OldMan2015 wrote:GoldHattedGatsby wrote:3) Highlighting is very possible. In undergrad I did this often with ebooks and PDFs on an iPad; it's a breeze--as many different colors as you want, and you can then organize, view, and excise your highlights based on color--plus I love all the other tools digital reading offers: easily search through entire books or documents for words or phrases (this is killer imho), easily copy/paste important text into notes, two simple taps for definitions and wikipedia info on words, not having to carry around and care for physical books, etc. Frankly it'd be frustrating to no end for me to go back to just reading physical books.
If that works best for you, feel free to digitize all your books and use those versions instead. The only caveat-- and it's a major one-- is that some professors won't let you have any digital devices in the classroom. Half of my first-year doctrinal classes were like that, though I think other sections had fewer. Lawyering is always device-free, though you don't really need your "textbook" in that class.
I'd add onto this that while almost all professors allow you to bring the casebook to the exam with you, very few if any are going to allow you to bring an e-reader to the exam, and your laptop will be locked to the exam software and not allow you to access your casebook either.