Pens for law school

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LandCrabs#1fan
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Pens for law school

Postby LandCrabs#1fan » Thu May 04, 2017 10:02 am

What is the best fountain pen for note taking?

Is a steel nib OK or will my classmates/professors look down on me for not having a gold nib?

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby poptart123 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:05 am

Don't sell yourself short. Quill is the only way to go if you want to true experience of studying the law like one of the Founding Fathers.

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby kellyfrost » Thu May 04, 2017 10:06 am

I recommend a good high quality mechanical pencil. Seriously. Don't skimp on this purchase either, get a $15-25 mechanical pencil and you will be able to use it throughout law school (you will need to buy replacement lead of course).

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby Monday » Thu May 04, 2017 10:07 am

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby ZVBXRPL » Thu May 04, 2017 10:07 am

kellyfrost wrote:I recommend a good high quality mechanical pencil. Seriously. Don't skimp on this purchase either, get a $15-25 mechanical pencil and you will be able to use it throughout law school (you will need to buy replacement lead of course).

Assuming you don't lose it lol.

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby LandCrabs#1fan » Thu May 04, 2017 10:10 am

poptart123 wrote:Quill is the only way to go


Do you have suggestions for a good travelling ink well?

kellyfrost wrote: mechanical pencil


Ugh, why even take notes if they aren't archival quality?

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby Deserving Porcupine » Thu May 04, 2017 10:16 am

On a related note, anyone got a good supplier of vellum and parchment?

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby melmelcoolj » Sun May 14, 2017 5:46 pm

I have always used Lamy Safari EF as an undergraduate. I think it is pretty environmentally friendly (compared to going through a dozen regular pens), and it places less stress on my fingers. And not too expensive if you just want to for note-taking and writing quickly.

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby heythatslife » Sun May 14, 2017 6:29 pm

chup?

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby squishylawstudent321 » Tue May 16, 2017 11:11 am

you really can't go wrong with Pentel's Energel line. i rocked the needle tip throughout law school. it writes so smoothly, but it's also comfy in the hand. it will give you the confidence you need in the classroom.

and obviously go with a mont blanc starwalker if you're trying to show off a bit. make sure to walk around with it. and don't be afraid to brandish it about as you make wild gestures during conversations. chicks LOVE the 1L with the most expensive pen.

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby yuppitsme » Wed May 17, 2017 1:28 pm

TBH I was really considering buying a 250 pack of gell pens...
***this is only kinda joke

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby taking 6y back » Wed May 17, 2017 4:25 pm

i, of course, dip my own nib

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby OaklandJD2016 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:56 am

Is this seriously a topic?

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby albanach » Fri May 19, 2017 1:22 pm

Deserving Porcupine wrote:On a related note, anyone got a good supplier of vellum and parchment?

Absolutely. Has to be William Cowley.

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Re: Pens for law school

Postby Outis Onoma » Fri May 19, 2017 4:54 pm

Lamy 2000. A workhorse pen and my EDC. Great ink capacity, smooth 14k nib, reliable, durable, and a great value if you can purchase at $100-120. Also, no flashy gold fixtures, so you won't stand out among the proles.

OaklandJD2016 wrote:Is this seriously a topic?


There should be more.




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