Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

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Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:58 pm

1L here looking for the best online legal dictionary and the best source of case briefs.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Bikeflip » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:00 pm

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:1L here looking for the best online legal dictionary and the best source of case briefs.



Whatever your prof recommends.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:04 pm

Profs tell you not to use canned briefs and to use a paper dictionary. I want to use an online dictionary because it will facilitate faster lookup of concepts and use canned briefs to locate integral legal concepts before reading the case. Any suggestions?

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby MrsPalsgraf » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:08 am

You're not a 1L you're a 0L. Use the appropriate forum

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby maximator » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:13 am

BrooklynLaw16 wrote: I want to use an online dictionary


http://www.wikipedia.org/

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Bikeflip » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:24 am

maximator wrote:
BrooklynLaw16 wrote: I want to use an online dictionary


http://www.wikipedia.org/



:lol: Hell, OP will be looking between wiki, casebriefs.com, and invsipress by 3L yr. Hell, OP will probably be looking at lawnix by week one. But seriously gun-tastic 0L OP, enjoy summer.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby DocHawkeye » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:34 am

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:1L here looking for the best online legal dictionary and the best source of case briefs.


Once you get access, use Blacks Dictionary in Westlaw so you can take advantaged of the KeyCite system. I am pretty sude I have not used a legal dictionary since 1L.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Nova » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:29 am

For case briefs....

Use Google.

For looking up words you don't know....

Use Google.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby hephaestus » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:32 am

Your westlaw subscription will include Black's Law Dictionary. But just use google.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby soj » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:33 am

whatever you can find on google. profs will probably recommend actually reading the cases and briefing them yourself. LOL no. it's all part of a flame to make their chosen field of study seem rigorous and worthwhile.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:43 pm

MrsPalsgraf wrote:You're not a 1L you're a 0L. Use the appropriate forum


My law school already sent out the first reading assignment- 300 pages, including 10 strict products liability cases. I'm starting now. Don't assume what you don't know.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:45 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:http://lawschoolcasebriefs.com/


+1 thank you

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:52 pm

Bikeflip wrote:

But seriously gun-tastic 0L OP


Yes, I am a gun owner. Strong believer in 2nd amendment rights. Don't know about gun- tastic though lol 8)

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:19 pm

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:
MrsPalsgraf wrote:You're not a 1L you're a 0L. Use the appropriate forum


My law school already sent out the first reading assignment- 300 pages, including 10 strict products liability cases. I'm starting now. Don't assume what you don't know.


Oh snap

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby soj » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:34 pm

BrooklynLaw16 wrote:
MrsPalsgraf wrote:You're not a 1L you're a 0L. Use the appropriate forum


My law school already sent out the first reading assignment- 300 pages, including 10 strict products liability cases. I'm starting now. Don't assume what you don't know.

LOL yikes

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:37 pm

I liked http://www.lawnix.com a lot, and these were helpful: http://marissabracke.com/law-school-outlines

Google will work fine for a dictionary. Black's is a waste of money.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:38 pm

I had a hard copy of a law dictionary to start 1L, didn't use it once, and it turned out to NOT be the dictionary allowed for journal write-on. Use google and Black's on Westlaw for now, and later if you need to buy one, you won't have wasted money on the wrong one.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:18 pm

kalvano wrote:I liked http://www.lawnix.com a lot, and these were helpful: http://marissabracke.com/law-school-outlines

Google will work fine for a dictionary. Black's is a waste of money.


Thank you

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby jump_man » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:26 pm

http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/

^This website has briefs keyed to many major textbooks, but the short, concise rule statements included in Wikipedia summaries are better

http://www.invispress.com/law/index.html

^This guy also wrote some pretty good case briefs

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Scotusnerd » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:19 pm

kalvano wrote:I liked http://www.lawnix.com a lot, and these were helpful: http://marissabracke.com/law-school-outlines

Google will work fine for a dictionary. Black's is a waste of money.


Seconded. If you need to read it, google it. If you need to cite it, borrow it. If you need to buy it...don't.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby MrsPalsgraf » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:25 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
BrooklynLaw16 wrote:
MrsPalsgraf wrote:You're not a 1L you're a 0L. Use the appropriate forum


My law school already sent out the first reading assignment- 300 pages, including 10 strict products liability cases. I'm starting now. Don't assume what you don't know.


Oh snap


LOL. Yea ok I'm sure you have a 300 page reading assignment on strict liabilty in a month before classes start. That's totally logical.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:19 pm

MrsPalsgraf wrote:LOL. Yea ok I'm sure you have a 300 page reading assignment on strict liabilty in a month before classes start. That's totally logical.

The RIGOR of BLS

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby blsingindisguise » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:29 pm

Law dictionaries are of really limited usefulness. I don't think I ever cracked one after the early portion of my first semester. So definitely don't buy one, especially considering you can look up all the terms you need to look up on the web.

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Re: Best Law dictionary and best case briefs?

Postby Nova » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:33 pm

Yeah, I never used one either.




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