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Suicide rate?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:35 am

Is suicide a problem in law school?

Which schools have the highest suicide rate?

This topic is just to satisfy my morbid curiosity.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:38 am

I'd assume NYU is up there for completely understandable reasons

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Postby 270910 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:06 am

About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/

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Postby vanwinkle » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:09 am

disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/

That's attrition for you.

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Postby 03121202698008 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:12 am

disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/


Jesus, 10%? What school do you go to again? Cornell?

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:13 am

blowhard wrote:
disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/


Jesus, 10%? What school do you go to again? Cornell?

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Tsispilos » Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:15 am

The suicide rate isn't too bad--generally about one or two per month. That increases a bit during finals. Sometimes it's distracting when a student slits their wrist during an exam, but after a while you learn to focus so it doesn't get to you anymore. The only real downside is that it's typically the weaker students who off themselves, which means that more of the better students are left, and that makes the curve a little harsher.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby kazu » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:06 pm

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:10 pm

Tsispilos wrote:The suicide rate isn't too bad--generally about one or two per month. That increases a bit during finals. Sometimes it's distracting when a student slits their wrist during an exam, but after a while you learn to focus so it doesn't get to you anymore. The only real downside is that it's typically the weaker students who off themselves, which means that more of the better students are left, and that makes the curve a little harsher.


So what's the murder rate like then? How many gunners do the median students whack to ease the curve?

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Tsispilos » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:04 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
Tsispilos wrote:The suicide rate isn't too bad--generally about one or two per month. That increases a bit during finals. Sometimes it's distracting when a student slits their wrist during an exam, but after a while you learn to focus so it doesn't get to you anymore. The only real downside is that it's typically the weaker students who off themselves, which means that more of the better students are left, and that makes the curve a little harsher.


So what's the murder rate like then? How many gunners do the median students whack to ease the curve?


You generally don't have to worry about that unless you raise your hand a lot and try to correct the professors.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:08 pm

Last night it was adult diapers - today it's suicide rate.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when we'll talk about butterscotch consumption relative to each law school!

GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!!
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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
Tsispilos wrote:The suicide rate isn't too bad--generally about one or two per month. That increases a bit during finals. Sometimes it's distracting when a student slits their wrist during an exam, but after a while you learn to focus so it doesn't get to you anymore. The only real downside is that it's typically the weaker students who off themselves, which means that more of the better students are left, and that makes the curve a little harsher.


So what's the murder rate like then? How many gunners do the median students whack to ease the curve?

you have it backwards. it's the gunners taking down other gunners.

fair warning, i just bought a very nice scope and silencer.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:07 pm

jayn3 wrote:fair warning, i just bought a very nice scope and silencer.


pssh. no match for this bad boy:

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:08 pm

i also spent yesterday finding ledges to lay on with my rifle. you'd be amazed how many hidden corners there are in mondale

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:09 pm

jayn3 wrote:i also spent yesterday finding ledges to lay on with my rifle. you'd be amazed how many hidden corners there are in mondale


What school are you attending? I'll make sure to save myself the application cost :P

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:15 pm

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i believe this is the view from a nearby holiday inn. please note the walkway into the front of the building, conveniently within an easy line of sight.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:16 pm

jayn3 wrote:--ImageRemoved--

i believe this is the view from a nearby holiday inn. please note the walkway into the front of the building, conveniently within an easy line of sight.


Minnesota? You'll be too frozen to pull a trigger anyways.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:19 pm

jayn3 wrote:i also spent yesterday finding ledges to lay on with my rifle. you'd be amazed how many hidden corners there are in mondale


hmm i figured there'd be better lines of sight from the rooftops across the street.

edit: nevermind, it appears you already know of the spot I was thinking of
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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:20 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
jayn3 wrote:i also spent yesterday finding ledges to lay on with my rifle. you'd be amazed how many hidden corners there are in mondale


hmm i figured there'd be better lines of sight from the rooftops across the street.


I think that book depository has a great view.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:27 pm

Knockglock wrote:Minnesota? You'll be too frozen to pull a trigger anyways.


Me before finals:
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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:28 pm

Thomas Jefferson wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Minnesota? You'll be too frozen to pull a trigger anyways.


Me before finals:
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:lol:

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:32 pm

there are also spots within the hall itself -- thanks you, open architecture. hopefully i can stick to the black jumpsuit and not have unnecessary insulation weighing me down.

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:49 pm

disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/


Wait.

SERIOUSLY?!

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby Knock » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:50 pm

whymeohgodno wrote:
disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/


Wait.

SERIOUSLY?!


No

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Re: Suicide rate?

Postby jayn3 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:49 am

Knockglock wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
disco_barred wrote:About 90% of the 1Ls at my school survived last year, but some of the 10% that didn't were killed or died in accidents - I don't think they were all suicides. The funerals kind of get to be a bummer after a while :-/


Wait.

SERIOUSLY?!


No

i was serious.




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