Legal Apps: Study Aids

The lives of law students are not known for copious amounts of free time. Finding time to study can be difficult, but these mobile apps make it much easier to study on-the-go and at your own pace.

Kaplan provides a free MBE flashcard app and instructional videos to help you prepare for the Multistate Bar Exam. The app focuses on torts, contracts, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, evidence, and real property. It also contains a concept reference guide to common legal topics. This app is certainly one of the best free study aids currently on the market.

Themis Bar Review offers a great bar review app, providing some services free to current law students and offering their full bar prep course to those who have paid for the service. Current law students have access to comprehensive outlines with exam tips, on-demand review lectures, handouts, assessment questions, and apps for iOS, Android, and e-reader devices. First year students are given these materials for civil procedure, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, property, and torts, while upper-level students have access to constitutional law, corporations, criminal procedure, evidence, and wills and trusts.

If you’re looking for a less intense study aid than the Kaplan MBE flashcards or Themis, there are several apps under the Law School Dojo brand that offer fun and engaging quizzes. They offer two quizzes free of charge—“Know Your Rights” and the classic Law School Dojo quiz with more generalized questions—as well as several paid apps ($2.99/each) on civil procedure, torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, income tax, and international law. Law School Dojo is a great way to keep yourself engaged even during those stressful exam periods.