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Open Invitation for Additions to Taxonomy

I have created this post so that readers can suggest additions and improvements to my Taxonomy of Legal Blogs. Readers can use the Comments feature at the bottom of this post for:


  1. adding legal blogs that are missing from the taxonomy (please feel free to recommend categories for these blogs);
  2. suggesting that legal blogs currently included in the taxonomy belong in different or additional categories;
  3. suggesting that legal blogs which were purposely omitted from the taxonomy should be included (see the posts here);
  4. suggesting that entirely new categories of legal blogs should be added, or that existing categories should be changed or subdivided; and
  5. providing updates about legal blogs which have a new URL, or have become inactive.   

The taxonomy was originally limited to American and Canadian legal blogs. But readers who wish to recommend legal blogs from other countries may do so here. Interested readers should also visit the global Observatory of the Legal Blogosphere.


The taxonomy does not include law student blogs. Rather than posting them here in the comments, readers should go to Clever WoT’s excellent Law Student Blogger Directory. Any omissions can be added there.


Here is an initial list of legal blogs that will be added to my taxonomy after the Bar is over:

Readers can add more legal blogs and suggest other improvements in the comments below. This post will thus become a continuation of the taxonomy. Thanks in advance to all who participate.

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This is a very interesting (and useful) project that you have undertaken. I would call your attention to an additional legal blog published by our firm, Branham & Day. The site is www.dayontorts.com. It is a site devoted to the ongoing development of tort law, especially in the state of Tennessee. The site is authored by our founding partner John Day.

[Day on Torts is listed under Tort Law, one of the Specialty Blogs categories. However, it has not yet been added to Tennessee, under State Blogs. - 3LE]

Posted by: James Streett | Jun 12, 2006 1:48:02 PM

[Comment removed. Art Leonard's blog is in the taxonomy already, under Civil Liberties Law (under Specialty Blogs). - 3LE]

Posted by: Art Leonard | Jun 12, 2006 3:25:33 PM

From an email:

Counterfeit Chic, www.counterfeitchic.com, probably belongs in the IP-General list rather than just the IP-Copyright list, since it deals extensively with trademark and some patent law as well as copyright.

You might add Uncivil Society, www.uncivilsociety.com, a law prof blog dealing with nonprofit law and NGOs. In fact, you might consider a Nonprofit Law or NGO Law category.

Posted by: Ian Best | Jun 12, 2006 4:59:38 PM

Hi there. I run a blog on pharmaceutical patent law, called Orange Book Blog (www.orangebookblog.com). It could go into IP-Patent and/or into a new category, "Food and Drug Law." Thanks.

Posted by: Aaron Barkoff | Jun 12, 2006 5:04:02 PM

FYI--my blog, Sui Generis, is already in the taxonomy under NY blogs.

[Fixed. Thanks, Nicole! -3LE]

Posted by: Nicole Black | Jun 12, 2006 5:37:10 PM

I run a blog exclusively devoted to South Carolina law. My blog, Carolina Petitioner, is at http://carolinapetitioner.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Carolina Petitioner | Jun 13, 2006 1:31:10 PM

Hi -- My blog "Lowering the Bar" (www.loweringthebar.net) is classified under the "general" heading, which is fine but it probably should also be classified under "humor." At least, it's SUPPOSED to be funny.

Thanks again --


Posted by: Kevin Underhill | Jun 14, 2006 12:48:26 AM

Thank you for doing this.

Posted by: Richard Winger | Jun 14, 2006 11:11:23 AM

Hi. I'd appreciate if you'd list my blog, www.njdomesticpartnership.com, which covers the law of domestic partnership and issues related to legal protection of same-sex couples.

Thanks, and good luck on the bar!

Stephen J. Hyland

Posted by: Stephen J. Hyland | Jun 14, 2006 3:00:00 PM

I'm wondering if your taxonomy accounts in some way for the fact that some blogs are not *exclusively* law blogs. For instance, I have a blog with one co-blogger; he's a law professor, but I'm an economist, and both of us regularly post on both legal and non-legal matters. I can see our blog is already included; I'm just curious as to whether you tried to take the mixed-topic-area and mixed-contributor-type factors into account, or if you just included any blog with legal content of any measurable frequency.

