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Mobile Apps for Law Students and Lawyers: Legal News

This resource guide provides a listing of mobile applications helpful to law students and lawyers, including study aids, legal research tools, legal news, productivity solutions, and much more.


LSU Law Library neither endorses these legal applications (apps) nor guarantees the accuracy of the information contained in them.

This library guide is for informational purposes only. This information was compiled solely for the convenience of the user. Presently, the list includes apps for iOS and Android mobile devices. Some of these apps are free of charge while others require a purchase or subscription.

Descriptions of the apps are taken directly from the app developer's descriptive text where possible. Any claims made in the descriptions are claims made by the developer not by LSU Law library. 

If you are aware of any legal mobile applications not mentioned here and/or would like to add your favorite legal apps to the list, please email


Law Practice Magazine - free - iOSAndroid
The Law Practice magazine app is your mobile guide to the business of practicing law.  Law Practice magazine is the premier practice management resource dedicated to helping legal professionals master the four core areas of a successful law practice - marketing, management, technology and finance, provided by the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM). Law Practice magazine contains insightful articles on client development, practice management, legal technology and finance.

ABA Journal Daily News - free -  iOS & Android
Read breaking legal news, updated as it happens throughout every business day, plus in-depth montly magazine articles, for free wherever you are.


ABA Journal Magazine - free - iOS & Android
Covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession.  It features legal news, analysis, and profiles.  It is the nation's most-read and most-respected legal affairs magazine.  

Legal News

The American Lawyer - free - Android
The American Lawyer is the indispensable, unparalleled source of trusted legal news and insights for the professional legal community. 


Bloomberg BNA - free app, content subscription- iOS & Android
Bloomberg BNA Law Reports deliver original, authoritative and timely reporting and analysis that include key legal, legislative, regulatory or business developments. Our extensive information gathering capabilities include veteran reporters on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies, plus correspondents covering every state.


NPR News - free - iOS & Android 
 The ultimate NPR experience for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Follow local and national news and listen to your favorite NPR stations wherever you are and whenever you want to. 



NYTimes - free - iOS & Android  
Experience The Times’s award-winning journalism, elegantly designed with enhanced imagery and multimedia and streamlined navigation. The NYTimes app also includes our International Edition with global news and cultural content from our 50 bureaus around the world. 


Congressional Record - free - iOS

Read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. The Congressional Record App is presented by the Library of Congress using data provided by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office.

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