Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

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Redamon1
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Re: Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

Postby Redamon1 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:46 pm

Another update here for those still following: I went all digital this semester and loved it. I switched to iAnnotate (away from GoodReader), and find the app far superior: faster synch that operates in the background while you keep using your device, smoother read, more annotation options, easier bookmarking and navigation.

I also bought a couple textbooks and supplements on the Kindle App, and didn't think they were as nice as manually scanned copies of the hard copy (ridiculous, right?!): the layout and navigation were just far inferior.

Please share tips if you have any.

ETA: using the iPad for legal writing class was awesome: download straight from WestLaw (no need to deal with expensive and time-consuming printing!), file, annotate, search and easily access all the cases, briefs etc.

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Re: Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

Postby JDndMSW » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:59 pm

Tagging thanks for the info.

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Re: Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

Postby dextermorgan » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:10 pm

Redamon1 wrote:Another update here for those still following: I went all digital this semester and loved it. I switched to iAnnotate (away from GoodReader), and find the app far superior: faster synch that operates in the background while you keep using your device, smoother read, more annotation options, easier bookmarking and navigation.

I also bought a couple textbooks and supplements on the Kindle App, and didn't think they were as nice as manually scanned copies of the hard copy (ridiculous, right?!): the layout and navigation were just far inferior.

Please share tips if you have any.

ETA: using the iPad for legal writing class was awesome: download straight from WestLaw (no need to deal with expensive and time-consuming printing!), file, annotate, search and easily access all the cases, briefs etc.

So do you just buy the textbook and scan it? Seems like a lot of fucking work.

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Re: Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

Postby Redamon1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:52 am

dextermorgan wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:Another update here for those still following: I went all digital this semester and loved it. I switched to iAnnotate (away from GoodReader), and find the app far superior: faster synch that operates in the background while you keep using your device, smoother read, more annotation options, easier bookmarking and navigation.

I also bought a couple textbooks and supplements on the Kindle App, and didn't think they were as nice as manually scanned copies of the hard copy (ridiculous, right?!): the layout and navigation were just far inferior.

Please share tips if you have any.

ETA: using the iPad for legal writing class was awesome: download straight from WestLaw (no need to deal with expensive and time-consuming printing!), file, annotate, search and easily access all the cases, briefs etc.

So do you just buy the textbook and scan it? Seems like a lot of fucking work.


3+ hrs / textbook with a good scanner in the library. It sucks, but it's worth it IMO over the course of a full semester. You can also unbind the book and scan it much faster that way. Plus, you can resell your books in like-new condition at the end of the semester.

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Re: Tablets (ex. Ipad) and Law Schools

Postby Rory19 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:57 pm

I hesitate to resurrect an old thread but I see here that scanning text books and using iAnnotate has worked well for others in the past. I have been told that my law library will have all of our course books on reserve and that we have access to a killer speedy scanner to scan the books. This seems like a perfect solution to not having to buy books at all. Any reason why this would not work--a feel like this may be a too good to be true solution.




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