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"Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?

"Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« on: June 21, 2008, 09:17:12 PM »
A relative knows I'm heading to Law School and was considering purchasing this for me as a gift if I thought it'd be useful...what say you, LSD?  Do people use this, or does the internet suffice for this type of material?

dsetterl

Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 09:21:14 PM »
I want a hard copy. I still like to read hard copies of things.

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Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 09:28:58 PM »
useless.

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Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 01:28:05 AM »
I think its probably good to have one.  I usually use the internet but sometimes projects/assignments call for just using a book and it might help.  Plus, sometimes i just like to use a book, so I can tell my kids we still had books.

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Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 07:15:51 AM »
I've used my hard copy before, and was glad I had it (IMO, it's sometimes faster to look the damn word up than to open a browser page, sign in to Westlaw, type in the word, and wait for the definition to load).  And I think I'll be glad to have it when I start practicing and Westlaw is no longer free.

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Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 08:06:44 AM »
I used it for the first week of school and never picked it up again after that.

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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 10:24:22 AM »
I bought a pocket version and have used it off and on a few times. My theory is if I am not near a computer or don't want to start it up, it is easier to just grab the book.

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Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2008, 06:12:23 PM »