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October 21, 2005

Where are the good law blogs out there?

Stephen Baker

I was looking for good blogs on law, and I found no mention of the field in this Technorati list. Am I missing it? In any case, if anyone knows of sparkling legal blogs, please let me know. It's for a little project I'm working on.

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Yo, yo, try Scotusblog. It's great.

Posted by: Heather Green at October 21, 2005 11:51 AM

Stephen,

I made an effort at the end of last year to identify some of the legal blogs I consider to be the "best" at http://www.denniskennedy.com/archives/2004_12.html#a000547. It's not a bad starting point. The Between Lawyers blog (http://www.corante.com/betweenlawyers/) is another legal blog I'd mention. Tom Mighell has done a great job of highlighting legal blogs over the years on his Inter Alia blog (http://www.inter-alia.net). Lisa Stone's Legal Blog Watch is another good access point to some of the best law blogs (http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com). For law professor blogs, a good starting point is Law Professor Blogs (http://lawprofessorblogs.com). Also, the law librarian blogs are excellent sources of legal materials (for example, http://www.bespacific.com). Hope that helps.

Dennis

Posted by: Dennis Kennedy at October 21, 2005 12:02 PM

Hey Stephen - you should check out Kevin O'Keefe's blog, "Real Lawyers Have Blogs" - http://kevin.lexblog.com/.

Posted by: Blake at October 21, 2005 12:09 PM

Check out the new jersey law blog

Posted by: Ben H at October 21, 2005 12:15 PM

Arend's I Law Blog @ Gtwn.

http://explore.georgetown.edu/blogs/?blogid=2

Posted by: Pablo H. at October 21, 2005 12:24 PM

One more: http://www.professorbainbridge.com/

Posted by: Pablo H. at October 21, 2005 12:26 PM

www.overlawyered.com and www.pointoflaw.com

Posted by: kims at October 21, 2005 12:26 PM

We are legion :)

For a start, go to Tom Mighell's site "Inter Alia" and follow the breadcrumbs:

http://www.inter-alia.net/

From there, as they say, the world is your hamster.

Probably the best known has the most memorable of URL's:

http://www.overlawyered.com/

Posted by: Rob Hyndman at October 21, 2005 12:37 PM

Check blawg.org, which lists 1,082 law blogs by popularity.

Posted by: Charlie Wood at October 21, 2005 12:38 PM

Not sure if you're looking for blogs about law or blogs written by lawyers but http://www.talkleft.com/ was a blogroll containing some law blogs

Posted by: tara at October 21, 2005 12:50 PM

I did a search on "law" in Blogger (http://blogspot.com), and came up with a bunch in different fields.

Is that an implied comment on Technorati (and blog search in general)? I have had some challenges in getting my blog postings to show up in Technorati, even though I have been following their suggestions.

Posted by: Martin at October 21, 2005 01:30 PM

Bank Lawyer's Blog: http://www.banklawyersblog.com

and

Garlo Ward, P.C. (for long term health care providers): http://garloward.com

Posted by: Artist at October 21, 2005 03:33 PM

The blogrolls at The Yin Blog - http://yin.typepad.com - have quite a listing of law professors, law students, and litgation blogs.

Posted by: Mike Sansone at October 21, 2005 04:16 PM

thanks for all these suggestions! I'll do a post over the weekend with links to them.

Posted by: steve baker at October 21, 2005 05:30 PM

Wow, did you open the floodgates with that one - looks like lawyers are not afraid to toot their horn.

On serious note, I'm working on list of best/most trafficked lawyer blogs with librarians/editors of two of the major aggregators - just not Technorati at this point. I'll ask their permission and get you list.

Blawg.org is nice directory but it's not really by popularity as it is just measured by clicks through from the blawg.org site . And because no one but lawyers spending a lot of time on the net know what a 'blawg' is, it's not nearly as good a measurement as incoming links.

And can you believe with all the problems we lawyers create for our reputation, in large part because people do not understand what we do, we go out and coin the term 'blawg' to further confuse people?

Heck, I am a lawyer and was busting my ass in early 2004 year to figure out how blogs could be used as a positive marketing tool by lawyers and it took me almost a month to figure out what a 'blawg' was. But we lawyers, intended or not, tend to do whatever we can to make the law look like it's our exclusive playground.

Posted by: Kevin O'Keefe at October 21, 2005 06:11 PM

There are a number of terrific legal blogs available. Here is a sampling. Full disclosure: Some are affiliated with Law.com/ALM Media, but all are deserving of recognition.

- Robert Ambrogi?? LawSites: The blog provides updates on sites and blogs for those in the legal profession. http://www.legaline.com/lawsites.html

- Legal Blog Watch: A blog capturing the daily legal discussions in the blogosphere. http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/

- How Appealing: One of the most read legal blogs about appellate and other legal news.

Updated frequently throughout the day. http://legalaffairs.org/howappealing/

- Adam Smith, Esq: A blog about the economics of law firms.

http://www.bmacewen.com/blog/

- Blawg Review: Perspectives from weekly guest legal bloggers.

http://www.blawgreview.com/

- Black Prof Blog: Commentary and analysis written by a group of legal scholars. http://www. blackprof.com.

