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Harvard Law School Grad Sets Fire to 9/11 Chapel

What are they teaching at Harvard Law?

An Ivy League law grad told his mom he must have been out of his mind to spark a blaze at a sacred 9/11 chapel - and now he's out of a job, too.

White-shoe firm Sidley Austin yanked Brian Schroeder's employment offer Monday morning, firm partner Bill Conlon said.

Schroeder, a Harvard Law School grad, worked in the firm's New York office for part of the summer, Conlon confirmed.

He was supposed to return but lost the opportunity after cops say he set fire to a Manhattan chapel containing the remains of 9/11 victims in a drunken prank early Friday.

Sidley Austin -- the nation's seventh largest law firm, according to The National Law Journal -- had five floors and some 600 employees in the north tower of the World Trade Center. One employee, switchboard operator Rosemary Smith, died in the attacks.

Schroeder's mom told the News on Monday her 26-year-old son doesn't remember how or why he committed the atrocious act.

Here's a hint. He's a radical leftist moonbat who hates America. He's been wishing to do something like this for a long time, but only got the courage to do so after he had a few drinks in him. I'd bet his classmates and Professors secretly applaud him. Or maybe not so secretly.

Harvard law school friends also defended Schroeder Monday.

"I know him as someone who has traveled extensively and taken time to see parts of the world that many of the rest of us ignore," said Patrick Kelly, a board member of HLS Lambda, an LGBT law-student group where Schroeder was co-president.

"I know him as someone happy to help out first years or simply give a comforting hug in the library," he said. "I know him as someone who was deeply passionate about creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere at the law school"

Alice Schroeder also defended her son as an ace student who wants to fight for human rights.

He is a native Texan who had deferred his start date at Sidley Austin for a year and was making plans to do human rights and international law work in Switzerland, she said.

This guy would fit right in with the America-hating human rights crowd. Too bad he's too naive to realize that many of the "other parts of the world" that he loves so much would execute him for being the co-president of a LGBT group.

Final thought: Has he been to Wasilla, Alaska recently? Someone should check that out.



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Comments (33)

Yeah - crazy - if he only h... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

Yeah - crazy - if he only he could channel his rage into murdering abortion clinic doctors like good little Americans.

Perhaps Harvard Law should ... (Below threshold)
James H:

Perhaps Harvard Law should add "Drinking Responsibly" and "stress management" to its course offerings ...

Actually, I'm not going to ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

Actually, I'm not going to jump to conclusions on why this young man did this, just that it was incredibly stupid and he's effectively destroyed a bright future for nothing.

And of course Steve green stops in to....

well, what exactly did he stop in for? To imply that those he holds such disdain for here heartily endorse killing abortion doctors?

Ass.

Okay, I'll defend the idiot... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Okay, I'll defend the idiot here.

When you're drunk - really stupid things suddenly seem like a good idea. If you're LUCKY, when you get the stupid idea you'll be too drunk to coordinate any sort of action on it. But if you're not so drunk you can't move, you'll likely at least hazily remember what you did the next day.

This guy's saying he was too druink to remember. I don't buy it. He may not want to admit he remembers - and I can't blame him for that - but he probably remembers what happened, all right.

Guess I'm not defending him so much after all, am I? Hmm. Well, sorry about theat...

"To imply that those he ... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

"To imply that those he holds such disdain for here heartily endorse killing abortion doctors?"

No, to point out that hypocritical jackasses blame a "liberal mentality" when sickos like this Harvard guy do stupid things and yet they will turn around and just write off abortion doctor murderers as mentally ill.

But then, there are several folks around here who I have seen defend he murder of abortion doctors, so there's always the element of truth at work as well. No implication needed.

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"Green you must be and idiot."
- Zeldorf Ragshaft III - Wizbang Regular

If he went to the hospital ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

If he went to the hospital for a stomach pump or alchohol poisoning, or drug tests showed it wasn't just booze, I could believe he doesn't know what he did or why he did it.
But as someone that in his youth did lots of very stupid things, with blood levels measured as proof not percent, I don't buy it.

