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Law Students => Current Law Students => Topic started by: mudcat on August 30, 2005, 10:58:01 PM

Title: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on August 30, 2005, 10:58:01 PM
Any accurate ones out there?  There's no wireless in my school's classrooms and I want something to search. 

Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: jacy85 on August 31, 2005, 05:04:41 AM
You shouldn't have to search during class.  Either look it up prior to class (otherwise known as "preparing") or write/type the term into your notes, highlight it, and make a note to go look it up after class.
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: _retired_ on August 31, 2005, 07:21:26 AM
Get over yourself, Jacy.  :P
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: nonamesleftforme on August 31, 2005, 08:02:44 AM
Hmm, not that I know of.  That sucks that your classrooms don't have wireless!  I would bring in a pocket version of Black's and have that handy. 
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: _retired_ on August 31, 2005, 08:11:57 AM
no ethernet outlets either?

If you have that much, you can use Black's on Westlaw.
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on August 31, 2005, 09:46:25 AM
You shouldn't have to search during class.  Either look it up prior to class (otherwise known as "preparing")

wow.  In real life, do people talk to you if they dont have to?  I wouldn't.

can you possibly imagine a scenario where a professor...says a word...that didnt appear in the reading...that you are not sure about?  again, wow.

Thanks to everyone else.  my school seems to block internet in the classrooms.  No idea why...
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: jewelbomb on September 01, 2005, 06:58:11 PM
Like someone already said, use Black's on Westlaw. It's also nice because you can cut and paste definitions into your notes, outlines, or whatever.
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on September 04, 2005, 05:40:00 PM
the westlaw diction ary does not work for me bc... i dont get internet in the classroom.  I was wondering if there is a free downloadable law dictionary.  So that the entire contents are on your hard drive, and thus accessable with or without an internet conection.  You know what, nevermind. Is that really that confusing?
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: jewelbomb on September 05, 2005, 07:03:23 AM
You know what, nevermind. Is that really that confusing?

It obviously is, fvuckhead. You didn’t say that you didn’t have the internet in your classrooms, only that you had no wireless. Next time ask the right questions and you might get the right answers.

Loser.
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: _retired_ on September 05, 2005, 10:45:34 AM
the westlaw diction ary does not work for me bc... i dont get internet in the classroom.  I was wondering if there is a free downloadable law dictionary.  So that the entire contents are on your hard drive, and thus accessable with or without an internet conection.  You know what, nevermind. Is that really that confusing?

What third world country are you in?
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on September 05, 2005, 10:56:21 AM
You know what, nevermind. Is that really that confusing?

It obviously is, fvuckhead. You didn’t say that you didn’t have the internet in your classrooms, only that you had no wireless.

Next time ask the right questions and you might get the right answers.


Loser.

1.  see where I say my school seems to block internet?  Anyway, that doesnt matter.  The title of my post says it all:  "Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?"

now, I assume you are in law school.  So lets break down the elements of my question.

1.  free: this means no charge.
2.  downloadable: this is important.  different from "searchable."
3.  law dictionary:  blacks would be preferable. 

so I'm assuming that you dont understand what the word "downloadable" means, which concerns me because this is 2005.  Maybe you should look up the term, in, say, an online dictionary. 
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: jewelbomb on September 05, 2005, 12:49:21 PM
You know what, nevermind. Is that really that confusing?

It obviously is, fvuckhead. You didn’t say that you didn’t have the internet in your classrooms, only that you had no wireless.

Next time ask the right questions and you might get the right answers.


Loser.

1.  see where I say my school seems to block internet?  Anyway, that doesnt matter.  The title of my post says it all:  "Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?"

now, I assume you are in law school.  So lets break down the elements of my question.

1.  free: this means no charge.
2.  downloadable: this is important.  different from "searchable."
3.  law dictionary:  blacks would be preferable. 

so I'm assuming that you dont understand what the word "downloadable" means, which concerns me because this is 2005.  Maybe you should look up the term, in, say, an online dictionary. 

