Necessities for Law School

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Necessities for Law School

Postby livitup11 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:55 pm

Law Students- what are the school supplies/electronics/food/other items that you could absolutely not survive law school without? What isn't necessary?

I'm currently shopping for a second monitor, wireless ergonomic keyboard and mouse, and docking station for my laptop. I've decided not to be hunched over my laptop typing for 3 more years. It occured to me I might want to invest in a few other items, but I'm not sure what's useful and what's not.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:00 pm

livitup11 wrote:Law Students- what are the school supplies/electronics/food/other items that you could absolutely not survive law school without? What isn't necessary?

I'm currently shopping for a second monitor, wireless ergonomic keyboard and mouse, and docking station for my laptop. I've decided not to be hunched over my laptop typing for 3 more years. It occured to me I might want to invest in a few other items, but I'm not sure what's useful and what's not.


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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Onion » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:01 pm

Also interested to see what people have found helpful.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:03 pm

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby PDaddy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:04 pm

I imagine that i'll eat many Bananas...good source of energy (good carb), Potassium, easy and quick when you can't grab breakfast. Can't go to law school without keeping a good supply of those on hand.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Onion » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:07 pm

thesealocust wrote:Image



Haha... thats the spirit (pardon the pun)!

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:08 pm

nm
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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby roadkilllaw » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:09 pm

Onion wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Image



Haha... thats the spirit (pardon the pun)!


you beat me to it!

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Onion » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:12 pm

roadkilllaw wrote:
Onion wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Image



Haha... thats the spirit (pardon the pun)!


you beat me to it!



You know you are going to have to be fast on TLS especially while I am board at work!

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby livitup11 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:16 pm

thesealocust wrote:Image


Yes, well, that goes without saying...

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby lbg0125 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:59 pm

I also have a docking station and external monitor -- they are an awesome combo, especially when it comes to outlining since I can have multiple documents in view at once.

I second the advice to have your laptop in good working order and to make sure you like it. Also, make sure you have a way to securely back up your data. This can be done with an external hard drive or you can get a service to back up your data for a monthly or yearly fee. I do the latter. Basically, just plan ahead to do this to avoid losing all your work at an inopportune time.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby missvik218 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:22 pm

I've heard that I should start stocking up on highlighters now ... especially the yellow ones.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Connelly » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:23 pm

eth3n wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Aids-The-Easi-Reader-Bookstand/dp/B00014VVWG

worth every penny


Looks great. So it works well with big-ass law books?

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby eth3n » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:25 pm

adjustable, and it works good enough for the 7.50 you pay for it.

- edit - I have the amar con law book, and if it works with that thing, it should work for anything

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby eye » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:42 pm

eth3n wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Maxi-Aids-The-Easi-Reader-Bookstand/dp/B00014VVWG

worth every penny


Just placed an order.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Ipsa Dixit » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:58 pm

Red Bull.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby emoticons777 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:06 pm

Headphones (more helpful than you will ever realize)
Highlighters (they go sssooo fast)
Back up hard drive (and actually use it)
USB Flash Drive (comes in handy more than you would think)
Suit (Black is the easiest)
Comfortable Bed (Memory Foam toppers are the best)
Snacks for the Library (Prevents you from spending too much $ at school)

Edit: Re this suit business - Black is the easiest - though it is true, charcoal is probably better, but I'm not a big fan of blue suits for women . . .
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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby apper123 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:23 pm

what brand highlighter do people prefer?

that is a serious question. i havent really found a highlighter yet that didnt run and/or get all over my clothes (you seriously can't understand how clumsy or sloppy i am). i need to stop being cheap.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby apper123 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:25 pm

emoticons777 wrote:Headphones (more helpful than you will ever realize)
Highlighters (they go sssooo fast)
Back up hard drive (and actually use it)
USB Flash Drive (comes in handy more than you would think)
Suit (Black is the easiest)
Comfortable Bed (Memory Foam toppers are the best)
Snacks for the Library (Prevents you from spending too much $ at school)


also add jack daniels to this list and TITCR

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby emoticons777 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:25 pm

apper123 wrote:what brand highlighter do people prefer?

that is a serious question. i havent really found a highlighter yet that didnt run and/or get all over my clothes (you seriously can't understand how clumsy or sloppy i am). i need to stop being cheap.

The generic Staples brand is my favorite. Yellow, of course.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby vamedic03 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:27 pm

emoticons777 wrote:Headphones (more helpful than you will ever realize)
Highlighters (they go sssooo fast)
Back up hard drive (and actually use it)
USB Flash Drive (comes in handy more than you would think)
Suit (Black is the easiest)
Comfortable Bed (Memory Foam toppers are the best)
Snacks for the Library (Prevents you from spending too much $ at school)


not to open up a can of worms here, but don't get a black suit - if you have only 1 suit - make it charcoal or navy . . . if you have 2 suits, make it charcoal and navy . . . after you have a charcoal and a navy, you can branch out into other colors, but the standard business suit is either charcoal or navy

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:27 pm

emoticons777 wrote:Headphones (more helpful than you will ever realize)
Highlighters (they go sssooo fast)
Back up hard drive (and actually use it)
USB Flash Drive (comes in handy more than you would think)
Suit (Black is the easiest)
Comfortable Bed (Memory Foam toppers are the best)
Snacks for the Library (Prevents you from spending too much $ at school)


I thought Navy was the go to business suit color.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby Lawl Shcool » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:28 pm

apper123 wrote:what brand highlighter do people prefer?

that is a serious question. i havent really found a highlighter yet that didnt run and/or get all over my clothes (you seriously can't understand how clumsy or sloppy i am). i need to stop being cheap.


I never thought this would be a problem, but nearly every article of clothing I have has a yellow stain on it now.

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Re: Necessities for Law School

Postby macattaq » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Something that has really helped me are cookbooks. Seriously. I've got the Joy of Cooking, and then various ones for Mediterranean, Mexican, and Asian cooking. Williams and Sonoma also makes a great one called 'Fast Weekday Meals' or something like that. Coupled with a decent investment in kitchen implements, this can save you tons of money and time, and you will always have the ability to make great food.

Oh yes, a large casserole dish and a slow-cooker are essentials. There is nothing like having either a) mass amounts of enchiladas or b) a great chili ready and waiting for you when you get home.




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