Why did Professor Mazzone ban laptops?
Laptops, I found, turned the most diligent students into scribes.
I spoke—they typed. I spoke again—they typed some more.
But law schools train lawyers not court reporters. Learning to be a lawyer requires hands on experience: tussling with the cases, articulating arguments, reflecting on what others have said, offering quick reactions, presenting rebuttals. This is the whole point of attending law school rather than just reading about the law in a library. And you can’t do these things if you’re busy typing. There is a good reason lawyers are not the ones asked in the courtroom to produce the transcript of what has transpired. "
Out of the jungle