Spend the summer learning to touchtype. You can do it. The reason that I use a laptop (that is, in undergrad, and I will in law school too) is what I like to call 'transparency'. I simply focus on what the prof is saying, and my hands type notes of their own volition; I'm barely aware I'm doing it. Sometimes, if I missed something the prof said, I'll look at my screen and see that I typed it in my notes anyway. There's no way you can get that transparency with a pencil and paper. Plus, you can't be fast enough; if I need to, I can get down every word (can type ~150 WPM w/Dvorak). That's another thing you can't do with paper. I can use Gogole Desktop to search my notes, I can swap notes with others via email, I can go back and easily manipulate them into a bigger hiearchy or a new outline, etc., etc.