The official blog of the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism discusses ways to foster professionalism and civility among lawyers and judges.
Discussion of copyright law and policy issues focused on developing optimum copyright law.
This decidedly left-leaning blog from the American Constitution Society covers court cases and proposed legislation that threatens individual rights. Editorials coming from the likes of the ACLU, the First Amendment Center and gay-rights groups appear regularly.
"Balkinization an unanticipated consequence of Jack M. Balkin." This blawg focuses on constitutional, First Amendment and civil liberties issues.
Blog discusses aspects of the criminal justice system and philosophy. "[Pattison's] biggest objection to our Criminal Justice system is that it's complicated with enough smoke and mirrors that the simplicity of it is overwhelmed by the fog of process. Common sense dictates that if we can identify the foundational themes of Criminal Law, Defense, and the Constitution, the System is manageable. The purpose of this Blog is to simplify things from their most basic level to practical application."
"My work explores innnovative ways to support conflict resolution knowledge and skill development, with recent efforts focused on the use of technology and the world wide web," and this is reflected on the blawg, which discusses various conflict resolution-related topics.
This blog answers questions about the legal system in Illinois in a straightforward colloquial manner. Posts have a "Legal Tip of the Day."
"Helping people make respectful, civilized, values-based transitions from couple to single."
Guardian reporter and blogger Glenn Greenwald broke the story on secret U.S. collection of cellphone data. Posts at his blog explore decisions made by the U.S. federal government related to the "war on terror" and what press freedoms, civil rights and privacy rights are being traded off as a result.
Concurring Opinions is a general-interest blawg.
"Dispute Resolution Germany is an English language resource about litigation, arbitration and mediation in Germany (and elsewhere)."
Features commentary and musings about case law and legal topics.
"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."
Every weekday, law professors post on the very latest rulings regarding the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases and what sorts of lines of questioning should be permitted at criminal trials. They also note differences between the federal rules of evidence and the rules of various states. Occasionally, they will comment on whether they think courts have reached the right outcomes in these evidence cases or note fishy behavior by prosecutors.
Highlights the work of feminist law professors and contains information about articles and events that are likely to be of interest to them. Posts cover court cases, legislation and scholarship related to sexual discrimination for like-minded readers, as well as alert them to relevant conferences.
Posts give "instant analysis" of recent U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments and cover the activities of the blogger's Harlan Institute, which has a mission of bringing a stylized law school experience into the high school classroom. From the blog you can also access and sign up for the the Harlan Institute's FantasySCOTUS league.
"Jurisdynamics describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's endogenous adaptive capacity. This blog focuses on tools (mathematics, linguistics, complexity theory, and biology) and subjects (regulation, innovation, environmental law, and natural disasters) that invite jurisdynamic analysis."
Posts include tech tips, researching tips, reading recommendations and introductions to new technologies.
Using her University of California, Davis, scholarship as a backdrop, law professor Lisa Pruitt blogs about the intersection of law with rural life and culture. Topics are varied and include recent news and academic commentary, but all share an emphasis on rural settings.
Legal Theory Blog says it contains "all the theory that fits." It posts links to articles in law reviews and elsewhere that discuss constitutional and legal theory.
"News and views about philosophy, the academic profession, academic freedom, intellectual culture ... and a bit of poetry."
A blog devoted to the development of Catholic legal theory.
The authors post about books and papers, law school job openings, concerns of working professors, and "a variety of topics related to law and life."
"Law and reality in publishing (seldom the same thing) from the author's side of the slush pile, with occasional forays into military affairs, censorship and the First Amendment, legal theory, and anything else that strikes me as interesting."
"Thoughts on juries, trials, and the modern age of data-driven jury consulting."1 2 >