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Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:32 pm

Which online law dictionary is closest to the quality of "Black's Law Dictionary"?

Thanks.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:29 pm


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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:39 pm

Doesn't westlaw or have blacks in their data base?

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:54 pm

kalvano wrote:http://dictionary.law.com/


Thanks. And if you have to rate 3 things that are most important to a law student, what are they?
Would a law dictionary be one of them?

Thanks again.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby cake » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Doesn't westlaw or have blacks in their data base?

Yes, Westlaw has Black's.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby fathergoose » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:09 pm

knowledgenotebook wrote:
kalvano wrote:http://dictionary.law.com/


Thanks. And if you have to rate 3 things that are most important to a law student, what are they?
Would a law dictionary be one of them?

Thanks again.

(1) Good whiskey
(2) A lack of any social life
(3) masochistic tendencies

Law dictionary is well down the second page

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:27 pm

fathergoose wrote:
knowledgenotebook wrote:
kalvano wrote:http://dictionary.law.com/


Thanks. And if you have to rate 3 things that are most important to a law student, what are they?
Would a law dictionary be one of them?

Thanks again.

(1) Good whiskey
(2) A lack of any social life
(3) masochistic tendencies

Law dictionary is well down the second page


Of course other than sarcasm.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:35 pm

knowledgenotebook wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
knowledgenotebook wrote:
kalvano wrote:http://dictionary.law.com/


Thanks. And if you have to rate 3 things that are most important to a law student, what are they?
Would a law dictionary be one of them?

Thanks again.

(1) Good whiskey
(2) A lack of any social life
(3) masochistic tendencies

Law dictionary is well down the second page


Of course other than sarcasm.



That's not sarcasm. It's true. There is no reason to buy a legal dictionary.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby fathergoose » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:38 pm

That's not my attempt at humor. I suggest buffalo trace for (1)

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:52 pm

fathergoose wrote:That's not my attempt at humor. I suggest buffalo trace for (1)

All right, I wouldn't mind checking it out.

With regard to "3 things that are most important to a law student", probably I could have worded it a bit differently, that is,
3 things that are most important to legal study something...

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby kalvano » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:54 pm

1) Westlaw Next
2) Westlaw Next
3) Westlaw Next

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:11 pm

kalvano wrote:1) Westlaw Next
2) Westlaw Next
3) Westlaw Next


ok, that's probably for legal research, thanks. now, I saw many law students can't stop typing while listening to law professor's lecture...
the "legal notes" in the law student's laptop is 'leveraged' for a deeper legal study with "legal research" such as Westlaw Next and texbook?
where do they go? (Of course retention of essentials by memory is one thing), I mean, physically, would
1) one type of law student add legal research results to existing notes where relevant/related? Add page number something reference as well for the textbook... ?
2) another type, simply add legal research URL and textbook page # etc. meta data, into the existing notes?
3) mixture of the above?

Which one seems more popular and why?

Thanks.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby kalvano » Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:40 pm

I'm honestly not sure what you're asking. The people who can't stop typing are either G-chatting or transcribing every word the professor says.

Neither will do much for you.

When it comes to notes:

1) Do the reading
2) Pick out from lecture supplemental ideas and things the professor thinks important
3) Supplement as needed from E&E's, etc.

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Re: Online legal dictionary?

Postby knowledgenotebook » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:32 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm honestly not sure what you're asking. The people who can't stop typing are either G-chatting or transcribing every word the professor says.

Neither will do much for you.

When it comes to notes:

1) Do the reading
2) Pick out from lecture supplemental ideas and things the professor thinks important
3) Supplement as needed from E&E's, etc.


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(1) " people who can't stop typing "
It shouldn't taken literally. The observation is law students do take notes during a lecture.

(2) 1) "Do the reading"
while doing that, do a lot of students, highlight stuff as a pupil do or write down something at the corner or side something like a high school student do or insert thought/observation into either an existing related note (to augment) or doing something similar?

Note:
I'm not a law student but this subject is relevant to me.

Thanks for your time.




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