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Free Bar Review Lectures Online

Written by Brett McKay

Austin from CALI’s Pre-law blog has posted about FREE, that’s right free bar review lecture MP3’s online. The Charleston School of Law has been posting them at their CALI Classcaster site.

If you’re not taking the bar yet, you’ll still find these lectures useful. They pretty much go over black letter law, much like the Sum and Substance CD’s do. Listening to these lectures are a great way to review or study for law school finals.

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Listen to Life of Law Student for Free Class Lectures

Written by Mrs. FLS

Life of a Law Student is a site the produces law school lecture podcasts. It’s student run, but I’ve been very impressed with the quality of the productions. The students take their notes from class and do a lecture for podcast listeners. I’ve stated to listen to their podcasts after class as a part of my review routine.

I’ve posted on finding free sources for law mp3s. Life of a Law Student is one more great addition to that list.

Massive Resource List for Online Learning

Written by Mrs. FLS

Lifehacker had post on this nifty site, Massive Resource List for All Autodidacts. It’s just a page with different lists of stuff you can lean on the Internet. They have a list for free podcasts of different university lectures. You can learn about economics and U.S foreign policy from a real professor. There’s also a list of places where you can learn a foreign language for free. I also like how they’ve included a list of free useful software for students.

How this can help law students
One thing I’ve learned in law school is that the study of law often touches on other subjects. If a student really wants to understand the law, it’s often useful to be familiar with these subjects. For example, in Constitutional law, history plays a huge role in the development of the law. Background in American history can be extremely useful in understanding Con law. Another example is contracts and property. I wish I would have taken an economics class or two while I was an undergrad. General knowledge about the subject would have come in handy.

Check it out today.

College Students: Get free music downloads (with a catch)

Written by Brett McKay

I found this article in this morning’s New York Times about big labels offering free music to college students. However, there will be some substantial restrictions. The service is called Rukus Network. They’ve licensed music from big labels at a reduced fee and are offering downloads for free. You have to download Rukus software to download and play music. Also, schools have to agree to install a server on their campus networks.

Sounds pretty swell. Problem is if you want to transfer your mp3’s from Rukus to your mp3 player. You have pay $5 a month and it only works with players made by Creative and ScanDisk. The music won’t play on the Zune or the iPod. Boo.

I guess this could still be useful if you wanted to test run some songs before you decided to buy the cd or download it off of iTunes. However, streaming audio like Pandora and other places are probably just as good for discovering new music.