Hiya! I'm attending law school (4.5 years) starting this january. It has dawned on me that I might need a proper briefcase for these years, and onwards if it's a quality purchase. I've unfortunately fallen in love in a litigators briefcase, as shown here http://www.styleforum.net/t/227851/...y-litigators-briefcase-in-caramel-museum-calf Now, I'm no big timer. I work as a subsitute teacher earning 18$ an hour, netting about 1400$ each month (no rent or fuel costs as I live with my parents until january). During university studies we get a loan/support of 1250$ a month. Rent, food, books and neccesities brings that down to about 500$ to spend on leisures (clothes, shoes, fika, the mooshine). Am I stupid for wanting this at the start of law school? I have searched for the exact same colour combination but to no avail, I guess it was a one-off for the store he bought it from. Plus, shipping and taxes would bring the sum up from 500$ to 700$ at least.