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Faster, easier, cheaper: That’s what clients expect these days. They don’t want to wait for answers. Sure, businesses have cut support staff, and employees are always on the go. But information is now available by just pressing a few buttons. And if you’re not tech savvy (or customer-focused), you won’t last long.
“Is there an app for that?” seems like the mantra for our age. And office hours have become a vestige of the past. With mobile technology – and apps, in particular – law students don’t have to crisscross the library, pulling bits here and there anymore. You just pull what’s relevant and move on. You almost wonder how students managed to survive without smartphones.
Recently, U.S. News and World Report researched the best apps for law students. From test preparation to online research, there are plenty of apps designed to help students access and understand a mountain of information more quickly. Here is a sample of what’s available to you:

  • Law in a Flash: 1Ls quickly learn that flashcards aren’t just for second graders. With this app, students can download specific topics, add digital notes on specific topics, and bookmark cards to be studied later. They’re available in iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for as low as $12.99. To learn more, click here.
  • Black’s Law Dictionary: 45,000 terms in an app? It’s $54.99 for iOS and $59.99 for Windows. And it offers term cross-referencing too. To access, click here. 
  • WestLawNext: West Law has been around 125 years…and that’s not by accident. With their apps, students can conduct research anywhere, with filing and note-taking capabilities included. A variety of subscriptions are available. To learn more, click here 
  • Law Dojo: Perfect for gamers! Here, students earn points (and gain time) by correctly answering questions. The site offers free apps for legal basics and the Supreme Court and $2.99 apps covering specific areas ranging from criminal law to taxes. To test it out, click here. 
  • Dropbox: Looking for a place to house all of your outlines and research? Check out Dropbox, where students can keep their information safe and secure. To set up a free account, click here.

To read about additional apps, click on the U.S. News article below.
Source: U.S. News and World Report

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