The 2008 ABA Journal Blawg 100

These are the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal.

The voting period has ended.

Thank you to all who participated. The final results are listed below.

For a printable list of all 100 blogs, click here. Check out the mini profiles of Ann Althouse, Ernie Svenson and Jurist-Paper Chase. For our list of One-Hit Wonders, click here.


Thank You Ma'am

Blogger Sharon Nichols, a University of Alabama law student, turned her posts on “political commentary and general frivolity” into a book deal. Her Facebook group, I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar, led to a forthcoming book by the same name. Nichols has nearly abandoned political topics, but Bama’s mass e-mail policies give her plenty of post fodder.



Nuts & Boalts

“Boalties” from the University of Cali­for­nia at Berkeley collaborate to blog about news, sports, politics, gossip and student questions. Founder Armen Adzhemyan, now an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, set the tone in 2004 with his ground rules for the blog: “Boalt, law schools, law, politics or anything is fair game.”




Despite advances, female lawyers face unique challenges in getting ahead in the profession, particularly women of color. Founded seven years ago by a group of female law students, Ms. JD continues to be a place where law students and recent grads can go to find inspiration from successful women in the field. The blog (affiliated with the National Women Law Students' Organization) contains a wealth of practical tips on financing a legal education and launching a professional career.