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Have You Checked Out These 8 Mobile Apps for Law Students?

Law school is a grueling time. From attending class to participating in externships, and everything in between, your schedule is packed. Keep your life and legal education organized with these helpful apps for law students!

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Evernote 

Evernote gives you the ability to take notes anywhere and then access your notes, projects, and to-do lists on all of your devices. You can even save audio recordings, videos and PDFs to the app and scan hard copies with your phone to have two versions available for your use. This app is free, but offers in-app purchases.

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Black's Law Dictionary

Black's Law Dictionary has been the standard for the language of law for over a century. That doesn't mean you need to haul the print version around with you every day. Keep this resource in your pocket with the Black's Law Dictionary app, and have full access to the entire dictionary from your phone or tablet. This app is currently listed at $54.99.

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For a free dictionary option, choose the Legal Dictionary app. With instant access to legal terms, keep definitions at your fingertips to help you accelerate your legal learning. This free app gives your instant access to more than 58,000 legal terms and over 42,000 audio pronunciations from authoritative sources.

law dojoLaw Dojo  

The Law Dojo app is a treasure chest of legal games for law students. Learn all kinds of law — and quickly with Law Dojo. This free app is perfect for anyone considering law school — or even those who just want to know some law. Law Dojo can help you prepare for the LSATs, first year law classes, and the bar exam.

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Law school requires you to memorize a lot of information in a short amount of time. If you use flashcards regularly, consider downloading Quizlet, a free study app. You can create your own flashcards and share them with others. You also have access to flashcards made by other students studying the same topic.

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Westlaw

Stay up-to-date on all things law-related with this on-the-go research database app. In addition to its research functionality, the Westlaw app offers the ability to work online and offline, save documents to research folders, and deliver documents via email, print, or download. This app is free!

heinonline Hein Online

Hein Online is an image-based legal research database where you can access content by citation, browse by volume and navigate with the electronic table of contents. HeinOnline account authentication is required. The app offers the ability to use key features of HeinOnline in a streamlined format.

headspace HeadSpace

After a grueling week of classes and studying, it is important to take some time for yourself. Devoting even as little as 15 minutes a day to focus on your mental health has proven beneficial to law students. Decompress with the Headspace app. It's meditation made simple. The app teaches you the skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. This app is free, but offers in-app purchases.

What would you add to this list? If you have additional apps that have helped you throughout your legal education, tell us about them in the comments section!

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October 10