Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

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refusetolose
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Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby refusetolose » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:37 pm

Or will it collect dust and never be used?

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby luthersloan » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:39 pm

It will collect dust. There is no need to buy a scanner, if you should ever need one-which is doubtful- the school will have some.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby ran12 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:39 pm

refusetolose wrote:Or will it collect dust and never be used?


Idk if you really need a scanner but it's useful for backing up documents elecontrically and for example, if you send a cover letter for a job, you can print, sign, and then can and send it via email.

There are some really good all-in-ones for less than 200. I would get a Canon if you decided to get one. Look on Amazon.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby luthersloan » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:44 pm

There is no need to sign a cover letter.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby refusetolose » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:59 pm

Thanks, one less thing to worry about

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:01 pm

luthersloan wrote:There is no need to sign a cover letter.

Yeah seriously, mass mailing ales long enough without scanning a crap load of letters

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:03 pm

Only times I've used a scanner in my two years so far has been to scan my unofficial transcript to attach to email for job apps, and to copy another student's notes in a no-laptop class when I've missed class. I wouldn't worry about it too much since your school will likely have one.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:04 pm

Yeah I'm not even planning on getting a printer. All that shit can be done at the library. I didn't even have word during UG. When I needed to, I'd just switch the format at the library (though I am planning on getting word and one note for $80 for law school).

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby refusetolose » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:04 pm

Yeah seriously, mass mailing ales long enough without scanning a crap load of letters


What is the mass mailing for- Isn't everything usually done at OCI?
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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby Cavalier » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:04 pm

I use my scanner maybe once every month or two, so it's at least somewhat useful. But you should be able to scan at the law school, so I don't think it's worth buying a new one. If you see someone selling theirs for cheap (I bought mine for $30) you might consider getting it.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby Grizz » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:05 pm

refusetolose wrote:
Yeah seriously, mass mailing ales long enough without scanning a crap load of letters


What is the mass mailing for- Isn't everything usually done at OCI?


If you're smart, no.

edit: Actually, hell no. Probably half of the students at T13 schools, give or take, won't get jobs from OCI.

refusetolose
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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby refusetolose » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:09 pm

I guess I have more to learn. I should read these forums more.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby evilxs » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:30 pm

TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah I'm not even planning on getting a printer. All that shit can be done at the library. I didn't even have word during UG. When I needed to, I'd just switch the format at the library (though I am planning on getting word and one note for $80 for law school).



Check with your school. I get a free copy of the latest version of office with one-note every year.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby ran12 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:40 pm

evilxs wrote:
TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah I'm not even planning on getting a printer. All that shit can be done at the library. I didn't even have word during UG. When I needed to, I'd just switch the format at the library (though I am planning on getting word and one note for $80 for law school).



Check with your school. I get a free copy of the latest version of office with one-note every year.


Yea it's free at Duke as long as you're a student. After graduation you just pay $10 for the CD

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby scrowell » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:56 pm

What about beepers?
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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby emciosn » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:01 pm

I didn't even have a printer my 1L year and I got along just fine. I printed everything at the library. The only time it was a problem was on mornings when memos were due and everyone was trying to print them off at the same time and the printers run out of paper etc. There was never one time that I wished I had a scanner, though.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby emciosn » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:04 pm

scrowell wrote:What about beepers?
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Yeah, definitely. Call your admissions office to make sure the law building is beeper friendly though, you know, bank of phones...

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby random5483 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:35 am

I used a scanner twice for law school related work during my 1L year. In both cases I was scanning a handout on to my computer. A scanner is optional in law school. Nothing wrong with having one, but not worth the expense to buy one.

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Re: Do I need to buy a scanner for law school?

Postby DocHawkeye » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:04 am

TheFutureLawyer wrote:Yeah I'm not even planning on getting a printer. All that shit can be done at the library. I didn't even have word during UG. When I needed to, I'd just switch the format at the library (though I am planning on getting word and one note for $80 for law school).


Check before you buy. A lot of schools will sell Microsoft Home and Student to you for about $20 in the bookstore with an ID.




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