Legal Apps

 

About this List


We have assembled this list of selected apps to give you an idea of what is available on mobile devices and may be useful. 

There are many more legal-related apps available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play App Store, Amazon App Store, Blackberry App World and other sites. Download links are provided for convenience, but the apps on this list may be available elsewhere.

The Law Library does not assume responsibility for any app or content. Publishers may change apps at any time without notice. Users assume responsibility for insuring apps are compatible with their mobile device and for understanding any associated costs.


Have an app you can't live without and think we should add it to the list? Looking for a specific app not listed here? Ask a Librarian!


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Legal Research



APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST

Bloomberg Law Reports
The Bloomberg Law Reports App provides subscribers with easy access to Bloomberg BNA Law Reports, including the Daily Labor Report, Daily Tax Report, Daily Report for Executives and U.S. Law Week. The Law Reports feature original, authoritative and timely reporting and analysis that includes key legal, legislative, regulatory and business developments. iOS:
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Download from iTunes App Store.
 
App:
Free

Content:
Current Bloomberg subscription and valid ID/password required (free for law students)
 


The Congressional Record
Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office. Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date: January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) to the present. Perform keyword searches, share documents via email, save documents to your preferred iPad PDF reader and more. iOS:
iPad.
Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Free

FastCase
Contains cases and statutes from all 50 states and from the federal government. Search by citation, keyword (in Boolean or natural language), or browse statute collections. Customizable, sortable search results, integrated research history. Updated daily. iOS:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store
 
App:
Free  
 
Content:
FastCase account required (free for AZ Bar Members)
Android:
2.1 and up.
Download from the Google Play App Store.
 
HeinOnline
View the image-based PDF’s in the HeinOnline Library, access content by citation, browse by volume, navigate a volume with the electronic table of contents, and use full advanced searching techniques. iOS:
4.0 or later.
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Download from iTunes App Store (IP authentication is required to access content).

App:
Free  
 
Content:
Provided through Law Library's subscription if you are in the building or authenticate with ASURITE.
 
Lexis.com
Mobile web site
Add the Lexis.com mobile site to the home screen of your Smartphone or tablet for one-touch access.
Need help? Ask a Librarian!
Any device:
Bookmark the Lexis.com mobile web site. Add a shortcut to your Smartphone or tablet home screen.
Shortcut:
Free  
 
Content:
Current lexis.com subscription and valid ID/password required.

Lexis Advance
Natural search algorithm and intuitive mobile interface. Suggested search terms; run a search without having to select a specific source, delivering relevant results for both text and citation. Filter answer sets according to jurisdiction, date, legal topic, key word or court; highlight/annotate key passages. Evaluate cases and statutes with Shepard’s®. Create work folders which synchronize with your web-based Lexis® Advance application. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Current lexis.com subscription and valid ID/password required.

Lexis Advance
HD for iPad
 
iOS: 
iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.

LexisNexis Get Cases & Shepardize
Quickly retrieve cases from Lexis® and be confident they are still good law. Access editorially enhanced case law collection and the Shepard’s® citation service.  iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Current lexis.com subscription and valid ID/password required.

SSRN
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of scholarly research [including Law]. The application allows users to search over 260,000 research papers in the SSRN electronic library. The papers can be emailed or viewed right on the device. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.

 
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Free
 
WestlawNext
 
Access familiar WestlawNext features including, WestSearch™, KeyCite™, Folders, History, document notes and highlighting, browse database content and more. Email documents or selected text with a reference. The WestlawNext iPad application automatically synchs with the WestlawNext website and WestlawNext Mobile; it also has TWEN integrated. iOS:
iPad.
Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Download from the iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Current WestlawNext subscription and valid ID/password required.
Android:
2.2 and up.
Download from the Google Play App Store.

WestlawNext
Mobile web site
Add the WestlawNext mobile site or Westlaw classic mobile site to the home screen of your Smartphone or tablet for one-touch access.
Need help? Ask a Librarian!
Any device:
Bookmark the WestlawNext mobile web site or Westlaw mobile web site. Add a shortcut to your Smartphone or tablet home screen.
Shortcut:
Free  
 
Content:
Current Westlaw subscription and valid ID/password required.

Westlaw
Mobile web site

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Legal News


APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST

CCH Tax News Highlights
Receive the days’ top tax headlines on both Federal and State tax topics.  Registration required (subscription not required). iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free 
 
Content:
Free
 
Android:
2.1 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.

