Legal Research and Writing


Posts cover legal research and writing and Web tools for same.


"Thoughts on the business of legal publishing."

RIPS Law Librarian Blog

Law school librarian bloggers post on their experiences with and ideas about teaching law students how to conduct legal research.

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Covers both the ways law governs creative endeavors and the ways creativity informs the practice of law.

Shaunna Mireau on Canadian Legal Research

Tips on Canadian legal research.

the (new) legal writer

"A collection of resources for lawyers and other writers." This site highlights upcoming legal writing seminars as well as posts around the legal blogosphere that cover grammar and style debates and opine the importance of lawyers writing well. The blawg author occasionally adds his own opinions on these topics.

The Charlotte Law Blog: The Official Blog of the Charlotte School of Law

“Welcome to the official blog of the Charlotte School of Law. While this blog began as a law library blog, the rise in readership led to the creation of a comprehensive data source covering all areas of the school.”

The CockleBur

"A blog about the law and life. The CockleBur covers everything from the U.S. Supreme Court to book reviews to lighthearted posts."

The Kessler Notebook

"Informs individuals, small businesses and corporations of notable topics affecting our current society, and important information related to the industries of computer forensics, forensic accounting, brand management, and others."

The Legal

"The Legal Blog is an earnest attempt to promote research based websites / blogs, by providing free, accurate and up to date information to lawyers, students and the layman. We at Legal Blog, attempt to simplify legal concepts by providing the latest case law and articles on various important topics." Most posts involve Indian law.

The New Rambler

Posts review books “about ideas,” usually from university presses.

The Write Report

Author Donna Ballman says she'll "try to point out good and bad ways to use the civil justice system in your writing, answer questions about using civil law in your writing, and tell you about the hottest publishing news."

Utah State Law Library

Learn about new online self-help Resources including forms and additions to the Online Court Assistance Program, get legal research tips, updates on new titles and new briefs added to our collection, and general library news.


"Legal updates for lawyers and businesses. Mainly re intellectual property law and information technology law." Other posts discuss marketing through social media and legal writing tips for law students.

West Reference Attorneys Summer Associate Blog

Gives tips and answers questions about performing Westlaw and WestlawNext searches.

Westlaw Insider

"Topics relevant to users of Westlaw and WestlawNext, including research tips, training opportunities and product info, as well as notable events and interesting stories from the legal profession."


Posts share insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions as well as the debate about what law schools need to do to produce "practice-ready" graduates and "practice-ready" scholarship.