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jgruber

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Law Dictionary
« on: June 16, 2004, 08:37:08 PM »
My friend the 25 year lawyer and HLS graduate told me a couple of days ago.  Do not waste money on an expensive law dictionary.  You don't need 125,000 listings.  Just something cheap and not too heavy to tote (that's Southern for carry) around.


Now that I think about it more, maybe I should just get a PDA version.

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Ginatio

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004, 08:48:51 PM »
If your PDA has wireless internet, you can just use this:

http://dictionary.law.com/

jgruber

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004, 08:49:29 PM »
Nope.  It's an oooolllllddddddd PDA.  Like me.

And then I wonder.   Do I really need a dictionary to carry around?

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004, 08:53:43 PM »
Gilbert's law summaries. 8 dollars and fits in your hand. The cheapest I've seen big daddy (black's law dictionary) is $42.

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2004, 08:58:34 PM »
Gilbert's law summaries. 8 dollars and fits in your hand. The cheapest I've seen big daddy (black's law dictionary) is $42.

I was just looking at that online.  Found for as little as 5.95 + shipping. 

I know this may seem like a trivial matter to worry about at this point, but I'm bubbling with LS thoughts and the more I get out of the way now, the easier I'll rest.

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2004, 01:39:57 AM »
Great LSAT score idiot!

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2004, 07:47:45 AM »
i'm taking this law summer course and i tell you, for the weight of it (because you have soooo many books to carry), you want the smallest one you can get.  at first, i got a black's abridged edition for 42$, it's around 7 pounds(they have a bigger one for around 90$ around 20 pounds), but that's still too big.  I finally returned it and got the smallest one I can find (no more than 6 ounces), called Random House Webster's Pocket legal dictionary.  It's so small, it fits in the palm of your hand and it was 7.99$. 

My friend the 25 year lawyer and HLS graduate told me a couple of days ago.  Do not waste money on an expensive law dictionary.  You don't need 125,000 listings.  Just something cheap and not too heavy to tote (that's Southern for carry) around.


Now that I think about it more, maybe I should just get a PDA version.

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2004, 08:00:58 AM »
Great LSAT score idiot!

that was perfect

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2004, 09:58:12 AM »
Great LSAT score idiot!

I give up.  What is a LSAT score idiot?

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Re: Law Dictionary
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004, 10:05:55 AM »
195 = impossible (in your signature)