Starting Law School? These Tech Gadgets Might Help You Survive

By George Khoury, Esq. on July 28, 2017 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

If you're planning on starting law school this coming fall, you might be wondering what kind of technological devices you need to get before you're elbow deep in legal scholarship.

Assuming you already have a newer laptop and smartphone, as well as a functional printer, you probably don't need anything else. After all, there's an app for everything, even the finer things in life. Below, you'll find a few of the must-have pieces of hardware that'll make law school just a little bit better.

Portable Phone Charger

Portable phone chargers are great, and can really come in handy for students that might rely on their smartphones to contact their ride home, or to audio record their lectures, or to keep them awake during their business associations course. A good portable charger can be obtained rather cheaply, but don't forget to charge your charger as it can't charge anything if it's not charged.

Portable Breathalyzer

Soon-to-be lawyers like to drink almost as much as actual lawyers, if not more. At least law students are more likely than not, or at least hopefully, not alcoholics yet. But really, if you drive to school, it might not be a bad idea to pick up one of the better reviewed portable breathalyzers, as a DUI can be more than just embarrassing for a lawyer, especially if you haven't passed a moral character and fitness review. Also, if you can get a professor out to the bar, it could be a really fun and silly icebreaker that shows your teacher that you're responsible, and fun.

iRobot Roomba

As a professional student in a professional degree program, you don't have time to vacuum. Luckily, there's a few different brands of robots that can vacuum for you. While the time saving seems inconsequential because you weren't planning on vacuuming anyway, keeping your home cleaner will decrease your chances of getting sick, slipping on textbook-sized dust bunnies, missing classes, and eventually failing the bar. No, your parents did not pay FindLaw to write this.


Along the same line as the Roomba, getting in the habit of staying active, even if it's just to get your daily 10,000 steps, is really important. Staying active is an important part of staying healthy. And staying healthy will make learning and passing your classes, and the bar, quite a bit easier. Using a FitBit or other activity tracker isn't essential, but it can make staying active a bit more fun, and help you hold yourself accountable (#adulting, amirite?).

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