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With law school fully underway across the country, law students might find themselves wondering if there's any tech out there, new or old, to make their lives easier. Fortunately, there are quite a few different gadgets and devices to make life as a law student much better.
Below are some of the best and most essential tech for law students.
Ultra-light Laptop: MacBook Air
Law books are heavy, and while modern medicine has come a long way, you only get one spine, so treat it good.
The lighter your laptop, the easier it'll be to carry around. And when it comes to light laptops, there really (still) isn't anything on the market comparable to the MacBook Air. The Ultra-light, rather durable, laptop boasts an amazing battery life, which really make this the one of the best laptops for law students (as you likely won't need to carry your charger to class). Protip: You can often save a bundle by buying refurbished Apple computers directly from Apple, or taking advantage of your school's (or Apple's own) educational discount.
Dual Monitors for Home
Although you'll likely spend more time in your books than on your computer, having a dual monitor and full keyboard setup at home can make all the difference and be a real time saver when it comes to cleaning up your class notes, outlining, and doing research. In addition to all the extra screen real estate, a dual monitor setup will also tether you to a desk while you work, rather than a sofa or bed, which as most students learn, are about 1,000 times more comfortable and sleep inducing while reading cases, codes, and legal treatises.
Activity Monitor: FitBit
Staying active and fit while in school is good for your brain and body, as is sleeping. While many folks opt for the flashy and fancy Apple Watch, when it comes to activity and fitness trackers, the FitBit is perhaps best for busy students. Especially for law students, who need to stay alert and focused during class, the FitBit's simplicity means you won't be tempted to fidget with it during class.
While there are other activity monitors and fitness trackers on the market (and might be potentially unnecessary if you already have good fitness/sleep habits), FitBit is an industry leader for a good reason: their products work.