- I/P Updates: Thoughtful analysis for those working in the IP practice area.

http://ip-updates.blogspot.com/

- InHouse Blog: From contracts to compensation, InHouse Blog provides regular updates for those working in law departments.

http://www.inhouseblog.com/

- Prism Legal: A blog with intelligent discussions about legal technology. http://www.prismlegal.com/wordpress/

- Insurance Scrawl: A blog for those interested in legal issues around insurance. http://insurancescrawl.com/

- Jottings by an Employers Lawyer: A blog for those practicing employment law and for in-house attorneys.

http://employerslawyer.blogspot.com/

- Crime & Federalism: A blog looking at criminal law with an emphasis on federalism.

http://federalism.typepad.com/

- My Shingle: My Shingle is written for solos and attorneys working in small firms. Has a loyal following. http://www.myshingle.com/

- The Wired GC: A blog for those heading legal departments and for those who hope to lead legal departments. http://www.wiredgc.com/

- May It Please The Court: A smart blog discussing today?? legal events. http://www.mayitpleasethecourt.com/journal.asp

- Law Department Management: Provides thoughts on managing an in-house legal department.

http://lawdepartmentmanagement.typepad.com/

- The Common Scold: Written by Law Technology News?Monica Bay, the blog covers (you guessed it) legal technology and Monica’s musings about the Yankees. http://commonscold.typepad.com/

- The Volokh Conspiracy: Provides commentary about daily legal news and events of interest by a group a group of bloggers, including Eugene Volokh. http://www.volokh.com

- Excited Utterances: An exceptional blog about knowledge management. http://excitedutterances.blogspot.com/

- Silicon Valley Media Law Blog: Expert analysis about media law, with a strong focus on tech and IP law.

http://www.svmedialaw.com/

Posted by: Jennifer Collins at October 21, 2005 06:33 PM

Listless Lawyer

http://www.listlesslawyer.com/blog/

Posted by: Stuart Ian Burns at October 21, 2005 06:37 PM

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

http://www.thecorporatecounsel.net/blog/index.html

Posted by: Dimitar Vesselinov at October 21, 2005 07:55 PM

In a few short weeks we'll showcase 50 of the most thought-provoking legal blogs at: www.blawgworld.com (site not yet live).

Posted by: Neil Squillante at October 22, 2005 12:05 AM

Here is one http://madisonian.net/.

The blogger teaches law at U-Pitt

Posted by: Venky Krishnamoorthy at October 22, 2005 12:05 AM

I'm biased, of course, because this is my blog, but it covers a subject area that not many others do, and covers certain jurisdictions which not many do.

Posted by: Richard at October 22, 2005 12:06 PM

Hi Stephen,

Try this Technorati list instead: http://www.technorati.com/blogs/law.

Posted by: Denise Howell at October 22, 2005 07:03 PM

Stephen, here's a good start:

http://www.technorati.com/blogs/law

Dave

Posted by: David Sifry at October 22, 2005 08:38 PM

here is one ... http://tcattorney.typepad.com/wrongfuldeath/

and another ... http://tcattorney.typepad.com/michigansupremecourt/ and another ...

and one more http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/

and again ... http://tcattorney.typepad.com

Posted by: Enrico Scahefer at October 23, 2005 12:54 PM

Check out the brain injury news and information blog at www.braininjury.blogs.com for cutting edge information on brain injury created by noted brain injury legal expert, Michael Kaplen who is President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, Past Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a member of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council.

Posted by: Michael Kaplen at October 24, 2005 06:29 PM

You can also check out the always effervescent South Carolina Trial Law Blog which focuses on 'Using Technology to be a Better Trial Lawyer'. http://www.SCTrialLaw.com

Posted by: Dave Swanner at October 24, 2005 07:45 PM

Stephen, a bunch of them will be at BlawgThink. We'd love for you to come and meet us in person.

www.blawgthink.com

Posted by: Matthew Homann at October 26, 2005 05:09 PM

You can search for law blogs on lsblogs, found 29 searching for the word law. Blog posts are indexed, so specific items relating to law that have been blogged about will be found in the results.

Posted by: lsblogs at November 1, 2005 09:02 PM

If it is humour you want/need: look no further than www.anonymouslawyer.blogspot.com

Posted by: Petere Fontes at November 30, 2005 01:45 PM

Blawgworld is now up and running: http://www.blawgworld.com

Posted by: Neil Squillante at December 1, 2005 01:22 AM

http://www.taxvista.com is a free, collaborative blawg on tax law. We are at the moment running in beta but we have just launched a global internet campaign to rally tax bloggers to our community. Part of the campaign is a contest awarding cash prizes to the best and most prolific taxvista bloggers. Contact me if you want more information.

Posted by: Christophe Rosseel at January 28, 2006 11:26 AM

I would like to add Karel's Legal Blog (http://www.curacao-law.com).

Posted by: Karel Frielink at January 11, 2007 05:26 PM


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