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

December 10, 2014

85 Years / 85 Ideas Students at Harvard, Columbia, and Georgetown Law School are demanding their schools postpone exams because they say they were traumatized by grand jury decisions made in Ferguson, Mo., and New York that failed to indict white police officers whokilledblack men. This is more than a personal emergency. This is a national emergency, Harvard Law School students wrote in a letter to legal the schools administration over the weekend. 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 a medical emergency to reschedule their exams. Yet the Michael Brown divorce attorney and Eric Garner casescould signify the first time schools have been asked to move exams because of a grand jurys decisions.

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