List of Legal Blogs: An Introduction
I have now posted my entire list of approximately 500 legal blogs. I divided this list into sections to avoid formatting problems. [Update: The list now numbers 686. See here.]
My purpose for compiling this list is to create a taxonomy of legal blogs.
The complete list can be accessed by scrolling down, or by clicking on the individual links here:
As I indicated here, this is both an incomplete and over-inclusive list. Some of the blogs are inactive (i.e. no recent postings). And some of them are not accurately described as “legal blogs.” On the other hand, I expect that there are many active legal blogs missing from the list, especially state and local blogs that I have not yet come across.
I invite readers to make additions to the list. Please feel free to suggest legal blogs that are missing and should be included. However, please do not submit law student blogs or non-U.S. legal blogs. I explain why briefly here, and in comments to this post. Two exceptions: I will accept group blogs by law students which are for a class. And I will accept legal blogs from Canada.
Update: A list of blogs which were included after the original list was made is here.
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Hi there. Great job. Would you mind correcting the URL for The Southern California Law Blog? The old URL is SoCalLawBlog.com. The new URL is www.SCLBlog.com.
Posted by: SoCal Lawyer | Mar 7, 2006 8:05:53 PM
Done! Thank you.
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 7, 2006 10:31:31 PM
We would love to be included. We are at www.chinalawblog.com
Posted by: Jason | Mar 8, 2006 1:58:33 AM
Got it, Jason. Thanks!
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 8, 2006 7:00:05 AM
Please Include Our Legal Blawg
Posted by: Noah Popp | Mar 8, 2006 7:59:36 AM
Thanks for commenting. Unfortunately, as I said in my main post, I am not including law student blogs. This is not because I have anything against them (I'm a law student blogger myself, obviously). It's simply a matter of practicality. Limiting my list to legal blogs by attorneys and law professors still leaves me with a tremendous amount of work to do. If I include law student blogs, it makes the project much more overwhelming. Law student blogs are simply harder to locate, and more difficult to classify.
It could be that once this semester is over, I will at some point revise my list and taxonomy to include law student blogs (and also some non-US legal blogs). But at this point in time it's just not realistic. I'm still taking 16 credit hours, and the blog is only 2. Plus the MPRE, job interviews, etc.
So please don't take it personally that I don't include Blawg and Economics. If I include yours, I have to include every law student blog, and there are just too many for me at the present time. But this project that I complete during the semester may only be the beginning, and I will hopefully revise my taxonomy so that blogs such as yours can be included. (No guarantees, however.)
B&E looks like a great blog, and I wish you the best. - 3L Epiphany
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 8, 2006 8:19:16 AM
How about blogs by law lecturers outside the US?
If you're including them then I'd love to be on the list - http://fdelondras.blogspot.com
Posted by: Fiona | Mar 8, 2006 10:15:19 AM
Thanks for your comment. Just as with my response to Noah about law student blogs(see the comment right above yours), I will not be incorporating foreign legal blogs. The reason is the same: I have to draw some parameters in order to make this project realistic. If this were my full-time job it might be different, but as an Independent Study project in the midst of other 3L responsibilities, it's just too much for me to handle if I open up my taxonomy to non-US legal blogs.
As I also said to Noah, once my final semester of law school is over (and the bar, and my job searching), I plan to revise my list and taxonomy. I will hopefully then be able to include law student blogs and foreign legal blogs. I don't yet know whether this is realistic either, because it depends on what my future holds. But I do think a taxonomy of legal blogs is an important project, and that blogs such as yours should ultimately be included.
Thanks again, and best regards. Enjoy your Mental Meandering in Ireland.
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 8, 2006 10:27:49 AM
Great project! I'd be honored if you would include Decision of the Day in your taxonomy. Though pseudonymous, I assure you it is not a student or foreign blog, and it is updated daily.
Posted by: Robert Loblaw | Mar 8, 2006 1:10:31 PM
"Robert," I added Decision of the Day. Thanks!
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 8, 2006 2:27:22 PM
Posted by: Paul W. Mollica | Mar 8, 2006 6:02:27 PM
Got it, Paul. I put it under "Daily Developments in EEO Law." Is that the name you prefer?
Posted by: 3L Epiphany | Mar 8, 2006 6:28:19 PM
Posted by: Broc Romanek | Mar 8, 2006 7:09:50 PM
This is a nice list. Two blogs that you could add are the Empirical Legal Studies Blog at www.elsblog.org and William Patry's Copyright Blog at williampatry.blogspot.com/.
Posted by: Bill | Mar 8, 2006 8:03:51 PM
Well done! SCOTUSblog is now at www.scotusblog.com. Thanks.
Posted by: Tom Goldstein | Mar 8, 2006 9:24:56 PM
Harmful Error, a blog by U.S. lawyers about the Nevada Supreme Court and criminal cases in Nevada is at http://nevadacriminallaw.blogspot.com/
Posted by: JoNell Thomas | Mar 8, 2006 9:37:16 PM
The Institute for Global Security Law and Policy Blog: http://law.case.edu/terrorism
Law, Terrorismand Homeland Security: http://www.lawandterrorism.com
Posted by: Greg McNeal | Mar 8, 2006 9:38:26 PM
While we also blog cultural events, etc., Fumare is a group blog with about 10 contributors, all attorneys, with law as one of its primary focuses. http://www.fumare.us
Hope you can include. Thanks.
Posted by: Ryder | Mar 8, 2006 11:36:39 PM
You might want to include my blog, Ideas. I'm a law professor (Santa Clara University) and some of my posts are on legal topics--recently, for instance, on the law of classical Athens and on the NSA controversy.
On the other hand, I cover a considerable range of other topics, so might not fit your criteria. The URL is:
Posted by: David Friedman | Mar 9, 2006 3:02:44 AM
Posted by: hb | Mar 9, 2006 3:50:43 AM
Practitioner here, medium poster, legal issues predominate, but not dry. See if you think it fits your list.
Posted by: Wintermute | Mar 9, 2006 4:51:56 AM
How about my blog, Sui Generis-a New York Law Blog? ( http://nylawblog.typepad.com )
It's not a foreign blog, and I'm a lawyer--not a law student.
Good job, btw.
Posted by: Nicole Black | Mar 9, 2006 6:18:59 AM
thenewtwenty.com is a sometimes legal blog, or at least it is on occasion :-). Three attorneys write it and the intended goal is to address legal topics while also discussing topics of interest in teh real world.
Posted by: Ben | Mar 9, 2006 9:20:08 AM
Patterico's Pontifications: http://patterico.com/
Stop the Bleating!: http://stopthebleating.typepad.com/stop_the_bleating/
All are blogs by American lawyers (STB! also has an anonymous Canadian lawprof), all are updated more or less regularly, and all focus on purely legal topics at least once in a while.
Posted by: Matt | Mar 9, 2006 9:41:58 AM
Thanks for including Kierkegaard Lives! I think this is a potentially very useful project, and I wish you all the best in your endeavor.
Posted by: IMKierkegaard | Mar 9, 2006 10:27:10 AM
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