OyezToday
OYEZTODAY at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law offers you the latest information and media on the current business of the Supreme Court of the United States. Easy-to-grasp abstracts for every case granted review, timely and searchable audio of oral arguments + transcripts, and up-to-date summaries of the Court's most recent decisions including the Court's full opinions. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free
 
Content:
Free
Android:
2.1 and up
Download from Google Play App Store.

LexisNexis Tax Law Community
The LexisNexis® Tax Law Community app is your source for legal news, analysis, and commentary on emerging legal tax issues. Stay on top of legal issues impacting tax practice and interact with leading legal professionals through blogs, podcasts, and commentary. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.

App:
Free
 
Content:
Free

LexisNexis Legal News
The LexisNexis Legal News app blends legal news, video, blog and twitter sources into a continuously updating content feed. Set alerts for news. Search for information from across a wide variety of content providers and formats including blogs, Twitter and video. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Subscription required ($19.99/yr; other options available).

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Reference


APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST

Black's Law Dictionary,
9th Edition
 
Black's Law Dictionary® 9th Edition contains more than 45,000 terms, alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms, and West key numbers. Hyperlinked cross-references make finding related terms quick and easy. Audio pronunciations for thousands of hard-to-say legal terms. Bookmark terms for quick reference. Featured Word of the Day. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App/Content:
$54.99
Android:
2.1 or later
Download from Black's Law Dictionary.

 
BNA Quick Tax Reference
Gives you access to US tax rates and schedules...includes current tax rates [2012]and retroactive ones back to 2007.  iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Free
Android:
v. 1.5 or later.
Download from Google Play App Store 
Blackberry:
4.2.0 or higher
Download from Blackberry App World.

DroidLaw
 
DroidLaw is a legal reference app that provides users with access to many legal resources, such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Evidence, Appellate Procedure, and Criminal Procedure. Several add-one are available for purchase (some are free), including State Statutes and Codes, U.S. Constitution, individual CFR Titles and more. Android:
2.0.1 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Free  
(Several add-ons available; price varies)
 
Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary
 
Edited by a team of lawyers with expertise in all the vital areas of the law, Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary contains nearly 4,000 legal terms defined in everyday, understandable language. You’ll find both the legal standards—Latin terms, courtroom jargon, contract basics—and newly minted terms that reflect the ever changing language of the law today. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later
Download from iTunes App Store.

 
App:
Free

Content:  
Free
 

rulebook
Rulebook is the the exclusive mobile publishing platform for The Bluebook®, A Uniform System of Citation. Access The Bluebook along with all your federal and state court rules on one app—all of which are kept current through regular updates. Allows you to download and annotate rules. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
$39.99 for Bluebook
$1.99 - $2.99 per set of rules

U.S. Constitution
(iPhone, iTouch, iPad)
Contains main summary points of the Constitution and full Bill of Rights. Includes reference notes for each section, bio and images of signers of the original document. iOS:

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.

iPad.
Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Free

U.S. Constitution
(Android)
The U.S. Constitution and Articles of Confederation, searchable and annotated. Also includes Ratification Dates of Amendments, Bios of the signers, Constitution timeline, Declaration of Independence, other related documents, ideas, and trivia. Android:
2.0.0 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Free
 



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Study Aids



APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST

 BARBRI
Watch or listen to lectures, review outlines, and work practice questions. The app is only accessible by enrolled BARBRI students. Users must log in with their BARBRI user name and password to access any content.
 
iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Must be enrolled in BARBRI bar review or MPRE class (tuition varies).
Android:
2.2 and up; 2.3.4 and up for video streaming.
Download from Google Play App Store.

BarMax MPRE
Study for the MPRE exam. Listen to audio lectures, practice real MPRE questions, review flashcards. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Free
(Upgraded "Pro" version available for $17.99)
 
Blackboard Mobile Learn
Blackboard Mobile™ Learn extends your existing Blackboard learning system by making much of the core content available. Receive push notifications of course activity, take mobile-compatible tests, view grades, view and post in discussion forums and more.
 
iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
 App:
Free

Content:
Free
ASURITE authentication required.
Android:
2.2 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.

