If you are a law student reading this website, final exams have likely just started for you (and I'm glad to be a part of your study break). If you are looking for a last minute study aid, you might want to check out the Law in a Flash apps for the iPhone. Study cards from Law in a Flash have been around for a long time. I remember using them in law school in the early 1990s. With these apps, you get all of the information on the cards in an iPhone app.
To give you an idea of what they look like, here are some screenshots from the Civil Procedure I set.
You can work with cards from a specific category or from all categories at once. You can go through the cards in order or shuffle them. For each card you have a question (such as a fact pattern) on one side, and an answer on the other.
You can add your own notes to a card or bookmark a card if you want to return to it later. The app also includes Quick Review cards which contain the key information that you most need to know for your exam. Here is an example on what to look for in jurisdiction fact patterns:
The Law in a Flash iPhone apps typically cost $39.99 (which is about the same cost as the physical cards), but the apps are 25% off through May 17, 2009, which for just about all of them is $29.99. (The one exception is the Professional Responsibility app which now costs $44.99.) The currently available subjects are:
- Civil Procedure I
- Civil Procedure II
- Constitutional Law I (National and State Powers)
- Constitutional Law II (Individual Rights)
- Criminal Law
- Criminal Procedure
- Future Interests
- Professional Responsibility
- Real Property
- Wills & Trusts
Good luck on your exams!