Apple’s newest toy is for more than just games, books, and Internet browsing. It has the potential for greatness in law school as well. Law students can use the iPad to take notes, study, share multimedia, and more. These apps make the iPad a perfect companion for law school:
- Black’s Law Dictionary :: At $49.99, this app is an expensive one, but it’s worth it. The app offers full access to Black’s Law Dictionary, including a handy search interface, audio clip pronunciations, and citations linked to Westlaw pages. You may not be ready to ditch your leather-bound copy of this dictionary in favor of the iPad app, but it’s certainly handier to cart around campus.
- LawStack :: Would you like to be able to carry around the Constitution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, and more, all in one handy place on your iPad? LegalStack makes it possible to have nearly an entire legal library in your pocket, with plenty of preloaded law books included, as well as state codes and more that you can add to your stack. You’ll get offline access, search, bookmarks, and more. Best of all, this app is completely free.
- LexisNexis :: Using the LexisNexis app, you can retrieve cases on the go. If you need a quick glance, you can just use the Case Brief to get an overview right away. This app has favorites and a search history, so you can go back and learn about important cases easily. You’ll also be able to share what you’ve found with classmates, colleagues, and professors.
- iStudiez Pro :: Use iStudiez Pro to reclaim your sanity while you’re in law school. This app will allow you to get organized in a major way, keeping your assignments, dates, schedule, and more all in one place and easily accessible. You can also set up alarms, color coding, and a summarization of your day.
- Legal Ease :: When it’s time to take the Multistate Bar Exam, turn to this app that can make studying a little less painful. In Legal Ease, you’ll find 800 attorney-authored questions that will help you review everything you need to know. They’re offered in a flashcard style with detailed explanations for all answers. You’ll be able to review questions, create practice tests, and see how well you do in particular subjects. This app is even helpful for current law students who want to study and be quizzed on a particular subject of law.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for law students with iPads. Check out the iTunes site or just search the app store on your iPad to find out what other goodies are available for you to take advantage of.
This guest post is contributed by Roger Elmore. He welcomes your comments at his email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org.