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Law Students: We Can’t Take Exams Because Of Ferguson - Businessweek

December 10, 2014

85 Years / 85 Ideas In a similar letter, Georgetown Law School students wrote : We, students of color, cannot breathe. We charge you to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter. Most schools have policies that allow students who are observing religious holidays, havesuffered a death in the family, or have defense attorney a medical emergency to reschedule their exams. Yet the Michael Brown and Eric Garner casescould signify the first time schools have been asked to move exams because of a grand jurys decisions. Its also forcing law schools to evaluate individually whether students are traumatized enough thattheir exam gradeswould suffer should law they be asked to press forward. Columbia wrote to law students on Saturday that those who feel their performance on examinations will be sufficiently impaired due to the effects of these recent events can petition to have their exams rescheduled.

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