Are you heading to law school and wondering how to best carry your things during your legal career? Look no further!
If there is one guarantee when it comes to a legal career, it’s that things will need to be carried. Whether it’s textbooks in law school, case files as a legal professional, or an extra resume when going on an interview, having the right bag is essential. Here are some suggestions for the best bags for all legal occasions:
For Law School Orientation
Orientation at law school is filled with long days of classes with a set group and trudging to different locations to meet new people. It’s a week that is both important to future lawyers but also won’t tell them much about what law school is actually like. For this unique experience, the necessary bag will be able to hold all of your things, won’t hurt your back, and will be reliable and maybe a little bit stylish. The best example of this type of bag is something with a cross-body strap or a traditional backpack. Two great examples are the Samsonite Professional Backpack and the Duluth Pack Computer Portfolio.
If you’re looking to transition your orientation bag into daily use for class, the two examples above can easily be carried over – both have compartments for your laptop and room for textbooks, notebooks, and whatever else you may need. Another option for busy law students is the carry-all tote bag. These usually have an abundance of pockets, a compartment for a laptop, and are stylish enough to go from class to the gym to dinner to wherever else your life takes you while you’re in law school. Two great examples of this type of bag are the O.G. Overnight Bag from Lo and Sons and the Kate bag from MZ Wallace.
For Job Interviews
Job interviews are times when you want to hit the best of both worlds – you don’t want to worry about hefting around a lot of extra things, but you also want to make sure you have everything you need. This is a great time to use a nice, professional briefcase. It may seem cliché, but a briefcase is a very good option at a job interview for a law firm. Since carrying around a laptop isn’t necessary at a job interview, you can get by with a sleeker bag for this. Examples include the Robinson Briefcase from Tory Burch and the Henderson briefcase from Knomo. In some cases, you may be able to go without a bag at all at an interview, but if you take one, you’ll want to make sure it’s not bulky or distracting.
For Moot Court
In most cases, a computer isn’t necessary for moot court. This opens up the options for a smaller bag that can hold folders, books, and papers without the extra bulkiness of the laptop compartment. These types of bags can be anything from a small briefcase to a tote – the options are much vaster. Two great tote examples are the T.T. bag from Lo and Sons and the Transport Tote from Madewell.
For Law Firm Jobs
Once you get to this point in your legal education, you have a lot more freedom. That is to say, you can use any one of the above options to carry everything you need to and from your place of employment. Depending on what you’ll have to carry with you and what your style is, you should be able to find something to suit your needs here.
No matter where your legal education and career path take you, you’ll always have things that you need to carry. Hopefully, you’ll now have some options so that you can carry everything in a way that suits your style and your unique needs. Do you have a different favorite legal carry-all? Leave us a comment below!
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