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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Packing for a visit

I'm packing up for a visit this spring at another law school.  A question for those who have done it, or for anyone else with a thought on the matter:  What should I take from the "home office"?  Will I miss "my" copies of books, if I decide not to box them up and to rely instead on my host-school's library?  What about office-tchotchkes, pictures, goofy Justice bobble-heads, etc.?  What does one need to feel at home?  Or, does it make more sense to avoid trying to feel too comfortable, too much the same?

Posted by Rick Garnett on December 27, 2006 at 11:04 PM in Life of Law Schools | Permalink


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I am visiting sans family, but for a full year. I brought a "core library," particularly of books I didn't think the law library (versus the main library) would have, and a significant load of tschotchkes. I find that without a family around I spend a lot of time in my office, and it's more comfortable this way. My only rule was that it all had to fit in my car.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Dec 28, 2006 1:37:14 AM

Having just come back from a visit -- and from having brought too much crap cross-country and back again -- I think your best bet it to pack lightly. The school will have all the books you need; and your office will be depressing, no matter what you do. It is in the nature of being a visiting person.

Posted by: Ethan Leib | Dec 27, 2006 11:31:15 PM

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