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Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:36 am
by scifiguy
What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 am
by clickerss
I think one of the scariest I've ever heard is the tale of Banshee Bordeaux. I guess a female law professor was murdered in her sleep by a student upset at her negative position toward migrating Cockatoo's from the south of France. Her head was stolen and it's rumored it's buried beneath one of the top 50 Law Schools. Rumors have it the head floats through the halls chanting like a cockatoo.

Though some say it's helped them better understand complex aviary legalities from their maritime law courses.

:)

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:27 pm
by stillwater
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?


dont go?

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:36 pm
by cinephile
There was a school shooting at Appalachian School of Law. A student had been failed out of school and he came back to kill his professor and ended up killing him and another student (and maybe injuring some other people in the process). People tend to forget this as it's an unaccredited school and people think, well that could never happen here [at an accredited school] but you never know. Law students are crazy. Put a bunch of them together in a high pressure environment and eventually someone will snap.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:38 pm
by thelawdoctor
stillwater wrote:
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?


dont go?


Great story bro.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:39 pm
by thelawdoctor
cinephile wrote:There was a school shooting at Appalachian School of Law. A student had been failed out of school and he came back to kill his professor and ended up killing him and another student (and maybe injuring some other people in the process). People tend to forget this as it's an unaccredited school and people think, well that could never happen here [at an accredited school] but you never know. Law students are crazy. Put a bunch of them together in a high pressure environment and eventually someone will snap.


Well yeah, you've seen "wrong turn" haven't you? :shock:

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:39 pm
by guano
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Latham

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:41 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
cinephile wrote:There was a school shooting at Appalachian School of Law. A student had been failed out of school and he came back to kill his professor and ended up killing him and another student (and maybe injuring some other people in the process). People tend to forget this as it's an unaccredited school and people think, well that could never happen here [at an accredited school] but you never know. Law students are crazy. Put a bunch of them together in a high pressure environment and eventually someone will snap.

Actually, Appalachian's fully ABA accredited. (Not saying it's a good school to attend, just that it's accredited.)

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:44 pm
by cinephile
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
cinephile wrote:There was a school shooting at Appalachian School of Law. A student had been failed out of school and he came back to kill his professor and ended up killing him and another student (and maybe injuring some other people in the process). People tend to forget this as it's an unaccredited school and people think, well that could never happen here [at an accredited school] but you never know. Law students are crazy. Put a bunch of them together in a high pressure environment and eventually someone will snap.

Actually, Appalachian's fully ABA accredited. (Not saying it's a good school to attend, just that it's accredited.)


Sorry, I had just never heard of it before so I assumed it wasn't legitimate. This should make the story more shocking - if it could happen at an ABA accredited school, then what does that say about accredited schools?

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:26 pm
by Kafkaesquire
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?


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Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:03 pm
by JamMasterJ
guano wrote:
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Latham

Dewey

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:56 pm
by mr.hands
guano wrote:
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Latham


What did Latham do? (i feel like i should know this...)

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:57 pm
by stillwater
mr.hands wrote:
guano wrote:
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Latham


What did Latham do? (i feel like i should know this...)


first firm to do massive layoffs after financial meltdown in 2008.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:58 pm
by t-14orbust
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Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:47 pm
by smaug_
JamMasterJ wrote:
guano wrote:
scifiguy wrote:What are some horror stories you all have witnessed or heard about from law school? And what lessons can be drawn from them to help 0Ls?

Latham

Dewey


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Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:33 pm
by Gunnar Stahl
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Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:09 am
by BlueLotus
This doc-reviewer Villanova Law grad who murdered his mom and then committed suicide over stress from student debt takes the cake. :shock:

http://abovethelaw.com/2013/03/debt-is- ... desuicide/

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:31 am
by cinephile
Speaking of Above the Law stories, there was that guy at Mercer (an aspiring Supreme Court justice) who remained in student housing the summer after 3L while studying for the bar, and then allegedly hacked his neighbor (fellow recent law school grad) to death. Either they never found the head or they only found the head and not the rest of the body.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:38 am
by Ludo!
I have a horror story for you.

