Occupy Law Tower


Everyone knows if you keep pressing the button it comes faster.

A, on Monday: A massive crowd that won’t budge. It must be Occupy Law Tower, the grassroots study movement that spontaneously erupted at the start of the exam period.

B: No no, we’re only here in the lobby because we’re waiting for the elevator. You want to take the stairs to the first floor café.

A: OK, first floor café. Time to get my study on. And don’t think I’ll be leaving voluntarily. The Students United decision determined that studying counts as free speech. It’s expressive.


The caffeine is for energy to stress out about the work. When the caffeine wears off we either start work or have more coffee.

A, on Wednesday: Good news and bad news. This morning, the café cracked under the weight of our mission to change the national dialogue on exams. We won free coffee all morning until 11am. Separately, the café serves free coffee every Wednesday morning until 11am, but that has nothing to do with our victory. Unfortunately, our attempt to set up a desktop computer failed. The official pronouncement: “We’re letting them stay there. We’re not going to have them build a new computer lab there.” Looks like we’re stuck with laptops.


Seriously, this is totally the last Colbert episode we're watching before we get back to work.

C, on Friday: Greetings friends, we’re here in solidarity from Occupation Library Annex.


Live video stream of Annex after Tower reinforcement.

A: Reinforcements have arrived for the weekend. But who’s holding down Occupation Library Annex? Look, more reinforcements.

B: No no, we met Monday remember? The elevator just picked us up from the ground floor but it isn’t working past the first floor. We’re so tired from standing that we’re not even stressed out. I think we need coffee to get us all frantic and nervous.

C: Join us, friends.


Stanley Fisher posted on December 12, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thanks for the humor, much needed this time of the year!

tamar frankel posted on December 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Thanks for sharing and for having a sense of humor. It is important for lawyers throughout their lives.

Yaminette posted on December 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Hilarious!!!! Any chance you have written for the Boston Globe at all?

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