Crunch Time
CrunchTime provides capsule audio summaries that clearly explain major points of law and critical issues. A flexible note-taking feature lets you insert notes and items to review at any point in a particular audio track. Titles include: constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal law, contracts, corporations, evidence, professional responsibility, property, and torts. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Link to list of available titles through Wolters Kluwer mobile apps site.
App/Content:
$12.99 per title

Kaplan MBE Flashcards
MBE Flashcards and instructional videos to help you score higher on the challenging Multistate Exam. Six instructional videos and six categories of flashcards: 425 terms, definitions, and concepts, covering the areas of: Torts, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure, Contracts and Real Property. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App/Content:
Free
("for a limited time")

LexisNexis Q&A
Test your skills with multiple choice and essay questions (as well as detailed answers) for specific subject matter covered in the law school curriculum. 27 titles available, including: Evidence, Torts, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Property, Contracts and more. Preview the first ten questions of any title for free. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
$14.99/title
 
Android:
Varies with device.
Download from Google Play App Store.

Law in a Flash
Emanuel Law in a Flash cards are ideal for reviewing legal topics point by point. The traditional flashcard model has been reinvented as a digital, portable, study resource to help you study anytime, anywhere.Titles include: civil procedure, constitutional law, criminal law, criminal procedure, commercial sales, contracts, corporations, evidence, federal income tax, future interests, professional responsibility, real property, torts, and wills and trusts. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free 
 
Content:
$24.99 per title
Blackberry:
Download through Wolters Kluwer website.
App/Content:
$41.99 per title

Sum and Substance
With Sum & Substance you get dynamic lectures from gifted law professors whose years of teaching experience enable them to express even the most complex ideas clearly and succinctly. Listen to lectures anywhere, at your convenience - while commuting, exercising, or even running errands. Titles include: constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, criminal procedure, real property. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.
Download through Westlaw mobile store.
App/Content:
$49.99-$59.99 per title
 

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For Practitioners



APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST
       

LexisNexis Court Link

 
Review recent court docket Alert and Track activity on the go, and set up Alerts and Tracks on the CourtLink® site. Learn about newly filed cases. Pinpoint the types of new cases or the parties you want to learn about. Get results sorted in daily lists by Alert type: Attorney, Litigant, Judge, etc. Keep abreast of new developments in active federal and state cases on a scheduled basis. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Current CourtLink subscription and valid ID/password required.
Android:
2.1 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.
 
West CLE Mobile
Listen to continuing legal education (CLE) programming. Earn credits as you would with an on demand program at West LegalEdcenter, not just with a downloaded podcast for self-study credit. More than 4,500 CLE courses available for download,in hot law topics as well as the core substance of law in every practice area. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
One course free
(4500 courses available for download; price varies)
       
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Productivity and Efficiency



APP DESCRIPTION COMPATIBLE WITH COST
       

Dropbox
 
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your mobilt device, and the Dropbox website. Read and edit docs, save and share photos and videos, save email attachments. iOS: 
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.1 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free  
 
Content:
Free up to 18 GB
(storage upgrades available; price varies)
Android:
Varies with device.
Download from Google Play App Store.

 Evernote
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use (available for: Mac, PC, mobile devices and web). Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable. Share notes with friends and colleagues via Facebook and Twitter, Save, sync and share files, organize notes by notebooks and tags, and more. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free
 
Content:
Free
(Upgraded "Premium" version available; $45/yr)
Android:
1.6 and up.
Download from Google Play App Store.

Hoot Suite
Hoot Suite is a social media management dashboard that allows you to keep track of all your social networking sites in one place. iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
App:
Free

Content:
Free
(Upgraded "Pro" version available; $9.99/mo)
Android:
1.5 and up
Download from Google Play App Store.
Blackberry:
Download from Blackberry App World.

 
My Legal Projects
 
Ideal for new or summer associates who must remember the unique requirements for each legal research project they work on. Each project is saved individually and can be shared with colleagues via email or Bluetooth. Record information about the project, including the jurisdiction, key terms, relevant cases and/or statutes, etc. Set reminder notices. Link from My Legal Projects directly into WestlawNext™ mobile (requires separate subscription to WestlawNext).  iOS:
iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download from iTunes App Store.
 App:
$1.99 

Content:
Free (user-created).
Current WestlawNext subscription and valid ID/password required to link to information in WestlawNext.
       
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