Guys, it’s a beautiful day in Gotham – it’s May Day! Why should you New York LSAT students care about a pagan holiday celebrating the arrival of spring and the goddess of flowers? Well, maybe you shouldn’t. But today is also Law Day! It’s the day we’re supposed to stop and think about how important the law is. And should you New York LSAT students care about that? Nah, you’re only going to be becoming lawyers. But today is also Loyalty Day, when you’re supposed to think about how you’re loyal to the United States. And should you… ah, never mind. The point is that there’s a ton of holidays happening today. You can pick your own flavor, but the observance probably most associated with May Day, at least for young educated pre-law types, is International Workers’ Day.
Well, that’s certainly something for you New York LSAT students to take part in, right? The Occupy movement is hoping to cash in on the holiday by getting people to call a general strike, where you don’t work, go to school, or shop. They’re also staging protests around the city, but are being thwarted by their eternal enemy, the rain. There are nevertheless a lot of people out there fighting the man right now. From the Financial District to Midtown, there are plenty of places where you can get out and wave a sign or bang a drum. So should you, as a New York LSAT student, join in on the revelry?
Sure! You could maybe take one day off of LSAT study to join New Yorkers in the protests (unless you have class today! It’s an important lesson tonight, and you better not miss it). As long as you’re not missing class, spending the day protesting in this beautiful New York weather could help you recharge for your LSAT studies.
But more importantly, this could be your last chance to fight the 1%! If you think you’re busy now, just wait until you’re in law school. In addition to constantly studying, the majority of you will be spending the next three years shifting your mindset from “I want to make a difference” to “I want to make an assload of money.” You may find that in just a few short years you’ll be leaving law school squarely in the 1%. There’ll be no time for protests when you’re busy believing that Jesus rode dinosaurs to church, and you won’t be donating anything to the Occupy movement after you spent your yearly “charity money” on Romney’s reelection campaign. So get out there and stand up! Join the New York protests. And then go study for the LSAT.