Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Report Of Man With Gun In Northwestern Law Building

A Chicago TV station has spoken with a law student inside the building, who said that about 50 students were inside for a first-year lecture when reports came in of an armed man spotted in an elevator on the building's 11th floor. The man appeared to be carrying a gun in his waistband, the story says.

That's pretty much all the news out there for now. Northwestern officials have told everyone in the building to lock themselves in their offices, and the student who communicated with media via his cell phone reported that people are laying low and staying away from doors and windows. The student said people were "calm" despite the situation.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I betcha that armed man was a coder at S&C or Paul Weiss! It was only a matter of time before someone went "codal".

Anonymous said...

Scary.

Anonymous said...

I think he worked with Big Mamma or creepy Clovester. Sure to drive anyone INSANE!!!

Anonymous said...

I am surprised someone hasn't gone codal yet. Lots of people on the edge right now. Only a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

Correct. Probably spent 200K on an education, and snapped after being bullied around by ghetto Big Mamma in a dead-end job with no way out.

Anonymous said...

Well at least I tried to be honest about what it is like to work for these solo guys and how they are always hitting me. At 45, I don't claim to be much to look at, but I wasn't so bad in the day. There is nothing I would not do for some steady work as a lawyer and yes, I know what that means at a small male firm.

In one interview I had at a small firm in Brooklyn the partner said to another guy in the office in front of me how people would do anything to get the job even hook, and the other guy said I wasn't half bad and could hook if I wanted.

Now at this point I am willing to wear a diaper carry a whip or whatever. Just get me out of this cycle of unemployment and debt.

Anonymous said...

Armed man enters the building.... big deal! They should nuke all these law schools and put all law school study for free on the Internet.

But that wouldn't be the "law school experience".

Northwestern, another ridiculous overrated and super-expensive place. An expensive finishing school for middle class kids seeking prestigy.

Anonymous said...

2:06 You are hilarious. Girl, I think we are in the same boat!! Although I am older, frankly don't give a rat's ass about the old, ugly, nerdy, saggy-assed and yellow-toothed loser lawyers - [back in the day I was able to land some fairly cute and monied dudes] - but still get hit on by creepy solos/small firm - which I never understand. They must be desperate. I have to imagine getting raped in prison by a moutachioed lesbian in order to prevent myself from clubbing their geeky heads. Especially these days as I not only struggle with debt, unemployment but also a terminally ill parent. I too am ready to wear a diaper [!] whatever it takes. I do wish you luck - [you really made me laugh!!]

Anonymous said...

probably misses his old glasses. or has no dental plan, or needs braces.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Verizon to Cut 13,000 Jobs

http://money.cnn.com/2010/01/26/news/companies/verizon_layoffs/index.htm?hpt=Sbin

I know this has nothing to do directly with the legal profession, but everyone should note that when a huge company like Verizon announces job cuts this big, they aren't completely getting rid of all those positions -- they couldn't. Most of those jobs are undoubtedly what they consider fungible, i.e., like call center people, and they are switching most of these jobs to India and other countries. Just another 13,000 livelihoods in the unraveling of America.

Why should this be of interest here? It is of interest because the same trend is happening in our profession, and it hasn't really even begun yet.

When the last transactional or IP junior associate at BigLaw please shut the lights as s/he leaves the building, and remove the American flag and the bust of Abraham Lincoln from the room. Don't let the door hit you on your big, lazy American butt!

Now we'll see how many gung-ho young free market capitalists and Federalist Society members are out there in law-law land.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Yep, this guy was driven insane due to an illness and no health insurance.

Please Mr. Obama, stop yakking about how much you want health care - and DO SOMETHING. I don't need to listen to how much your heart bleeds for all of us - just show me the INSURANCE!!!

Anonymous said...

SHOW ME THE INSURANCE!!!

SHOW ME THE INSURANCE!!!

SHOW ME THE INSURANCE!!!

Anonymous said...

2:06 and 2:17
Well done. Especially 2:06. A little self-deprecation and humor go a long way toward making your point.

Anonymous said...

Please do the world a favor and blow up Northwestern law school. Put all law school study for free on the Internet. These bloated schools can be converted into public housing (for out of work lawyers and their graduates, also).

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