« on: July 01, 2005, 03:12:34 PM »
I think you would enjoy Holland you commie pinko nutjob! LOL J/K
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So u don't think I should bother w/Microsoft One Note? I really like it because of its recording feature.We use Wordperfect at the office to do merge documents with Time Matters and TIme Slips which a lot of legal offices use - the experience working with it in school will be positive for the "real world". ALso, there is a Legal Toolbar on wordperfect which sets up an outline and other features which I have yet to use.
I don't know anything about you, obviously, or what school you are going to attend, but for budget purposes, I would be VERY conservative in estimating that you will get a high-paying summer associate position after 1L. I know lots of people working, but many are 100% volunteer (even one guy at a small firm not getting paid), or working as an RA for $10/hr, a couple Public Interest jobs making about that, and only a few making $2k/week at a firm.
I don't know a LOT about the loan thing, but for at least the federal loans, I applied for all I could, then I get discretion much closer to the time of need to accept the loan, decline the loan, or accept a lesser amount.
OneNote seems to have somewhat better organization features. Instead of dealing with a bunch of .doc files, you can have just 1 notebook file (.one) that you can section and subsection with ease. It's designed more for outlining, so it makes it easier to move around items in your outline than the traditional copy-paste method. It's best feature is probably the ability to mark and search marks easily. Definitions, important points, things you have questions on, etc. can all be marked in your outline and searched really easily and quickly.
Is it nicer than Word? I think so. Is it worth $50-100 bucks? Not so sure, I'd have a better feel after I actually used it at law school. I'd say its worth downloading on your law school laptop around a couple weeks to a month before classes start to play around with a little bit and use at the start of classes. Easier to decide then.