"The ELS blog serves as an online forum to discuss and provide links for emerging empirical legal scholarship, provide conference updates, discuss empirical claims that have emerged in public and political discourse, facilitate discussion for guest empirical scholars and assess current empirical findings and methodologies."
This blawg covers newsworthy and noteworthy government documents at all levels of government, from local to international. Blawger and law librarian Kevin McClure hopes the blawg will provide useful research and information. He also aims to raise the profile of some valuable sources of government information.
"Posts cover a wide range of legal topics, from in-depth analyses of U.S. Supreme Court rulings to the latest news in intellectual property law to the intersection of law with feminism, technology, sports, and pop culture." Many posts also cover news about IIT Chicago-Kent faculty.
"The site is intended to be of use to anyone around the world who is interested in trade law issues. We have tried to develop features that appeal to a wide variety of people who might be interested in trade law, including: trade lawyers in private practice; government officials and employees of international organizations; professors and students; trade policy experts; think tanks; and nongovernmental organizations."
"Posts feature scholarly discourse on the latest Supreme Court news and decisions."
The blog's title stands for Journal of Things We Like (Lots). In posts, law professors evaluate the latest and greatest legal scholarship in their respective disciplines.
Posts cover "42 U.S.C. section 1983, perhaps the most important federal civil rights statute, and on constitutional law (especially the First Amendment), the teaching of constitutional law and other law-related topics."