i never used a commercial outline or book that the prof didn't assign. I bought one for con law, but didn't get to use it because... i lost it.
I DID, however, make regular use of old student outlines or my classmate's outlines. Sometimes I did this to shape my own and sometimes I used them wholesale. Whether I made my own or not depended on the type of class it was, what i thought the prof expected and what type of exam it was. I think this worked out fine for me, and of my three best grades I made an outline for one and used other people's outlines for the other two.
tag so I remember to ask iscoredawaitlist for outlines next year
I think the question is not whether one should purchase a suit, but rather WHEN will you start needing a suit?
Like when do interviews start? Are there any occasions during your first semester before interviews that would require a suit?
I don't think you'd need one your first semester of 1L. Firms/employers aren't allowed to contact (or receive contact) from 1Ls until like December 1st or whatever, so I can't see much of a need for one before then. Most of your interviews for 1L summer gigs will be in the spring.
I guess if you want to do some mock interviews with your OCS and want it to feel more 'real,' you could wear a suit to those. But I can't imagine it's necessary.
You should be drinking so much it pains your liver to think about alcohol. You should be on a beach somewhere. You should be enjoying what social skills you have before they leave you. I could continue, but you get my point. Enjoy your life before it ends.
Thanks. I can't wait for school now!