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Postby bloobook » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:22 am

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 am

Just don't bring a rolly bag.

One Note is good, it's part of MS Office.

It's moving to school, not camping. If you forget something, buy it.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:29 am

Bring your brain, you can buy everything else.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby BlueDiamond » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:33 am

bloobook wrote:^ Yes, but what is this "everything else" that you found helpful?

I'm not talking about moving, I'm talking about aids that will be useful to organization/studying for class.

Thanks for the jackassery, though.


not our fault you asked a different question than you actually wanted answered in the OP.. to answer your new question try using the search option where you will find a ton of posts covering the topic

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:34 am

I plan to bring my laptop, a spiral notebook, and a pen to class. Then if I'm wrong about my supplies, I shall adjust accordingly. I'm sure you'll find out quickly from students/profs about what you'll need, like word processing software or a subscription to Lexis /Westlaw / whatever. I don't think you'll need special aids, I'm pretty sure whatever worked for ya throughout undergrad in the note taking department will suffice

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Ty Webb » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:35 am

Your law school likely doesn't need another worrying, anal nit.

Bring your withdrawal letter.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DubPoker » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:37 am

Star Wars lunch box imo
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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:38 am

DubPoker wrote:Star Wars lunch box imo
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hey don't make fun of my new gear for the first day of class!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:41 am

Have you never taken notes before?

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby FiveSermon » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:42 am

Desert Fox wrote:Have you never taken notes before?


I have to admit for undergrad most "notes" I've taken are just copying down what the professor wrote on the board.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DubPoker » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:43 am

DeeCee wrote:hey don't make fun of my new gear for the first day of class!!! :lol: :lol:


couldn't resist ;)

although in all seriousness, if I saw a kid with a Star Wars lunch box at law school- he would totally be my hero

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:45 am

FiveSermon wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Have you never taken notes before?


I have to admit for undergrad most "notes" I've taken are just copying down what the professor wrote on the board.


or worse-- in my department it was copying down what's on the powerpoint. It wasn't until I took some old school teachers who still used a chalkboard that I ever learned how to disseminate the important info, as they would just stand there and talk and there was nothing else to go on.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:48 am

Just bring a laptop with note-taking software or a pen & paper.


Everything else (except for books) will be provided.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:59 am

I have terrible handwriting so laptop + One note was key for me.

Just don't try to take dictation of the prof, try to summarize.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:05 pm

bloobook wrote:^ Thank you. I've now seen a few recommendations for One Note, so it looks like I'll wind up getting Office 2010 sometime soon.

While I'm at it, I'll ask this: do professors typically allow students to record lectures or are they strictly against it? I have hearing difficulties and would like to be able to review the lectures aurally when working on my outlines.


If you have hearing problems that are a documented disability, the school will probably let you make any accommodations you need. If they are not documented, you should prob talk to each prof about your problem and see what they will be willing to work out with you.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby zeth006 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Just don't bring a rolly bag.

One Note is good, it's part of MS Office.

It's moving to school, not camping. If you forget something, buy it.


Agreed on OneNote, but I use a rolly bag. Saves my back.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby AP-375 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 pm

[quote="Desert Fox"]Just don't bring a rolly bag. quote]

Seriously though, can't I roll with the rolley? I'm old, got a family, and not much to prove image-wise. Care more about having all my shiz with me and not ruining my spine.
Rolly bag = social suicide?

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:03 pm

1) if you are male you look like a pussy and a weirdo.

2) if you are female you just look weird.

3) it clogs the shit out of hallways.

4) Don't be "That guy."


This goes triple for bookstands.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:06 pm

Desert Fox wrote:1) if you are male you look like a pussy and a weirdo.

2) if you are female you just look weird.

3) it clogs the shit out of hallways.

4) Don't be "That guy."


This goes triple for bookstands.


don't schools give you lockers so you don't have to haul all the shit around in a backpack? I hurt my back pretty bad in HS carrying around all my books. Sometimes it still flares up. Since then I refuse to carry more than 1 or 2 textbooks at a time.

ETA: and I never use a rolly, using a rolly generally makes everyone else have to move out of your way and they are obnoxious when other people use them in a tight hallway. You could always use a hiking backpack (you know, the kind with a frame and great support for those overnight hiking/camping trips) :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:32 pm

Not even the most socially-awkward people use rolly bags.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Capitol A » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:59 pm

kalvano wrote:Not even the most socially-awkward people use rolly bags.

There is someone i work with who brings one of those rolly bags. She's a little older, and i presume she is using it as a purse, but seriously, the thing would not fit in an overhead compartment on a domestic flight. i have asked around and no one seems to know what's in there. it's a constant source of entertainment/debate for everyone to guess what she might be carrying.




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