That's good to know. Plus it will give me a reason to go my professor's office hour, since my class never seems to get to the real issues in an opinion because people want to hear themselves talk for fifteen minutes to an hour. d**mn TTT's.
I'd also agree that you don't need printed case briefs, but I'd also say you don't need book briefs either. All you need is a one sentence summary of the facts, a one sentence summary of the black letter rule, and the understanding of how to apply that rule to other fact patterns in your brain.