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Taxonomy: Legal Specialties

I have begun collecting blogs according to legal specialty. I list a sampling below of specialties that have at least four blogs. Even within a given specialty, the blogs are remarkably dissimilar. Some are from solo practitioners, while some are from law firms or even national associations. Some give updates on legal news, some give political observations, and others give practical advice. A difficulty in carrying out this project is that each blog usually contains something worth reading. To collect examples takes time, unless one refuses to read all the interesting posts. Furthermore, almost every blog has a "blogroll," listing even more blogs that deserve attention. To keep on top of all this variety is daunting.

Classifying according to legal specialty is an easy and obvious method, but still requires consideration about how to make it most effective. Some categories overlap, and some specialty blogs go beyond their stated reach. The samples below illustrate the diversity existing even within specialty blogs. To compile this list, I used Blawg.org, Blawg Republic, Google, and the blogrolls of visited blogs.

One initial observation: The specialty with the most legal blogs by far is Intellectual Property Law.

Admiralty Law

Admiralty, Boating, and Maritime Law Podcasts

Boating Safety Law and News


Proctor in Admiralty

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Florida Mediator

National Arbitration Forum Blog

Online Guide to Mediation 

Ross’s Arbitration Blog

Antitrust Law

Antitrust Law Blog

The Antitrust Monitor


Antitrust Review

Bankruptcy Law


Bankruptcy America

The Bankruptcy Lawyer’s Blog

The Bankruptcy Litigation Blog

Business/Corporate Law 

Business Law Prof Blog

Corporate Governance Leadership Blog

Deal Attorney


Construction Law

Build on This


Construction Law Blog

Construction Owners and Builders Law Blog

Contracts Law 

Contracts Blog


Surfwax: News, Reviews, and Articles on Oral Contract

The Fine Print: Musings of a Contracts Lawyer

Criminal Law

Crime and Federalism


Indignant Indigent

Sentencing Law and Policy

Disability Law 


Disability Law Blog

Social Security Disability Blog

The Disabled Worker Law Blog

Education Law 

Board Buzz

Special Education Law Blog

The FAPE Page


Elder Law 

Aging and Law in West Virginia

Elder Law Prof Blog

Texas Elder Law Blawg [defunct]

You and Yours Blawg

Election Law 

Election Law

Election Updates

Equal Vote Blog


Energy Law

Energy Legal Blog

LNG Law Blog

LOCE Wind and Wave Energy Weblog

Renewable Energy Law Blog

Environmental Law

Environmental Law Diary

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Legal Blogs


Family Law

Arizona Family Law Blog

California Divorce Blawg

Knight on Family Law

South Carolina Family Law Blog

Health Law

Garlo Ward, P.C.

Health Care Law Blog

HealthLawProf Blog

NY Medical Malpractice

Immigration Law

BTA: Border Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog


Visalaw Blog

Insurance Law

Declarations and Exclusions

Insurance Defense Blog

Insurance Scrawl

Specialty Insurance Blog

Intellectual Property Law

Anything Under the Sun Made by Man


IP Blawg

Patent Pending

International Law

blog do dip

Embassy Law Blog

International Extradition Blog

Opinio Juris

Internet Law

Cyberlaw Central

Gahtan’s Technology and Internet Law Blog


Lessig Blog

Labor Law

George’s Employment Blawg

HR Lawyer’s Blog

Ross’s Employment Law Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Legal Ethics

Ben Cowgill on Legal Ethics


Legal Ethics Forum

MJP News 

Media Law

Media Law

Media Law_Prof_Blog

Silicon Valley Media Law Blog

Wahab & Medenica LLC Biz-Media-Law Blog

Personal Injury Law

Atlanta Injury Law Blog

The Illinois Personal Injury Weblog

Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog

Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Property/Real Estate Law

Commercial Real Estate Loans and Structured Finance

New Jersey Eminent Domain Law Blog

Seattle Landlord-Tenant Attorney

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Securities Law

Securities Litigation Watch

The 10b-5 Daily

TheCorporateCounsel.net Blog

The PSLRA Nugget

Tax Law

Death and Taxes – The Blog


Tax & Business Law Commentary 

TaxProf Blog 

March 3, 2006 in A Taxonomy of Legal Blogs | Permalink


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