kodiak - i spent the $7 on law school confidential. the book was only partially informative but does include some good pointers on setting up before law school. from what i remember it stressed lots of workspace for being able to reference multiple books and type at the same time. also included was: lots of highliters, lots of bookshelf space and a file cabinet of some form. i know i will be looking for a comfortable desk chair, as i will likely be spending quite a bit of time there.
A Lisa Frank or Ninja Turtle Trapper Keeper is a must have. In addition, I would also buy one of those little plastic boxes that you keep glue sticks and rulers in.