News and information useful to Cleveland State College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for September 20th, 2010

Apps for Federal Gov’t Info

Congress App has a whole list of apps available from the federal government.  Not included on the list is the NLRB’s app – – Search cases, see recent decisions and news. Not a true “app” but a webpage optimized for mobile phones.

Take a look at these useful apps from the Sunlight Foundation as well:

Congress (Droid) – Information on recent votes, access any Congressperson’s voting record, sponsored bills and call them instantly.  Can pull up senators and representatives for your location.

Real Time Congress (iPhone)- Real time updates from House and Senate floors, see key documents as they are published on the web.

Legal Research Apps for IPhones

(also see our prior post WestlawNext Mobile which can be used on all types of phones)

UCLA Law Library has a handy chart Mobile Apps for Legal Research and News.  Many of the apps mentioned are free or low cost, most of them are for Iphones.  Fastcase and Lexis plan to have versions for Android and Blackberry available soon.   Just to highlight a few of the free Iphone apps:

  • Fastcase –  Search federal and state cases and statutes by citation or keyword.  For more information or to download the free app, visit
  • Lexis- Free to anyone with a current Lexis account.  You can pull up cases and shepardize them, but currently no searching is available. Download via the the iTunes App Store.
  • Lawstack – Preloaded with the U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure.  Once downloaded, you can add state and federal statutes and federal regulations.  Available from the iTunes App Store.
  • Nolo Legal Dictionary – Available from the iTunes App Store


(Image is a Paul Frank iPhone case)

Student Health Law Conference – Oct. 22

For those of you interested in a health law career…The 4th Annual Student Health Law Conference will be held on Friday, October 22 at Seton Hall Law School.  The conference is being co-sponsored with the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.  Topics covered include,  networking with potential employers, nontraditional jobs for health lawyers, find out what health lawyers do, tips on how to contact prospective employers, and how to start your own firm.  Take a moment to check out the conference description.