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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Moxie » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:09 pm

Lockers should make it so you don't need a rolly bag. However, a comfortable (normal) backpack is a very good investment.

OP, make sure you have a good desk lamp, if your school doesn't provide one.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby aliarrow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:13 pm

Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:14 pm

aliarrow wrote:Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?


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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby aliarrow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:19 pm

DeeCee wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?


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I mean... its not like it has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it. It's just noticeably old, but I'm also noticeably cheap and therefore don't want to buy a new one.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Moxie » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:20 pm

aliarrow wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?


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I mean... its not like it has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it. It's just noticeably old, but I'm also noticeably cheap and therefore don't want to buy a new one.


No one will care as long as you aren't using a rolling bag that hits people as you walk down the hallway.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:21 pm

aliarrow wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?


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I mean... its not like it has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it. It's just noticeably old, but I'm also noticeably cheap and therefore don't want to buy a new one.


I said that not because I care if you use your old backpack but because I wasn't sure if you were actually serious or being a smart-ass when you asked. I would never think that using an old backpack would be a point of concern.
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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:21 pm

Capitol A wrote:
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.


I see professional women with tiny little bags on rollers. Which is even more weird than a larger one. It's seriously weird to have something the size of a purse rolling around on the ground.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:22 pm

can I wear my hiking backpack to school? Or should I just stick with my laptop bag?
:lol:

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby aliarrow » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm

DeeCee wrote:
aliarrow wrote:
DeeCee wrote:
aliarrow wrote:Would anyone care if I still used my old bookbag from high school?


notsureifsrs.jpg


I mean... its not like it has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on it. It's just noticeably old, but I'm also noticeably cheap and therefore don't want to buy a new one.


I said that not because I care if you use your old backpack but because I wasn't sure if you were actually serious or being a smart-ass when you asked. I would never think that using an old backpack would be a point of concern.


It was really a hybrid post. Part smart-ass, but part serious. It is an old bookbag, but maybe not HS old - more like 2-3 years old. I just get self-conscious over having all old things.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:23 pm

AP-375 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote: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?

Hemingway would backhand you for using a rolly bag.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Capitol A wrote:
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.


I see professional women with tiny little bags on rollers. Which is even more weird than a larger one. It's seriously weird to have something the size of a purse rolling around on the ground.

This is an awesome post.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:27 pm

aliarrow wrote:
It was really a hybrid post. Part smart-ass, but part serious. It is an old bookbag, but maybe not HS old - more like 2-3 years old. I just get self-conscious over having all old things.


hey, some of us aren't trying to spend all of our loan money on the newest shizz when we have perfectly good things.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby YourCaptain » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:00 pm

DubPoker wrote:Star Wars lunch box imo
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You know if you were cool about it no one would give you shit for that.

I'm halfway inclined to buy one now.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:11 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.



Don't ask, sit in front row, record with smart phone.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby leobowski » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:18 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.



Bookstands are great for outlining. They save a ton of neck/eye strain when taking notes from a supplement. I do agree it's kind of douchey to use one in class though.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:25 pm

leobowski wrote:
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.



Bookstands are great for outlining. They save a ton of neck/eye strain when taking notes from a supplement. I do agree it's kind of douchey to use one in class though.


Bookstands in class?? Really? Unless you have a major vision problem you have no business using that in class; its a bit distracting to the people around you. Boy I can't wait to join the league of overzealous crazies that is described as law school.
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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Borhas » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:27 pm

bloobook wrote:I know it sounds silly, but I'd like input on what resources/software seem to be useful or used often in law school. I've seen someone around here posting about note-writing software through Microsoft, which I don't think is really necessary for me, but it DOES look organized on-screen. Is there anything I should plan to buy/do in preparation for my 1L year or will all of the necessities (Lexis/Westlaw access, for example) be provided for students? Anything you found particularly helpful/wish you'd had when you were a 1L?


get a reliable laptop

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DeeCee » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:29 pm

Borhas wrote:
bloobook wrote:I know it sounds silly, but I'd like input on what resources/software seem to be useful or used often in law school. I've seen someone around here posting about note-writing software through Microsoft, which I don't think is really necessary for me, but it DOES look organized on-screen. Is there anything I should plan to buy/do in preparation for my 1L year or will all of the necessities (Lexis/Westlaw access, for example) be provided for students? Anything you found particularly helpful/wish you'd had when you were a 1L?


get a reliable laptop


My guess is that this will probably be most important, along with OneNote if you like it

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:33 pm

DeeCee wrote: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


i also highly recommend bringing your casebooks to class as well. im being serious, i showed up my first day without them and was so thankful i was not cold called.

pretty sure lexis/WL is always provided at law schools, or else fail lol.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Always Credited » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:42 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
DeeCee wrote: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


i also highly recommend bringing your casebooks to class as well. im being serious, i showed up my first day without them and was so thankful i was not cold called.

pretty sure lexis/WL is always provided at law schools, or else fail lol.


I haven't brought my casebooks to school, let alone class, once all year :lol:

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby Baylan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:47 pm

aliarrow wrote:
It was really a hybrid post. Part smart-ass, but part serious. It is an old bookbag, but maybe not HS old - more like 2-3 years old. I just get self-conscious over having all old things.


As a point of note for you and other 0Ls - don't get self-conscious over having old things. There is one person that I'm actively aware of in my section who actually cares about having the newest and greatest. Mommy and Daddy are also paying for his school and living expenses. You are a student, you are living on a student budget. No one expects you to be wearing, or using, top end supplies for everything.

Buy used books, get things cheap. People are much more socially aware of the differences in price/cost in school. We're all on pretty similar budgets. If there is no need to spend the money on it, people aren't going to.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby YourCaptain » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:14 am

Baylan wrote:
Buy used books, get things cheap. People are much more socially aware of the differences in price/cost in school. We're all on pretty similar budgets. If there is no need to spend the money on it, people aren't going to.


The amount of money people spend on alcohol tears this to shreds.

In all seriousness - I use the same backpack I purchased at the beginning of freshman year of UG. If it works why not use it?

I think a computer is the only thing that should be up for serious consideration - if there's a reasonable chance yours might not make it through then you should consider a new purchase. Otherwise if it works keep on using it.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby CMDantes » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:06 pm

Capitol A wrote:
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.


lol do we work in the same office? Same situation here

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby leobowski » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:18 pm

DeeCee wrote:
Bookstands in class?? Really? Unless you have a major vision problem you have no business using that in class; its a bit distracting to the people around you. Boy I can't wait to join the league of overzealous crazies that is described as law school.



Bookstands will be the least of your worries when it comes to distractions in class. People play World of Warcraft and whatnot. Probably about 75% of any upper-level class is on the internet or playing video games at any given time.

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Re: What should I bring to law school?

Postby DoubleChecks » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:03 pm

Always Credited wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
DeeCee wrote: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


i also highly recommend bringing your casebooks to class as well. im being serious, i showed up my first day without them and was so thankful i was not cold called.

pretty sure lexis/WL is always provided at law schools, or else fail lol.


I haven't brought my casebooks to school, let alone class, once all year :lol:


lol do you not get cold called? some of my profs last semester really get into the details too




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