Your Law School Accessories!!!

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erciesielski
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby erciesielski » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:52 pm

I have a Coach messenger bag that I use for school =)

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby qwerty » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:55 pm

I know someone with a rolly backpack; I keep tripping over it. :(

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Peachykeen21
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby Peachykeen21 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:23 pm

qwerty wrote:I know someone with a rolly backpack; I keep tripping over it. :(


LOL at my UG there was this girl who would seriously run over people's feet with her rolly backpack and not even notice. It's made me instinctively keep a 20 ft boundary between myself and people with those things now.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby Master Tofu » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:11 am

I used to have a bulky backpack but now, instead, I use the locker a lot. For each class, I take the casebook and the laptop to class. I do the readings at school so there is no need to ever take books home.

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riseagainst
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby riseagainst » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:07 pm

I have a Coach messenger bag that I use for school =)


good call. I use a coach bag as well (though more toward a briefcase than a messenger bag)

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby thundy84 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:46 pm

erciesielski wrote:I have a Coach messenger bag that I use for school =)


Me too! :o

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby kiskadee321 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:48 pm

ks2pa wrote:If you do get a rolly backpack, please get a seat on the edge of a row. If you do end up sitting in the middle of a row, please be on time to class. I can't count the number of times my head has been hit by rolly backpack users trying to get to their seats in the middle of the row.


Law school sounds dangerous.

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LabRat
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby LabRat » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:38 pm

I'll start with a regular backpack, but that may change. If I find myself carrying more than one book and my laptop, I'll get a rolly. Since I'm pushing 40, I really don't care about style :D .

I'll try to not hit anyone nice with it. Gunners beware.

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sbjohnsn
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby sbjohnsn » Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:55 pm

Don't use a rolly backpack. I've never seen one in my law school.

Most people carry a laptop bag, either a messenger bag or a back pack. Some are large enough to fit text books in, others are small and only for a laptop and power cord, mouse, etc. Some people carry both a laptop bag and a backpack. Most people carry a laptop bag and then their books in their arms. Some girls use big purses that have laptop compartments.

Our law school has lockers, so you don't always need to be carrying all of your books.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby manning8 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:59 am

The splitting up of a CB is something I have never seen. But what a great idea! I just jam everything into a backpack. Sometimes I have to carry an extra book. No biggie.

Sometimes I feel like I'm at the airport with all the rolling luggage people are using these days. That's not for me.

OK...not relevant to the OP but for anyone that subsequently chimes in...what's the best type (not brand) of briefcase?? I wonder if mine's too small. I like it but I feel inadequate (lol). Is the file cabinet version too much? What's a guy to do?

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valrp
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby valrp » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:15 am

I think I will get one of those Timbuk2 bags the bike messengers sling around themselves.

Plus then I can annoy everyone by being a hipster.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby augustlights » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:25 am

EVERYONE uses those Timbuk2 bags where I work! They're great for holding a lot of stuff and a laptop!

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby britt2010 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:08 pm

I'm a sucker for this sweet baby I carry around everywhere. It's huge but distributes all 35lbs I occasionally lug on my 5'4", 115lb frame quite nicely:

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I also carry a lexisnexis tote (I'm a nerd) when I'm just grabbing a few things for the lib.

Lastly, I bought this for interviews...how cool/tool do I feel? I love it:

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rhit2004
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby rhit2004 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:24 pm

This is what I will be using next year; a TUMI Norfolk Convertible Computer Messenger Backpack.

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katiemarie
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby katiemarie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:34 pm

I have a stylish, very cushioned rectangular backpack with a handle, shoulder strap, water bottle pocket, a ton of pockets, and of course a laptop compartment. It has a wide square shape, so it distributes the weight across the width of your back and doesn't weigh you down as much. It's extremely sturdy and easy to carry and it doesn't scream "book bag" -- it's something you could take to the gym or anywhere. It's from LL Bean, but I don't know if they still sell them. I ordered mine in fuschia (EDIT: "raspberry") and black with my name monogrammed on it.

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valrp
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby valrp » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:32 pm

I would love some more examples of what current students are using...

I am planning on a regular large backpack + laptop tote.

Anyone buy something specifically for carrying books/laptop that they thought would work, but ended up getting something different? Please discuss. Much thanks.

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nate_2001
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby nate_2001 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:51 pm

I got a Patagonia Half Mass bag for school -- built in laptop sleeve, can carry a bunch of shit, doesn't look too big. It's black with a reflective stripe, so it doesn't look crazy.

I just used it as my only bag for a 4 day trip to NYC.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby 20090922 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:59 pm

At CLS, I remember this woman with a ROLLING SUITCASE who went into the local deli and bought like $30 worth of stuff and managed to stuff it all into her suitcase. (She also had an oversized purse which probably could fit 1 or 2 E&E's).

TTT 4 ME
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby TTT 4 ME » Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm

i bought one of these for a cool 10k. does this make me a tool?

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valrp
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby valrp » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:27 pm

Those messenger bags, while they look very cool, always hurt my shoulders. I would love to use a timbuk2 bag but I know it won't work. My curved spine will hate me.

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby countbizaller » Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:41 pm

Bookstrap for class.

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Wagon for finals.

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kktoot
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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby kktoot » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:06 pm

I bought a nice looking leather tote with a laptop sleeve that fits two casebooks and a rules book of some sort, plus a laptop and a bottle of water. All this without warping the bag. It's pretty good. I got it at staples for about 100 bucks.

I also have a small canvas tote for the days that require like 4 casebooks and a lunch box (yeah, we have lunch boxes in law school. Bad ass right?)

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby elemglace » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:12 pm

TTT 4 ME wrote:i bought one of these for a cool 10k. does this make me a tool?

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Holy shit. Does a living crocodile cost that much?

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Re: Your Law School Accessories!!!

Postby ddanaher » Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:13 pm

This is the best thread that i have read thus far, ps. LOVE it!

I'm planning to sport a Longchamp...i'm currently working in France and they're the favorite accessory of all the french fashion victims. If you don't live in NY and can't visit the Longchamp boutique, you can order (and customize) them online at http://www.longchamp.com


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