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Taxonomy Addendum: 104 More Legal Blogs

The following legal blogs have not yet been added to my taxonomy. I'm not entirely sure if/when I will do so, but I'm posting them here so that readers can know of them in the meantime. I learned about most of them from comments to this post or from emails. There are 104 legal blogs on this list.


Agricultural Law 

Antitrust and Distribution Law Blog 

Appellate Law & Practice

The Art Law Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog


BC Law IPTF Blog

Bench Conference

Blawg IT 

Blog: Today’s Workplace

Blogging Biodiversity


California Supreme Court Pending Appellate Cases 

Canadian Trademark Blog

Cheyenne Personal Injury Lawyer
Colorado DivorcePoint! Divorce Law Blog 

Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer

CommLaw Source

Consumer Law & Policy Blog,



Corrections Sentencing

Credit Slips

Crime and Consequences 

Customs Law 



Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
Divorce Law Journal


E-Commerce Law

Embezzlement Lawyer Blog

Eminent Domain Watch 


The Fire of Genius 

FIRE – The Torch

Fraud & Corruption File


Georgia DUI Blog

Georgetown Law Faculty Blog

Grand Junction Personal Injury Lawyer 




iBlawg (Duke Univ.)

The Illinois Trial Practice Blog

Indiana Family Law 


Injustice Anywhere

Insurance Coverage Law Blog 


International Economic Law and Policy Blog 

IP Due Diligence

IP Legal Lounge 


Jason the Content Librarian

Jeremy Richey’s Religion Law Blog

Jersey City Personal Injury Lawyer

Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation








Law and Letters

The Law Business 

Law Blog Central

Law Firm Internet Marketing Blawg 

Laws 1032

The Legal Reader 

Legal Research & Writing


Maryland Divorce Legal Center


Mass Tort Litigation Blog.

Michigan Collection Law Blog

Minnesota Business Litigation Blog 

Missing Children Blog

Money Laundering Blog 

Money Law

My Social Security Disability SSI Blog 


Navigating the Patent Maze 

New Jersey Domestic Partnership Information 

Notice of Appeal


Ohio Death Penalty Information

Orange Book Blog


Patent Pros 

The Patent Prospector 

Patent Trademark Blog 

Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer

The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) Blog 

Prosecutor Post-Script

Public Law: California Municipal Lawyer


Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawyer


Rapanos Blog


South Carolina Trial Law Blog

Start Making Sense

Structured Settlements 4Real 

Surrogacy & Egg Donation Blog



Temporary Attorney

Tort Law Journal (Ohio)

Trade Secrets Blog 


Uncivil Society 

Underdog Blog

University of Illinois College of Law Blogs 

University of Toronto Law School Faculty Blog 

Utah District Court CMECF Updates

Utah and Nevada Estate Planning Blog 


Vincent G. Rinn Law Library Blog (DePaul)



What’s New in Employment Law?
Womble Carlyle Construction Industry Blog 


The Yin Blog

September 14, 2006 in List of Legal Blogs, Taxonomy Addendum | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Blogs are Liberating the Profession from Dull Writing

Prof. Doug Berman has a new article in the National Law Journal entitled Blogs are Liberating the Profession from Dull Writing. It provides an excellent overview of why lawyers and law professors are turning to blogs as an alternative means of publishing and communication. The article mentions the collections on 3L Epiphany of cases citing legal blogs and law review articles citing legal blogs. The article also includes quotations from these two interviews I conducted with judges:

Here is an excerpt:

The growing respect for blogging among legal professionals stems in part from the medium's tendency to resist the worst excesses of the traditional forms of legal writing and publication. Many legal documents and most traditional law review articles can be ponderous, with assertions over-wrought, arguments over-made, principles over-cited and everything over-written. The blog medium fosters and rewards succinct expression. For legal writers and legal readers, it is liberating and refreshing to have thought-provoking ideas about the law expressed in only a few paragraphs or even a few sentences.

The blog medium also mitigates against encumbering legal points with endless footnotes and citations. Bloggers can provide references through hyperlinks to original sources or other blogs, but this reality highlights another technological virtue of the medium for developing and expressing legal ideas. Through links, blogs can facilitate a more direct and immediate engagement with original legal materials-whether cases, statutes, briefs, reports or articles-for the blogger and the blog-reader. Through linking, blogs also can foster a more direct and immediate engagement with other lawyers and law professors working on related issues.

Valuably, blogs enable lawyers and law professors to reach an extensive and extraordinarily diverse audience, and to interact with many new people as "cyber-peers." Blogs facilitate exposure to, and scrutiny by, a national and international readership. A blog's audience can include not only judges and practitioners at all levels and in many jurisdictions, but also policymakers, academics from many disciplines and journalists of all stripes. In addition, blogs are accessible to non-lawyers interested in legal issues and, perhaps most valuably, the real people whose lives are affected by the legal policies and doctrines that a blog may discuss. Through comments, links and other means, blogs foster continuous interactions with sophisticated (and unsophisticated) readers that can provide for a distinct and valuable form of peer review.

September 11, 2006 in Blog Articles, Publicity | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New Blog for Law Students Interested in Judicial Clerkships

All law students interested in applying for a judicial clerkship should definitely visit The Clerkship Notification Blog. Each circuit, state, and district is listed as a blog post, and readers can view or add information in the comments. It’s an excellent idea, and was quite successful last year.


From the introduction: 

Welcome to The Clerkship Notification Blog for the hunting season of 2006. The goal of this blog is to provide a forum for law clerk applicants to share information regarding their clerkship applications. By using the "comments" function applicants can easily find and share information as to which judges have started calling applicants, which judges have started making offers, and which judges have completed their hiring. Posting is entirely anonymous (though you are, of course, free to sign your name). 

The blog comes courtesy of Katherine McDaniel, who recently graduated from Yale Law School and has also started a new IP/tech blog called KatSCAN. 

September 10, 2006 in Blog News | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack