Is smart phone a must for law school?

<p>Heyo parents! I believe that I have not consulted anyone here for help in a number of years...so here's hoping the CC sages are still around. </p>

<p>I am preparing to send D1 to law school this week and am faced with the usual dilemma of how much support to offer with expenses. Anyone out there with a law student who would like to comment on cell phone? Is a smart phone a must? Could she get by with her cell phone? She is looking at $100 monthly if she takes it on herself, my phone bill will go up by $50 if I choose to take it on. I am on a fairly tight budget and am not interested in shelling out the extra money. I actually cringe monthly when I pay for the 4 phones in this house which are mostly used as text message machines. </p>

<p>DD is certain that she will be receiving urgent emails during her schoolday that will need answered and feels that computer access will be limited. Thoughts appreciated.</p>

<p>She is paying for school with scholarship and loans.</p>

<p>Depending on whether or not her campus has WiFi, she could get by with an iPod touch if her concern is checking her email. Although, I'm only a high school student, so it might be better to wait for some other opinions. :)</p>

<p>rchhay- she does have an iPod touch! I think that is the answer:)</p>

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<p>Good heavens, how did law students exist before the days of smartphones?</p>

<p>No - a smart phone is NOT a must for law school. Final Answer, Regis.</p>