May 15, 2017

Lawyers Need Face-to-Face Contact (Not Just Gadgets)

George Tidona

George Tidona started Syracuse Law School in 1978. He jokes that students had technology in abundance—today, we refer to this “technology” as office supplies—a pencil, paper, and a separate notebook for each class. Tidona was actually ahead of his time. One gadget of choice was correction tape, a neater and easier alternative to correction fluid. He used a tape recorder to record class lectures and transcribed his recordings to supplement his handwritten notes. He did all of his other legal research manually. He used a manual typewriter for all of his writing assignments—before moving to an electric one!

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