Finding Legal Apps

Apps just aren’t for finding a new place to eat or improving your Words with Friends score. The past several years have seen the development of a staggering array of apps designed specifically for lawyers and legal researchers. Using apps, you can do everything from supplementing your bar exam study to annotating PDF documents and monitoring jurors during trial – all from your tablet or smartphone.

With all of the legal apps out there these days, how to get started with finding one that works for you? A recent article, “Good Apps Aren’t Hard to Find: Resources for Finding Legal Apps”, lists several resources for locating legal apps. App stores, legal technology blogs, and legal content providers such as Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law are all great starting points. Check out the article for more information and to start APP-lying your legal technology skills!

New HeinOnline Resource – State Statutes: A Historical Archive

The Harnish Law Library is pleased to announce a new addition to our extensive collection of online legal materials in HeinOnline. State Statutes: A Historical Archive includes over 1,600 volumes of superseded state statutes for all fifty states beginning in 1717. Users can search by title, state, or date to find PDF copies of the original print versions.

To begin using this new resource, visit the Law Library’s Online Databases page and log into HeinOnline using your Wavenet credentials.

LA Times Festival of Books

It is once again time for the LA Times Festival of Books.  This free event will be held on the University of Southern California campus on Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st.  There will be authors; musical performances; shows for children; cooking demonstrations; and much, much more.  So, if you need a break from studying for finals, if you love books and reading, or if you’re just looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out the LA Times Festival of Books.

More information, including a detailed schedule of authors, vendors, parking, and more is available here.