If he had set fire to an ab... (Below threshold)
davidt:

If he had set fire to an abortion clinic...

Here's a hint. He'... (Below threshold)
jp2:
Here's a hint. He's a radical leftist moonbat who hates America. He's been wishing to do something like this for a long time, but only got the courage to do so after he had a few drinks in him. I'd bet his classmates and Professors secretly applaud him. Or maybe not so secretly.

I read the article - I'm not sure how any rational person, no matter how much of a hack they are - could infer that from such a small article. Absolutely nothing of which you state has anything to do with any facts, references etc.

Bizarre.

Steve,Nobody was "... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Steve,

Nobody was "writing the killer off as mentally ill", I assume you mean, of the murdering scumbag Tiller. The man's mental illness is a FACT according to testimony of his family and those who knew him. Moreover, no one I know is excusing the man's actions based on his illness. I believe he should be punished accordingly regardless. Try to refrain from engaging in further projection. It only makes you look stupid.

JLawson"Okay, I'll... (Below threshold)
914:

JLawson

"Okay, I'll defend the idiot here."

Had Me fooled ...Just for a split second I Really thought You were going to defend Steve Green.

My bad.

How cute, 914 has turned in... (Below threshold)
Steve Green:

How cute, 914 has turned into my own private stalker.

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"Green you must be and idiot."
- Zeldorf Ragshaft III - Wizbang Regular

I have no problem with peop... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I have no problem with people showing this young man compassion. However, he committed a crime and must face judgement under the law. The law firm has every right/privilege to rescind this young man's employment offer. Didn't know why or how he did it? Oh well, too bad.

Perhaps Schroeder should wr... (Below threshold)

Perhaps Schroeder should write to Bill Ayers. Surely, he would have a sympathetic ear. It seems likely Ayers can introduce Schroeder to Chicago insiders who will be more understanding of Schroeder's 'youthful indiscretions'...

Let's see. Oh! He's from H... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Let's see. Oh! He's from HARVARD! Well that explains it, see as who they have TEACHING there. And they have the most illustrious alumni! Just and Barry and the people he pals around with.

I know you don't really car... (Below threshold)

I know you don't really care, Steve, but every time you make a comment, you lose respectability. Since you're clearly not here for respectability, of course, you won't care. But the reality is, you do your cause harm by your constant off-topic comments, ad hominem attacks, thread hijacking and the like. Such antics do not make reasonable people inclined to your point of view. I suppose from the standpoint of street theater, like the people who like to play dead in the streets, you might see yourself as gaining the approval of your peers by "stick it to the [insert ad hominem here]." Well, you just make yourself more foolish in everyone else's eyes.

Meanwhile, may I suggest to the rest of us that refraining from responding, and letting his comments stand or fall on their own demerits, might be a better approach than feeding the troll?

wow. went from everything t... (Below threshold)
joe:

wow. went from everything to nothing.

--newlawstudent.com

Funny how people like Mr. S... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Funny how people like Mr. Schroeder are for "human rights" but rarely ever speak out against the AQs and Talibans of the world as they continually deny the most basic of human rights to those in their control.

btw Jeff, I agree and we should also add VIC to the "don't feed the Troll" list.

I think SAUD AND VIC have b... (Below threshold)
914:

I think SAUD AND VIC have both melded into one vicious troll named Steve Green whom is obviously starved for attention.

If he is so damned compassi... (Below threshold)
Kyle:

If he is so damned compassionate, maybe he could give some of those treasured hugs to the families of the victims whose remains could have been destroyed, along with an unqualified admission of culpability and an unequivocal apology, instead of an "I was too drunk to remember anything" dodge. Yep, nothing like dishonoring the remains of people who were killed in a senseless act of violence by trying to incinerate their memorial chapel in another senseless act of violence.

