seems that the decisions by the grand juries concerning the Wilson and Garner cases have been so awfully traumatizing that these snowflakes can’t handle their everyday lives. And so, they’ve asked for extra special consideration of their poor widdle hurt feelings. Paul Mirengoff of Powerline blog writes:

Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams.

Impaired???!! What the hell do you mean they are impaired? Did they get trampled on the streets of New York City during one of the protests? Did they get stranded in the Lincoln Tunnel when trying to shut it down? Were they standing across the street when businesses in Ferguson burned to the ground? What kind of “impairment” are we talking about here?  Paul provides us with the explanation from Columbia Law School’s interim dean, Robert Scott:

The law school has a policy and set of procedures for students who experience trauma during exam period. In accordance with these procedures and policy, students who feel that their performance on examinations will be sufficiently impaired due to the effects of these recent events may petition Dean Alice Rigas to have an examination rescheduled.

So, the “impairment” is that students attending law school who just can’t handle the decisions by a grand jury, might be too upset and it may cause these fragile law students additional trauma if they are forced to take their final exams?  Well bless their little hearts.  What will they demand next?  A cry room for every law school and a waambulance on call for whiners?



It’s so bad that they are being given the opportunity to reschedule their exams for a time when they “feel” better. Will that be before or after the Christmas holidays? By the way, its not just Columbia Law School y’all. Peter Schworm of the Boston Globe reports:

Students at Harvard Law School have requested that final exams be postponed for those who protested the recent grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City and have been “traumatized by this tragedy.”
“Unless you act now, you will allow the systematic underperformance of a great many students of color and allies on this campus on their exams,” a student coalition wrote in a letter Monday to law school administrators. “We cannot walk away from our pain, and we cannot ignore our call to act against the injustice that threatens our families and our commitment to the justice system.”

Harvard and Columbia aren’t alone in letting this kind of coddling crap happen. Law students at Georgetown, Yale, and University of California-Irvine are following suit. In fact, counseling support is being provided for these traumatized snowflakes! If they call these decisions that don’t have a direct impact on their own fragile lives traumatic; one wonders how real trauma will be handled in the future? Anemona Hartocollis of the New York Times writes:

Benjamin Brafman, a prominent defense lawyer, called the decision “absurd.”
“Despite the genuine trauma that law students may honestly feel about the Ferguson and Garner decisions, as lawyers, they are going to be dealing with tragedies many times worse,” Mr. Brafman said. “If law students cannot function with difficult issues like these, maybe they should not try and become lawyers.”

Exactly!! If these fragile little snowflakes are unable to deal with grand jury decisions that have no direct bearing on their lives, does anyone this those wanna be lawyers can handle 80 hour work weeks with demanding and overbearing bosses? Does anyone think they’ll be able to handle murder cases without running to the cry room? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

You know what? This kind of “coddling” doesn’t do anyone any favors. Using social justice as an excuse is just the same as the “dog ate my homework” variety of excuses. If I were the deans of Harvard, Columbia, Yale, and Georgetown law schools, I would direct all professors to hand out failing grades to anyone who would rather protest than take exams. The decisions by the deans and the professors to coddle these law students is absurd, its a parody, and its downright stupid.  If any of those special snowflakes want to be a good attorney in the future, telling a client you can’t work due to protest impairment will should get that “attorney” one thing; the client firing the emotionally crippled special snowflake and walking out the door to find a REAL lawyer.

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