I knew a guy once who posted dozens and dozens of worthless threads on TLS while he was a 0l. Every time a different inane thought about law school or the legal profession popped in his head he made a different thread about it. Everybody told him to stop but he just kept making stupid threads almost every single day.

Then when he finally started law school he carried over his aspie gunnerism into real life and annoyed the living shit out of his fellow classmates.

So one night after a get together at a local bar they brought the gunner out to the middle of an abandoned field and they bludgeoned him to death with their casebooks.

As he laid there bleeding to death he pulled out his phone and made one last thread on TLS asking for advice about getting murdered by your 1l class.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:14 am
by JaviSTB
Ludovico Technique wrote:I have a horror story for you.

I knew a guy once who posted dozens and dozens of worthless threads on TLS while he was a 0l. Every time a different inane thought about law school or the legal profession popped in his head he made a different thread about it. Everybody told him to stop but he just kept making stupid threads almost every single day.

Then when he finally started law school he carried over his aspie gunnerism into real life and annoyed the living shit out of his fellow classmates.

So one night after a get together at a local bar they brought the gunner out to the middle of an abandoned field and they bludgeoned him to death with their casebooks.

As he laid there bleeding to death he pulled out his phone and made one last thread on TLS asking for advice about getting murdered by your 1l class.


fuckin' 180

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:21 am
by sf_39
I heard there's a deranged law student who likes to cut people, dropped out of school and now scours law school forums looking for annoying posters who create too many threads.

Hmmm that wasn't much of a story. Shame.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:05 am
by NYstate
sf_39 wrote:I heard there's a deranged law student who likes to cut people, dropped out of school and now scours law school forums looking for annoying posters who create too many threads.

Hmmm that wasn't much of a story. Shame.


Are you an alt?

Anyway, that was a wonderful story by a wonderful storyteller.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:01 am
by PDaddy
cinephile wrote:There was a school shooting at Appalachian School of Law. A student had been failed out of school and he came back to kill his professor and ended up killing him and another student (and maybe injuring some other people in the process). People tend to forget this as it's an unaccredited school and people think, well that could never happen here [at an accredited school] but you never know. Law students are crazy. Put a bunch of them together in a high pressure environment and eventually someone will snap.


Columbine was enough warning for me; I'm strapped!

I like to keep the peace, so I keep the piece of steel with me at all times...trained, licensed, unlocked, and loaded - and I'm not the only one.

I believe in the right to bear arms, so my bare arms will pull the trigger without hesitation.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:31 am
by Tekrul
Getting CCW in NJ/NYC is like winning the lottery the same day you get struck by lightning and go triple platinum. If the day I look down a criminal barrel about to take my life ever comes around, unfortunately all I'll be able to do is impotently beg for the life of my SO if not for mine while thinking about my h&k p30, usp, and sig P226 sitting neatly cleaned polished unloaded and double locked behind 3 inches of steel with ammunition locked separately. My 25 yard 1.5 inch spread will be for shit.

Meanwhile there are traffic/security cameras out there with footage of me breaking up/averting physical conflict between strangers who had the fortune of engaging with me around instead of a phone camera bystander.

And with NYPD carrying 9-11 lb triggers, I'll take my chances with bad guy missing over taking strays in my direction.

Yea immadbro.

Re: Law School Horror Stories?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:36 am
by Br3v
clickerss wrote:I think one of the scariest I've ever heard is the tale of Banshee Bordeaux. I guess a female law professor was murdered in her sleep by a student upset at her negative position toward migrating Cockatoo's from the south of France. Her head was stolen and it's rumored it's buried beneath one of the top 50 Law Schools. Rumors have it the head floats through the halls chanting like a cockatoo.

Though some say it's helped them better understand complex aviary legalities from their maritime law courses.

:)


TJ?