Last week, [Botsios] left a window open overnight, and someone snuck into his Tempe apartment to steal his stuff.I think every law student has nightmares about how bad it would be to lose one's laptop, whether by computer failure or theft (note to self and others: back-up files), and many people would have done the same thing. Take my other stuff, I will give you money, just do not take the laptop.
. . . Botsios said he had no problem giving a nighttime intruder his wallet and guitars.
When the man asked for Botsios' laptop, however, the first-year law student drew the line.
"I was like, 'Dude, no -- please, no!" Botsios said. "I have all my case notes... that's four months of work!"'That's when Botsios showed him exactly how important case notes are to a law school student. He wrestled away the intruder's baseball bat, punched the guy repeatedly, and called the police.
Interestingly, I think Above the Law ommitted the best line from the original story: "It's my baby," [Botsios] said. "Don't mess with my computer."
[title stolen from a fellow law school student, picture stolen from my roommate who captured me during the 2006 election watching my laptop and our then, tiny tv--showing how attached I am to my computer]