Boy howdy is there ever an app for that…this all started because I read about an app developed by New York Law School’s Mendik Library. I looked them up in the iTunes App Store and happened to click the “related” option and down the rabbit hole I went. For an even more detailed list of apps see the libguides prepared by UCLA & University of Akron.
Handy Apps for Law Students
Fastcase - a free legal research application. It contains cases and statutes from all 50 states. There are 3 ways to search: by citation, keyword, or browse the statute collections. It can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and can be used on the iPhone & the iPad. There is also an Android version.
LawStack – it is described as a “law library in your pocket.” With this app you get the US Constitution (as amended 5/5/92), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (effective as of Dec. 1, 2011). You can also add the DE Code, New York Code, & CFR. This is a free app available for download at the iTunes App Store.
CaseBriefs – it includes these features which are aimed at law students: student briefs, course outlines, & law school exam preparation materials. It is a free download from the iTunes App Store.
U.S. Code – the entire U.S. Code for your iOS device, where you will be able to access all the federal statutes without using the internet. Available for free from the iTunes App Store.
iStudiez Pro – award-winning app that helps you (the busy student) organize your life. It offers many ways to organize your schedule and is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $2.99. There is an iStudiez Lite which is free but is not as feature rich.
Law School Dojo – this app will help take some of the boredom out of studying. “It offers hundreds of multiple choice questions to learn legal doctrine, vocabulary, and procedure, along with random legal trivia.” Available to download for free from the iTunes App Store (there are additional versions e.g. quizzes on torts, Civil Procedure, etc but these are not free).
OpenRegs – with this app you will be able to take the Federal Register with you no matter where you go. It is free and available for download from the iTunes App Store.
LexisNexis Law School Q&A Series – this app is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store, each in app purchase is $14.99. It is the Q&A exam prep series as an interactive app. It includes 27 subject areas (available as in app purchases): Civ Pro, Evidence, Torts, Constitutional Law, Crim Pro, Constitutional Law etc.