If you’re a law student, you know how hard classes can be, and anything that will make it easier on you is a good thing. Some law students go so far as to outsource homework and major assignments. While we don’t recommend that, there are a few apps that may alleviate the need for more sketchy tactics.
Law in a Flash
Flash cards can be priceless for memorizing law terms and studying for all those examinations. This app is an add-on to the highly-popular Law in a Flash series. Although it is not free, it is available on both Android and iOS, enabling users to download flash cards by legal subjects. The cards can help you ace the exams by allowing you to create personal bookmarks and take notes, so you can review saved cards at a later time.
This student organizer is built for those who are already organized, but want to become even better at managing time and projects. The app features a color-coded interactive calendar as well as cloud-based syncing. It does require that you put some time and effort into maintaining it though.
Evernote is an app that helps you remember stuff – pretty much anything – and syncs it across all of your mobile devices. You can even sync to laptops and desktop workstations. You can capture photos, create extensive “to-do” lists, and even record your voice for voice reminders.
You can also search everything you put in Evernote, which is especially nice for law students. This app is particularly popular with the Vancouver car accident lawyers at the Watson Goepel law firm, among others, and it is highly rated as a ‘must have’ app.
Halsbury’s Legal Terms Free
This app is free as long as you’re a Lexis Library subscriber. You’ll have access to key points of the law and links to the famous Halsbury’s Laws of England. It’s sort of a legal dictionary, but better. You can search complex legal doctrines, how they’re used, where they were first defined and read key elements of cases that employed or made use of the term, in context.
This is another one of those “must have” apps, especially for trial lawyers or those who will spend a lot of time litigating cases. The amount of experience you can gain from easily-searchable terms and court cases is invaluable.
Your professor can only do so much – this extends his abilities 10-fold.
Lexis Library On The Case Free
This Lexis Library application lets you dive into court cases and ascertain basic facts about those cases without a lot of hassle. You get summaries, the judicial treatment of a case, and you can also save previous searches. And, while it won’t replace your need for research, it will make your job a lot easier. You can reference case law, precedents, and get an idea of how similar cases might play out.
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Arlene Heyer once worked as a paralegal, but is retired now. When she’s not tending her vegetable garden, she’s inside researching and writing about law, education, and a number of other timely topics. Look for her articles on many of today’s websites.