Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

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snapdragon25
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Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby snapdragon25 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:05 am

I'm a 0L but I have several friends who swear by the Black's Law Dictionary app, and it's usually $54.99 but the iPhone app is on sale today for $26.99. It went on sale for one day last June, so this sale will probably end late tonight. Unfortunately, the android and windows phone apps aren't on sale, just the iPhone app. I downloaded it and it looks really useful, so I wanted to let you guys know about the sale.

(I'm thinking about getting an iPad for note taking in LS and my techy brother says I'll be able to download the iPad app from the cloud if I already bought it once)

ETA: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blacks- ... 42731?mt=8

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Rory19
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby Rory19 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:23 pm

On a slightly unrelated note, someone gifted me a hardcopy of Black's law dictionary. As a 0L I have no idea how useful this will be, should I keep it or sell it? Is the app going to be all I need?

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby GertrudePerkins » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:44 pm

You can get Black's for free through Westlaw as a student, so seems silly to pay for it.

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby RodneyRuxin » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:48 pm

Please don't tell me anyone is dumb enough to pay for something like this...

Lumieres
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby Lumieres » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:08 pm

It's worth it for the gunners.

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KD35
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby KD35 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:18 pm

Another slightly unrelated (and potentially stupid) question:
How often do you use Black's Law Dictionary in law school?

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YYZ
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby YYZ » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:26 pm

Purchasing Black's is absolutely unnecessary for law school. If you need to research the meaning of a word, a quick Google search will give you the definition. Actually, you'll probably find there are very few words you actually have to look up. Also, I think you have free access to Black's on WestLaw.

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby snapdragon25 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:46 pm

Lol my friends who use this outed as gunners apparently

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby nealric » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:54 pm

I have been out of law school for three years. I've never even looked inside Black's law dictionary.

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby Reinhardt » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:51 pm

I bought that stupid thing in hardbound form on the recommendation of a friend and never looked at it once

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby envisciguy » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm looking at my hard copy of Black's Law Dictionary right now - across the room in a dusty corner of my apartment. Got it as a gift before 1L and didn't open it even once during the year.

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby ilovesf » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:59 pm

Wait is this a joke? Why would you in the world ever need or want this?

PRgradBYU
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby PRgradBYU » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:26 pm

LOL, $27 for an iPhone app?

Also, LOL @ this:
snapdragon25 wrote:(I'm thinking about getting an iPad for note taking in LS ... )

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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby quakeroats » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:28 pm

KD35 wrote:Another slightly unrelated (and potentially stupid) question:
How often do you use Black's Law Dictionary in law school?


Never.

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Tom Joad
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:33 pm

Wow. That is awesome. I am really tempted to get an iPhone just to get this app.

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Bronte
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Re: Black's Law Dictionary iPhone app sale!

Postby Bronte » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Black's Law Dictionary is sometimes useful. No need to buy the app or even the book, but there are times when it can make sense to refer to it and, on rare occasion, even to cite to it.




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