I know what “downloadable” means. Because I am unaware of any downloadable law dictionaries, I and several other posters tried to be helpful and suggest something else that might work instead. Sorry. You are completely right to dis people who take the time to try to answer your stupid questions. Suggestion: if you don’t like the advice given IGNORE IT rather than being a complete condescending fvck about it. 


Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: _retired_ on September 05, 2005, 09:15:38 PM
We used this thing called "Google" to answer your question.  Have you heard of it?
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on September 06, 2005, 10:31:47 AM
ok, obviously this thread has not provided any useful information to me or anyone else interested in the original question.  Im only responding at this point because i am procrastinating.

jwelbomb:  you didnt understand the question, which is fine.  I resorted to being "condescending" because you called me a "loser" and a "fvckhead", with the only provocation being that I asked "is this really that confusing."  My question was not confusing, but it confused you because you didnt read it very closely, or you didnt understand it because you didnt know what the words I used meant.  Then you got pissed when I pointed that out.  Sorry. 

AJ: Google didnt find one for me.  That's why I asked this board.  I was hoping that someone here was in the same situation as me and had discovered a free, downloadable online dictionary.  I appreciate your initial westlaw idea, and thanked you for your imput, even though it wasnt going to work.  Give it a rest, you werent the target of my "condescending" post.  The third world country i live in decided last year that its students shouldnt be playing partypoker during class, so blocked internet while classes are in session, even though they had ports installed at every desk a few years ago.  Which is retarded.

Jewelbomb: Assuming that only a girl whould think that jewel is "bomb", have you ever made 30+ threatening phone calls in one day to your ex-boyfriend because you saw him talking to another female in the cafeteria lunch line?  I have a feeling you would do this.  Get back to me about this.  I am having fun trying to picture you in real life.
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: jewelbomb on September 06, 2005, 03:55:04 PM
ok, obviously this thread has not provided any useful information to me or anyone else interested in the original question.  Im only responding at this point because i am procrastinating.

jwelbomb:  you didnt understand the question, which is fine.  I resorted to being "condescending" because you called me a "loser" and a "fvckhead", with the only provocation being that I asked "is this really that confusing."  My question was not confusing, but it confused you because you didnt read it very closely, or you didnt understand it because you didnt know what the words I used meant.  Then you got pissed when I pointed that out.  Sorry. 

AJ: Google didnt find one for me.  That's why I asked this board.  I was hoping that someone here was in the same situation as me and had discovered a free, downloadable online dictionary.  I appreciate your initial westlaw idea, and thanked you for your imput, even though it wasnt going to work.  Give it a rest, you werent the target of my "condescending" post.  The third world country i live in decided last year that its students shouldnt be playing partypoker during class, so blocked internet while classes are in session, even though they had ports installed at every desk a few years ago.  Which is retarded.

Jewelbomb: Assuming that only a girl whould think that jewel is "bomb", have you ever made 30+ threatening phone calls in one day to your ex-boyfriend because you saw him talking to another female in the cafeteria lunch line?  I have a feeling you would do this.  Get back to me about this.  I am having fun trying to picture you in real life.


Ok, so I got a little defensive. Like I said, I was trying to be helpful and thought it was kinda bad to get all “is it really that complicated” on my ass.

As far as not reading your op very closely…guilty as charged. Still, you could have ignored the advice if it wasn’t what you were looking for.

I certainly do not think Jewel (I think that you are referring to the recording artist) is bomb. I can’t even remember what stupid song she sang. I would also never use “bomb” in its adjectival sense.

Also, no I have never made 30+ threatening phone calls to my ex-boyfriend because I’ve never had an ex-boyfriend or any boyfriend for that matter.

I’m a (straight) dude. 

 
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: Trancer on September 11, 2005, 07:54:36 AM
Westlaw has a free dictionary (well free to lawstudents if your school provides you with a personal account).
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: mudcat on September 12, 2005, 10:41:07 AM
you're joking... right??!?
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: _retired_ on September 12, 2005, 10:42:29 AM
yup, he's just f-ing with ya.


actually, there is no such thing as Westlaw
Title: Re: Is there a free downloadable law dictionary?
Post by: Trancer on September 12, 2005, 01:44:15 PM
no, im not joking