Columbia Law School Allows Final Exams Delay For “Trauma” Suffered From Grand Jury Decisions

Columbia Law School has agreed to delay final exams for students who are having trouble dealing with the “trauma and disillusionment” (their words) following the grand juries cases that declined to indict white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City. Making the matter even odder, students at Harvard and Georgetown want the same exam extensions, also saying they just can’t deal with their test so soon after the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions.

THE CONVERSATION QUESTION: Should Law Students Who Request A Finals Delay Over Recent Grand Jury Cases Have This Called Into Question After They Accept Their Degrees?

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