« on: September 20, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »
Thank you for the comments. It does give me some more food for thought. I did forget to mention that it would be a PT course load. Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Research & Writing, and the 1L Law Class. I did think of ways to utilize the time in the car by using CD lectures; and other information related to the classes. I would want to utilize the time as best as possible. Any other suggestions, or thoughts would be great. Thanks again.
On the topic of audio for your commute:
WestlawNext (WLN) has a feature where one can download material, such as cases, treatise chapters, and law review articles, to one's Kindle. Some models of Kindle have a "read to me" feature. (Mine is a Kindle Keyboard.) Last year, I had a subscription to CVN audio cases, but I found that my Kindle made CVN an unnecessary expense. Another advantage of WLN/Kindle is that CVN only had selected cases. WLN/Kindle reads virtually anything in the Westlaw database.
The drawbacks of WLN/Kindle are: WLN doesn't have the edited cases, so it's less than ideal when one is assigned excerpts from a long cases, and, unlike CVN, WLN/Kindle will read page numbers and internal citations. In a law review article with hundreds of footnotes, it will read the footnote numbers as if they're part of the text, and that can get annoying. Kindle has its own way of interpreting abbreviations, so when I was reading content related to ethics opinions, I'd come to Opinion 2012-11 (abbreviated Op.2012-11), and Kindle would say "Opus 2012-11."