104: Law School Essentials - What to Buy (and Not to Buy) Beforehand

Welcome to The Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we're talking about shopping for law school essentials, everything from backpacks to highlighters. Law school is expensive, so make sure you are being savvy with your purchases! In this episode, we discuss: How to carry all of your stuff Whether to buy a new computer immediately The law school locker situation Do you need a briefcase? The best notebooks and binders, and why you'll need a rainbow of highlighters How to best use technology The benefits of note-taking software Handling life necessities, like your wardrobe, lunch boxes, and household items Ways to let other people help you stock up on what you need How to streamline purchasing so you don't have to waste time during the semester Resources: Start Law School Right Course (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Style Report: The Best Carryalls for the Professional Law Student (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-style-report-the-best-carryalls-for-the-professional-law-student/) Tech Correspondent: My Love Affair with Microsoft OneNote (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/tech-correspondent-my-love-affair-with-microsoft-onenote/) Tips for Using the Cornell Note-Taking Method (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-using-the-cornell-note-taking-method/) Is Handwriting Notes a Good Thing or a Bad Thing (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/is-handwriting-notes-a-good-thing-or-a-bad-thing/) Podcast Episode 60: 5 Tips for Surviving the First Month of Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-5-tips-surviving-first-month-law-school/) Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/16176-2/) Circa Notebooks (http://www.levenger.com/CIRCA-326.aspx) Yellow Steno Pads (https://www.amazon.com/Spiral-Notebook-Inches-Canary-63851/dp/B000093L2D) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript  (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-104-What-to-Buy.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes  (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee

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