Posted by: Glen Whitman | Jun 14, 2006 7:24:08 PM

I would add the Sports Law Blog to "law professor blogs", in that three of its permanent contributors (and many guests) are law professors.

Also, some of the categories have numbers attached to the lists -- e.g., 1-20. I know those number don't mean to imply any sort of rank, and that the blogs are listed alphabetically -- but I would just list them with "dots" as you do elsewhere.

Posted by: Geoffrey Rapp | Jun 15, 2006 8:22:05 PM

The Art Law Blog by Donn Zaretsky at John Silberman Associates should be added. Have you thought of a career as a law librarian? This is a great project.

Posted by: Terry Martin | Jun 15, 2006 9:16:24 PM

Sports Law:

Posted by: Darren | Jun 16, 2006 12:39:22 AM

state tax breaks and incentives: ataxingissue.blogspot.com

Posted by: Brandon | Jun 16, 2006 4:48:00 PM

You are doing a fine job. I can see that finding a slot for my blog might be difficult. You could use one of the categories on my blog. "In Your Face" might work. But, "The Latest Baddest" has a certain ring. Or, "Gaming The System."

Maybe you just need a new section for attorneys who admit to being greedy. It might end up being either extremely small or large. Who knows?

Posted by: Greedy Trial Lawyer | Jun 18, 2006 7:49:15 AM

My blog is focused on law firm marketing and blog marketing. It's at http://www.lawfirmblogging.com


Posted by: Nathan Burke | Jun 19, 2006 7:20:06 AM

My blogs are all legally focused


Posted by: kay | Jun 19, 2006 11:16:36 AM

Our blog relates to topics of interest to Arizona victims who have suffered a loss due to the negligence of another person or entity. We write on a variety of topics ranging from product liability to insurance matters, medical malpractice, automobile collisions, and identity theft.

Posted by: Randall Udelman | Jun 19, 2006 11:28:01 AM

Great site! I wanted to point you to my blog - "Blogging Biodiversity" at http://kathryn.garforthmitchell.net

It probably fits best under the environmental law category although I also deal with intellectual property.

Posted by: Kathryn Garforth | Jun 20, 2006 11:38:55 AM

Just wanted to call your attention to another new blog -- Fraud & Corruption File (http://fraudandcorruption.blogspot.com). As the name suggests, it covers all manner of white collar crime as well as political corruption and other topics of interest.

Posted by: Fraud & Corruption File editor | Jun 20, 2006 12:29:59 PM

We have a great blog written by attorney David Rossmiller who is passionate about insurance coverage--www.insurancecoverageblog.com Please add it to your list.


Posted by: Marjory Morford | Jun 21, 2006 3:12:12 PM

You may be interested in a couple of blogs i publish

House of Butter - for people intereste in the legal publishing industry.. we try to get the scoops and we don't hold back if we think any publisher is being a bit cheeky. HOB is about 3 years old, originally published out of Australia but now based in NYC


we also publish amongst other blogs A.ALE Asia.Australia Legal Eye.. keeping an eye on developments in the region and anything else that catches our attention


Posted by: sean hocking | Jun 22, 2006 12:43:12 PM

Hi Ian,

I noticed that you added a foreign law category to your taxonomy site. Sure hope you'll add my blog (Australian legal research & KM) to that category or to the law librarian category. I have a steady number of people viewing my blog at this time.



Posted by: Robyn Rebollo | Jun 28, 2006 8:48:53 AM

Oops! My blog web address is




Posted by: Robyn Rebollo | Jun 28, 2006 8:51:32 AM

Since this project will envetually provide schalrship, I suppose that excludes most personal blawgs.

In that case, I offer law professor blogs - http://www.lawprofessorblogs.com/

Posted by: Java Bean Rush | Jun 28, 2006 1:46:14 PM

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