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Mobile Apps for Law Students and Beyond

Mobile Research Apps

There are more law-related apps available than what is listed below.  These apps are meant for law professionals or law students. 

These apps are available for two or more devices, including Apple, Android, and Windows devices. 
Some of the apps under the other tabs are adding different versions so check those sites often.   

Click on the link appropriate to your device to download or connect to the site. 

Fastcase (Free cases and statutes. Subscription required for everything else)

Libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to the first volumes. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.  Fastcase’s libraries are searchable by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup.  Must register to use; a subscription is required for everything except cases and statutes. A few states, like Ohio, are not included due to copyright restrictions.  Fastcase website.

App Store
Google Play

Westlaw (Free to download; must have account to use)

All the same Westlaw features, customized for mobile devices.  Run searches with WestSearch and filter the results; add notes and highlighting to documents; access research history, favorites, and frequently used content; browse content, and organize folders. 

App Store
Google Play


These apps are exclusively for Apple/iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone and are available through iTunes.
Some of the apps under the other tabs are adding Apple versions so check those sites often.

Click on the App Store link to download.

Black's Law Dictionary 10th Ed ($54.99)

The 10th Edition is the most comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 50,000 terms, alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms, and West key numbers.

App Store

Lexis+ Mobile (Free; must have Lexis account to use)

Access the most comprehensive collection of primary law, leading editorial analysis, and Shepard’s® Citation Service—the trusted, first-choice of attorneys and the courts for authority you can count on—right from your Apple iPhone® or iPad®

App Store

Legal Dictionary (Free)
Legal Dictionary by Farlex gives you free, instant access to more than 14,500 legal terms and over 13,500 audio pronunciations from authoritative sources trusted by attorneys, including West's Encyclopedia of American Law.

App Store

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