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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Best iPhone apps for Prawfs?

Well, the turkey is brining, the stuffing and corn pudding are in the oven, the pies are done, and wine is flowing.  Happy Thanksgiving! 

Naturally, my mind is focused sharply on matters professional, and so I ask:  what, do people think, are the best iPhone apps, for law-profs?  I've found Yelp and Open Table crucially important, when arranging the all-important conference-connected dinners.  What else?

Posted by Rick Garnett on November 26, 2009 at 01:04 PM in Culture | Permalink


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You can get the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Title 28 from a couple of different sources. Those are pretty handy. Also very handy is the Kindle Reader app, which allows you access any book or publication that can be purchased from Amazon for a Kindle on the iPhone, whether or not you have a Kindle. The range of law related books availble for the Kindle is much more narrow than might be hoped, but includes books like Tom Tyler's Why People Obey the Law and Deborah Rhodes' In The Interests of Justice.

Another law professor friendly use of the iPhone is subscribing to law related podcasts via iTunes. The University of Chicago, to name one example, puts up as podcasts many of their faculty presentations, and these can be pretty interesting to listen to. The iTunes university also has some very interesting courses if you are trying to increase you comprehension of the "and" part of various "law and" fields.

For conferences, Bump can be handy - just bump your iPhone against the iPhone of someone you've met and instantly transfer contact info. In the same vein, WorldCard is one of several apps that let you scan business cards straight into your contact list (I think the current software versions all require the 3GS version of the iPhone).

There are also a variety of voice memo apps. If you have a thought while out and about, you can record it and have that emailed to your inbox for later evaluation.

Posted by: Ray Campbell | Nov 27, 2009 2:46:17 PM

U.S. Constitution

Posted by: Hanah | Nov 27, 2009 12:51:27 PM

The Starbucks locator.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Nov 27, 2009 10:56:10 AM

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