Yeah, we'll see how well it works. I spent a fair amount of time researching, and I eventually settled on an Olympus DM-20. A lot of the reviews I read on it mentioned that the owners regularly used them to record lectures in class and the results were acceptable. But I guess we'll find out next fall.
I'm also thinking it may be handy when I'm doing interviews with clients when I'm actually a lawyer, especially if I wind up doing any criminal work. Notes are good, but it would/will benice to be able to go back and listen to what was actually said later on if there's any question about what was said, and to make sure nothing gets missed.