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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:29 pm
by kktoot
I'm someone who like a big flat surface where no piles are necessary and everything-- a laptop, small desk file, and at least three open books at one time are typically on my desk (right now add 4 outlines...). I bought a 6 foot long conference table with legs that fold out (but with no actual fold of the table. It ain't pretty but it does the job- it's solid, large, and deep enough to fit the aforementioned law school necessities.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:56 pm
by misterstroma
I will get an EEE

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Black I think, since white never scratches well and I intend mine to suffer and survive numerous jostles and coffee rings. They're almost disposable in comparison to other equipment that costs 4 times as much, so much more easily duplicated. Maybe I'll alternate colors and get the white one a year later or after being robbed at gunpoint on the subway, whichever comes first. I am going to hold off until the last minute possible in an attempt to get the latest revision. I think the latest one is the Eee PC 900, I'm hoping the Eee PC Z model or whatever hits by late July. I imagine by August, most of the new obvious bugs will be corrected, and there is always something.

I'd like to get a Mac, but I will be living on a budget for the next few years and every grand counts, you know? OSS is not only peer-reviewed software, it is free. So my goal is to get an Asus Eee and put it into as much usefulness as possible, as cheaply as possible, using OSS wherever possible. I assume that at least one will be stolen, which is extra motivation just to learn to practice such security habits: hardware layers of logins and encryption, etc. I'm pretty sure that at this point I can manage any "Windows-required" application with virtual or emulated machines safely nestled on a custom, secure Unix kernel, and at this point know how to cram even that into well under the 4 G Eees if necessary.

http://eeepc.asus.com/global/900.htm

Until I earn it, I'm not buying a new bag, at least unless I lose my current backpack.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 11:46 pm
by zeezoo
Tumi ftw

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 12:22 am
by GodSpeed
IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:What about desks? What kind of desks should the 1L adorn his (no, not her-boys are better) apartment with?



I got a big ass(for an apartment) dining room table and use that. Way better than a normal desk.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:38 pm
by simplekin


Great looking bags (big fan of messenger style) though a little pricey. (Rips of the design and makes the same bag out of duct tape)

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:29 pm
by Grad_Student
Lockers:

Combo lock or Key Lock?

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 6:40 pm
by kktoot
Check-- some schools just give you a key because the lock is built in.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 2:50 pm
by Ulfrekr
I have a Chrome Metropolis messenger bag. It's kind of a pain in the ass to take on and off, but it's pretty comfy, and the weatherproofing is nice.

However, for law school I think I might use my Red Oxx C-Ruck bag. It's huge, yet comfortable and not bulky, and has an interior laptop pocket. I can pack it full of enough stuff to last me through a month of travel, so I figure it should meet my carrying needs for class. It also comes in a slightly smaller version.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:51 pm
by AJ
what do you guys think about this bag...would it be big enough for my books and laptop??


http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/P ... riefbag%20

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:24 pm
by M20009
AJ wrote:what do you guys think about this bag...would it be big enough for my books and laptop??


http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/P ... riefbag%20


No better go with this:

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:25 pm
by M20009
GodSpeed wrote:
IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:What about desks? What kind of desks should the 1L adorn his (no, not her-boys are better) apartment with?



I got a big ass(for an apartment) dining room table and use that. Way better than a normal desk.


Rolltop and a dining room table.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:29 pm
by sjk
M20009 wrote:
GodSpeed wrote:
IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:What about desks? What kind of desks should the 1L adorn his (no, not her-boys are better) apartment with?



I got a big ass(for an apartment) dining room table and use that. Way better than a normal desk.


Rolltop and a dining room table.


this is exactly what i'm rolling with this semester.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:35 pm
by Da Stain
It must be nice having rich parents.

Let me know if you need me to make you one of these:

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:39 pm
by sjk
SgtBilko wrote:It must be nice having rich parents.

Let me know if you need me to make you one of these:

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exactly who is this comment directed at?

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:45 pm
by Da Stain
People who use real tables instead of wood and a sawhorse, and can't spot a joke.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 4:51 pm
by Eriro
M20009 wrote:
AJ wrote:what do you guys think about this bag...would it be big enough for my books and laptop??


http://www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/P ... riefbag%20


No better go with this:

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TITCR. the table/desk debate becomes irrelevant, b/c you will have all you need with you at all times, and you can just live in the library, using the tables/desks provided for you there.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:00 pm
by sjk
no picture=no comprende.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:37 am
by Merrill
I looked at one of these in the Tumi store yesterday:

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It's pricey, but durable and well made. I thought it might be a tad small, but to be honest, I'm not clear on how often I'll be carrying big law books around. If I get most of my studying done at school and have a locker, I'd probably only rarely have one or two books to port around, right? I'd really hate to pay this much for a bag and discover later that it's too small, but I'd also hate to constantly tote around a bag that's too big. I'm thinking about not buying a bag until after a couple of weeks of school; then I'll have a better idea of what I need.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:59 am
by Palomita
Swiss Army makes a great laptop backpack-- it keeps it in a protective compartment and has places for your books, etc. I plan on using that.

Don't go rolly backpack-- I want you to have friends! :lol:

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:58 pm
by limegreen
I really don't like man bags. Or murses. Or whatever you want to call them. I definitely prefer for a guy to carry a book bag instead of a purse if at all possible.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:17 pm
by underdawg
I really can't believe you guys haven't exhausted all the possible things there are to say about bags by now!

I will be using backpack w/ laptop compartment + a laptop sleeve just to be safe. I will probably do the splitting the books thing, cause I need to keep my hands free to smoke mah cubanoz while I stroll to class.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:22 pm
by Merrill
underdawg wrote:I really can't believe you guys haven't exhausted all the possible things there are to say about bags by now!


LOL

...not possible.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:19 am
by M20009
sjkarlina wrote:
M20009 wrote:
GodSpeed wrote:
IStillPlayVideoGames wrote:What about desks? What kind of desks should the 1L adorn his (no, not her-boys are better) apartment with?



I got a big ass(for an apartment) dining room table and use that. Way better than a normal desk.


Rolltop and a dining room table.


this is exactly what i'm rolling with this semester.


Only because we live together.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:19 am
by M20009
limegreen wrote:I really don't like man bags. Or murses. Or whatever you want to call them. I definitely prefer for a guy to carry a book bag instead of a purse if at all possible.


I got a green one.

Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:26 am
by JusAbstinendi
I really like some of those leather bags. However, they're pricey and more vulnerable than some of the synthetic materials on the market. I'll probably buy a leather bag after graduating, but since I want a bag that I know can withstand the torment of law school, I bought this:

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Something about ballistic nylon and lifetime warranties makes me smile.