The "I was drunk" ploy come... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The "I was drunk" ploy comes from the law which deems you "drunk" if YOU ARE UNABLE TO CARE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY OR THAT OF OTHERS. The translation of that is that "you're not responsible for your actions".

It totally IGNORES 'who was responsible' for your getting drunk in the first place.

Of course a liberal will buy that and blame "society", "group pressure", "work environment", etc. Not the person who slammed down one drink after another until they were totally wasted. For them, "personal responsibility" does not enter into the equation anywhere.

Who answers questions with ... (Below threshold)
RicardoVerde:

Who answers questions with "I know him as..."? Was this guy given some kind of form to fill-in the 'I know him as' blanks, or is that some kind of Ivy League lawyer talk?

All you have to do is point... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

All you have to do is point out the hatred liberals have for their country and who appears first with a hateful remark? You got it. The ever, underwhelming presence of Stevie Green. Who I confess, reminds me of a high school softmore student. ww

Had Me fooled ...Just fo... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Had Me fooled ...Just for a split second I Really thought You were going to defend Steve Green.

No, he doesn't need a defense. Or a reply, for that matter. As Jeff pointed out, there's not much point.

Smart move by the firm.<br ... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Smart move by the firm.
If when he is drunk he commits arson and desecrates a chapel. No telling what other things he will do on binge, embrace the firm at dinner, rape, murder vehicular homicide. If he really blanked out then he needs to start a 12 step program now before he kills him self or others.

or he is lying immature individual.
Either way he is too much liability for any law firm to hire right now.

Though Van jones might have green job postion.

Well, once again I've set ... (Below threshold)
Steve 'Red' Green:

Well, once again I've set a high water mark for stupidity and predictable reflexive lefty boilerplate posts.
My work here is done.
So, once again let me remind you that if the ladies don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy.

And of course Steve gree... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

And of course Steve green stops in to....

...stick his penis into the mashed potatoes.

But then, there are seve... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

But then, there are several folks around here who I have seen defend he murder of abortion doctors, so there's always the element of truth at work as well. No implication needed.

Name them. WHO exactly has defended the murder of abortion doctors? I want names, and links. ANd if you can't provide that, I'd suggest you pour yourself a nice steaming cup of STFU.

Had Me fooled ...Just fo... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Had Me fooled ...Just for a split second I Really thought You were going to defend Steve Green.

Lol. I had the same thought.

How cute, 914 has turned into my own private stalker.

Yeah, cry us another. It gives me a woody. Don't wanna be "stalked", don't show up in the thread.

Typical Lib LOON. Did you ... (Below threshold)
poptoy:

Typical Lib LOON. Did you really expect something different?

"He's a radical leftist moo... (Below threshold)
Rance:

"He's a radical leftist moonbat who hates America."

Because we all know that huge, multinational law firms always go to Harvard Law, that hot bed of radical leftist thought, to fill their moonbat quota.

"I'm not sure how any ratio... (Below threshold)
Anonymous:

"I'm not sure how any rational person, no matter how much of a hack they are - could infer that from such a small article."
-

A reasonable person could infer it from this:
"..HLS Lambda, an LGBT law-student group where Schroeder was co-president." and from his volunteering for the cliched 'human rights' group.

Nine times out of ten, the person with such a background is a loony Lefty. Reality-based people just accept that fact and move on.

Whoops! Anon @ #31 was me. ... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Whoops! Anon @ #31 was me.

jp2:"I'm not sure how any rational person, no matter how much of a hack they are - could infer that from such a small article."
-

A reasonable person could infer it from this:
"..HLS Lambda, an LGBT law-student group where Schroeder was co-president." and from his volunteering for the cliched 'human rights' group.

Nine times out of ten, the person with such a background is a loony Lefty. Reality-based people just accept that fact and move on.

I understand attacking the ... (Below threshold)

I understand attacking the person who did this, but I don't understand attacking his professors, classmates, etc. They seem to know him as a generally good guy and are likely quite confused by his actions. Nowhere did they say that they accept what he did as okay.




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