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Studying Law? There's an App for That, and It's a Game!

By George Khoury, Esq. | Last updated on

Law students these days, and since the beginning of our new digital era, sure do love their smartphones. It's like that warm glow of the screen and all those social media connections will protect that fragile, aspiring-lawyer ego after suffering through the stress and anxiety of waiting to be cold called.

And now, thanks to some creative, and ninja-loving, app makers, there's an iOS and an Android law school quiz game. While the game seems to get some mixed reviews on both platforms, most of which explain the app can't replace normal studying, it certainly sounds like it is at least a helpful distraction.

Enter the Law Dojo App

According to the Droid Lawyer, an awesome lawyer blogger who (surprise surprise) has a preference for the Android operating system, the Law Dojo app isn't geared towards aspiring law students. Rather, the electronically inclined blogger explained, back in 2012 when the app debuted, that the quiz game's questions are likely even above the heads of 1Ls. Also, he noted that the game was fun for him, as an attorney.

The game actually has a few versions, as well as offers in-app purchases to get more content.

What Apps Should Law Students Download?

There are quite a few apps out there for law students and lawyers. Selecting the ones that will actually help can often be overwhelming and time consuming. And while those studying for the bar exam will definitely want to download whatever app their prep course offers, while you're still in school, you'll probably just want quick access to commonly used information. Downloading the Federal Rules of Evidence, Civil and Criminal Procedure, is a good place to start, as well as your state's equivalent rules.

If you don't like the apps, you can also try to just get these codes in PDF format, or as an ereader, and put them in your device's e-reader, or a file management app (like Dropbox). Also, having access to your preferred legal research platform in an app can be great for looking up case briefs on the go. Lastly, apps that will actually help you stay productive, healthy, and help relieve stress, are perhaps the most essential to have.

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